How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden

How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden

Like Sweden so much you want to stay forever – or even become a Swede? The process can seem daunting, so The Local has summarised what you need to know about getting Swedish citizenship or the right to stay in Sweden permanently.

EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between getting Danish citizenship and becoming a permanent resident?
Denmark

EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between getting Danish citizenship and becoming a permanent resident?

Padrón: 16 things you should know about Spain’s town hall registration
Spain

Padrón: 16 things you should know about Spain’s town hall registration

EXPLAINED: Card, status, or permit? The different types of permanent residence document in Sweden
Sweden

EXPLAINED: Card, status, or permit? The different types of permanent residence document in Sweden

How Brits can get a residence permit in Norway post-Brexit 
Norway

How Brits can get a residence permit in Norway post-Brexit 

EXPLAINED: How German citizenship differs from permanent residency
Germany

EXPLAINED: How German citizenship differs from permanent residency

Visas and residency permits: How to move to Italy (and stay here)
Italy

Visas and residency permits: How to move to Italy (and stay here)

Do I have to get a new Spanish residency card if I renew my passport?
Spain

Do I have to get a new Spanish residency card if I renew my passport?

The essential documents you need to have in Norway 
Norway

The essential documents you need to have in Norway 

‘What we learned from moving to Italy and opening a B&B’
Italy

‘What we learned from moving to Italy and opening a B&B’

How Americans can retire in Spain
Spain

How Americans can retire in Spain

EXPLAINED: Can second-home owners get an Italian residence permit?
Italy

EXPLAINED: Can second-home owners get an Italian residence permit?

Why Brits in Norway may need to get their post-Brexit residence cards changed
Norway

Why Brits in Norway may need to get their post-Brexit residence cards changed

Can second-home owners in France get a carte de séjour?
France

Can second-home owners in France get a carte de séjour?

Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)
France

Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)

How many residency applications from Britons has Spain rejected?
Spain

How many residency applications from Britons has Spain rejected?

Why are Norwegian immigration authorities writing to British residents?
Norway

Why are Norwegian immigration authorities writing to British residents?

Explained: What Brits need to know about visas for Italy after Brexit
Italy

Explained: What Brits need to know about visas for Italy after Brexit

What type of visa will you need to move to Italy?
Italy

What type of visa will you need to move to Italy?

How can non-EU nationals bring family members to live in Spain?
Spain

How can non-EU nationals bring family members to live in Spain?

What happens to Brits in France who don’t register for residency before September 30th?
France

What happens to Brits in France who don’t register for residency before September 30th?

When and how should I renew my Italian residence permit?
Italy

When and how should I renew my Italian residence permit?

Q&A: Can EU nationals bring non-EU family members over to Spain?
Spain

Q&A: Can EU nationals bring non-EU family members over to Spain?

Should British-Danish dual citizenship applicants also apply for post-Brexit residency?
Denmark

Should British-Danish dual citizenship applicants also apply for post-Brexit residency?

What is the most common problem for Brits in Norway applying for post-Brexit residency?
Norway

What is the most common problem for Brits in Norway applying for post-Brexit residency?

‘Not too complicated but quite expensive’ – getting a French visa as a Brit
France

‘Not too complicated but quite expensive’ – getting a French visa as a Brit

Brits living in Spain warned of immigration problems for Spanish partners in the UK
Spain

Brits living in Spain warned of immigration problems for Spanish partners in the UK

Applying for residency in Denmark: Why you might need health insurance during processing period
Denmark

Applying for residency in Denmark: Why you might need health insurance during processing period

Reader question: Can Brits living in France spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?
France

Reader question: Can Brits living in France spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

BREXIT: Brