Law (2001:82) For Swedish Citizenship

Original Language Title: Lag (2001:82) om svenskt medborgarskap

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The importance of citizenship



section 1 of The Swedish citizenship is a legal relationship

between the citizen and the State which confer rights and

obligations for both parties. Citizenship brings together all

citizens and stands for togetherness with Sweden.

Citizenship represents the formal membership of the

Swedish society and is a basis for International Board of Directors.



This law regulates how a person becomes or ceases to be

a Swedish citizen. Law (2014:481).



Acquisition of Swedish citizenship at birth



2 § a child acquires Swedish citizenship at birth,

If



1. a parent of the child is a Swedish citizen, or



2. a deceased parent was a Swedish citizen at the

his death. Law (2014:481).



section 3 of a foundling who reached this country be regarded as Swedish

citizens until something else is known. Law (2014:481).



Acquisition of Swedish citizenship by adoption



section 4 a child under the age of twelve years and adopted by a

Swedish citizen becomes a Swedish citizen by adoption, if



1. the child is adopted in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or

Norway, or



2. the child is adopted by a foreign decision approved

or otherwise, valid in Sweden under the Act (1971:796) if

international legal relations concerning adoption, or who

applies pursuant to lagen (1997:191) on the occasion of Sweden's

access to the Hague Convention on protection of children and cooperation

in international adoptions. Law (2014:481).



Acquisition of Swedish citizenship by notification



section 5 was repealed by law (2014:481).



section 6, a child who has been born in Sweden and that since birth

is stateless to acquire Swedish citizenship by notification of

the person or persons having custody of the child, if the child has

permanent residency and domicile in this country.



Notification must be made before the child has reached the age of eighteen years.

Law (2014:481).



section 7 of The children who do not have Swedish citizenship acquires

Swedish citizenship by notification of the person or persons who have

custody of the child, if the child has



1. a permanent residence permit in Sweden, and



2. place of residence in this country for three years or, if the child is

stateless, two years.



Notification must be made before the child has reached the age of eighteen years.



If the child has reached the age of twelve years and have foreign citizenship,

required for the acquisition of Swedish citizenship to the child

agree that such consent does not, however, required. If

the child is permanently prevented to give consent because of

a mental disorder or because of any other similar

relationship. Law (2014:481).



section 8 A foreigner who has reached the age of eighteen but not twenty-one years

acquires Swedish citizenship by notification if he or

She has



1. a permanent residence permit in Sweden, and



2. place of residence in this country since he or she turned thirteen years

or, in the case of the person who is stateless, fifteen years.

Law (2014:481).



§ 9 the person has reached the age of eighteen years and who has lost or

freed from his Swedish citizenship regain this by

notification, if he or she



1. have a permanent residence permit in Sweden,



2. has been domiciled in this country for a total of ten years,

and



3. after two years of residence in this country. Law (2014:794).



section 10 If a foreigner becomes a Swedish citizen according to 6, 7, 8

or section 9, acquires his or her unmarried child who

domiciled in this country, and have not reached the age of eighteen years old Swedish

citizenship of the alien



1. sole custody of the child, or



2. the custodial parent in common with the other parent and he

or she's a Swedish citizen.



Are the parents of an unmarried child who is a resident here in

country and under the age of eighteen years at the Swedish

citizens under 6, 7, 8 or 9, the child also acquires

Swedish citizenship if he or she is under the

custody. Law (2014:481).



Acquisition of Swedish citizenship upon application (naturalisation)



section 11 of an alien may qualify, Swedish

citizenship (period for naturalisation), if he or she has



1. establish their identity;



2. the age of eighteen years,



3. a permanent residence permit in Sweden,



4. resident in this country



(a)) for two years in the case of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic or

Norwegian citizen,



(b)) for four years in the case of those who are stateless or to

assess as a refugee pursuant to Chapter 4. section 1 of the Aliens Act

(2005:716),



c) for five years in the case of other aliens, and



5. experienced and likely to have an honest

way of life. Act (2005:722).



section 12 if the requirements of section 11 is not fulfilled, unless otherwise

follows from the second subparagraph, the applicant nevertheless period for naturalisation, if



1. the applicant has previously been a Swedish citizen,



2. the applicant is married or cohabiting with a Swedish citizen, or



3. There are special reasons for it.



An applicant who cannot prove their identity in accordance with section 11 1,

the period for naturalisation, only if he or she for at least eight years,

resident in this country and do likely the declared

the identity is correct.



paragraph 13 of the decision naturalisation shall be determined even if the

applicant's unmarried children who are under eighteen years of age acquires Swedish

citizenship.



Loss of Swedish citizenship



paragraph 14 of A Swedish citizen loses his Swedish citizenship

When he or she reaches the age of twenty-two years, if he or she



1. is born abroad,



2. never been domiciled in Sweden, and



3. nor was it under conditions that suggests

affinity with the country.



On application made before the Swedish citizen fills

Twenty-two years may, however, be admitted that citizenship is retained.



When someone loses Swedish citizenship pursuant to the first subparagraph,

also loses his or her child's Swedish

citizenship, if the child acquired this due to

parents were Swedish citizens. However, the child does not lose

his nationality if the other parent has left its Swedish

citizenship and the child derives his Swedish citizenship

also from him or her.



Loss of Swedish citizenship does not happen if this would lead

that person becomes stateless.



Exemption from Swedish citizenship



section 15, any person who is, or wishes to become a foreign national may, on

the application is freed from his Swedish citizenship. Liberation

shall be granted to the non-resident in Sweden. The who has

domiciled in Sweden may be refused exemption only if there are

special reasons.



The applicant is not already a foreign citizen shall, as a condition

for exemption from Swedish citizenship be required that he or

She within certain time acquires the citizenship of another country.



Certain provisions related to the Nordic countries



paragraph 16 of the Government may, after agreement with Denmark, Finland, Iceland

or Norway, provide for the application of one or

several of the provisions of §§ 17-19. With the Contracting State referred to in

These provisions the States that Sweden has entered into

such an agreement with.



17 § Clause in section 14 of the first paragraph does not apply to the

in a total of at least seven years been domiciled in a Contracting State.



18 § A national of a Contracting State acquires Swedish

citizenship by notification if he or she



1. have reached the age of eighteen years,



2. persons domiciled in this country for five years, and



3. during this time has not been sentenced to deprivation of liberty

penalty.



When a person acquires citizenship in such a way

applied section 10 concerning the citizen's children. Law (2014:481).



section 19 of the one who has lost his Swedish citizenship and

It then continuously been nationals of a Contracting State,

back Swedish citizenship by notification if he or she

have taken residency in this country. In the case of the acquisition of

citizenship applied section 10 regarding citizen's children.



Some provisions concerning the requirements for permanent residence

and right of residence



section 20 of that provided for in this Act requiring the permanent

residence permit does not apply to the nationals of

Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway.



In the case of nationals of other countries of the European

economic area (EEA) and such family members

referred to in Chapter 3 (a). section 2 of the Aliens Act (2005:716) shall at the

the application of this law, the right of residence be assimilated to a

a permanent residence permit. Law (2014:481).



Explanation



section 21 After application may be communicated to the explanation that someone is Swedish

citizens, if there can be uncertainty about this.



Provisions on the procedure



section 22 of the Immigration Service hears cases under this Act, unless the

else is clear from the second paragraph.



Notifications under 7, 8, 9, 18 or 19 of the

nationals of Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway examined by

the County Administrative Board.



Government Announces rules on which County boards that

is responsible for the tasks referred to in the second subparagraph. Law (2012:87).



section 23 of The age of eighteen years may itself make the application or

registration under this Act even if he or she is under the

else's custody.



section 24 of The authority to which the notification is made shall notify the

decision on complaint has resulted in the acquisition of Swedish citizenship

or not.



section 25 is repealed by Act (2005:722).



section 26 of the immigration service or a County Administrative Board decisions under

This Act may be referred to an immigration court except in cases

referred to in section 27.



An immigration court decision be appealed to

Appeal in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 16 of the.

the Aliens Act (2005:716). The provisions of this chapter

also applies in General, mutatis mutandis, in the case referred to in this

team. Act (2005:722).



paragraph 27 of the Migration Board's decision may be appealed to the Government of the

relating to a security issue. Such a decision may be appealed even

by the security police.




A safety case is a case where the security police of the

The Swedish Migration Board has proposed that the application is rejected for reasons

relating to national security or public safety.



In a safety case concerns the acquisition of Swedish citizenship

from the date on which the decision became final.

Act (2005:722).



section 28 of The social welfare committee shall, at the request of the Government,

The Swedish Migration Board, an immigration court, Appeal

or security police disclose information about an alien

personal circumstances, if the information is required in a case if the

Swedish citizenship. Act (2005:722).



Citizenship ceremonies



section 29 of Every municipality shall, at least once a year, hold a

ceremony for new Swedish citizens to commemorate

their new citizenship.



For a citizenship ceremony to the municipality invite the

at the time of the invitation are resident in the municipality and

over the last 18 months have acquired Swedish

citizenship other than by birth and not previously

been invited to such a ceremony.



At the citizenship ceremonies to the content of paragraph 1 of the first

the paragraph conveyed. Law (2014:481).



Transitional provisions



2001:82



1. this law shall enter into force on 1 July 2001, when the law

(1950:382) on Swedish citizenship shall cease to be valid.

As a result, paragraph 13 also stops the law

(1924:130) on the acquisition and loss of Swedish citizenship

to apply. On 1 July 2002, section 7 of the 1950 Act

apply to Swedish nationals who are becoming citizens

in another State bound by the provisions on the limitation

of cases of multiple nationality (Chapter 1) of the 1963

European Convention on the reduction of cases of multiple

nationality and on military obligations in cases of

multiple citizenship.



2. A child who has been born in Sweden prior to the entry into force of

the new law, and that would have been a Swedish citizen if paragraph 1 of

in the new law prevailed at the birth, acquires Swedish

citizenship, if



(a)) the father still is a Swedish citizen,



b) father before 1 July 2003 of the immigration service report

requests for Swedish citizenship for the child, and



(c)) the child at the time of the notification under the age of eighteen years.



If the child has reached the age of twelve years and have foreign citizenship,

required for the acquisition of Swedish citizenship to the child agree

In addition. However, such a consent is not required if the child is

permanently stopped to give consent because of a mental

disturbance or due to any other similar relationship.



The child's parent/guardian shall consent to the acquisition of the Swedish

citizenship.



3. A child who is adopted before the entry into force of the new

the law, which would have become a Swedish citizen if section 3 of the

new law prevailed upon adoption, acquires Swedish

citizenship, if



a) adoption has been decided on 1 July 1992 or later,



(b)) or those who have custody of the child before 1 July

2003 at the immigration service report requests for Swedish

citizenship for the child, and



(c)) the child at the time of the notification under the age of eighteen years.



If the child has reached the age of twelve years and have foreign citizenship,

required for the acquisition of Swedish citizenship to the child agree

In addition. However, such a consent is not required if the child is

permanently stopped to give consent because of a mental

disturbance or due to any other similar relationship.



4. The one who lost his Swedish citizenship under section 7

Act (1950:382) on Swedish citizenship regain this by

notification to the immigration service.



If the person in question is under someone else's custody at

the time of notification, made this instead of the person or persons

that's the guardian.



If the notification relates to a child who has reached the age of twelve years and have

foreign citizenship, are required for the acquisition of the Swedish

citizenship to the child consents to it. Such consent

required unless the child is permanently prevented to leave

consent because of a mental disorder or because of

any other similar relationship. Law (2014:481).



5. In the cases referred to in paragraph 2-4 applies section 24 and section 26

the second paragraph of the new law.



6. Older provisions shall apply in the case of notifications

under 2 a of the Act (1950:382) of Swedish nationality who have

made before the entry into force of the new law. The same applies in

the case of notifications under article 3 of the 1950 law made

before the entry into force of the new law, unless the application of the

the new law is more favourable to the individual. the 1950 team

shall also apply in cases which, in accordance with section 9 of the Act

have been handed over to the Government.



7. supplementary article to the friendship, trade and

Maritime treaties to which Sweden concluded with Argentina on July 17

1885 shall still apply as Swedish law notwithstanding this

team.



2005:722



1. this law shall enter into force on 31 March 2006.



2. case or cases that have been submitted to a court before the

31 March 2006 shall be dealt with in accordance with earlier regulations.



3. Cases have been handed over to the Government under section 25 but

not been settled prior to 31 December 2006 shall be submitted to the

The Swedish Migration Board, if an agency has not taken a decision in

the case, and in other cases to the immigration court within whose

jurisdiction over the case has first been tried.



4. The cases that have been submitted to the aliens and that

pending before the 31 March 2006 shall be submitted to the

the Migration Court in whose area of jurisdiction the case has first been

been tried. If the case concerns the declaration under section 21, shall be handed over

the case to the immigration service.



2006:222



This law shall enter into force on 30 april 2006. For the citizens of

countries in the European economic area (EEA)

have a temporary residence permit for at least five years

granted prior to the entry into force paragraph 20 applies in its

older version.



2014:481



1. this law shall enter into force on 1 april 2015.



2. The repealed sections 4 and 5 are still valid for children who have

born before 1 January 2015. When a person acquires

citizenship under the repealed section 5 apply paragraph 10 concerned

If the citizen's children.



3. When a person regains Swedish citizenship under paragraph 4

in the transitional provisions to the Act (2001:82) about Swedish

citizenship in its new wording applied section 10 in respect of

citizen's children.

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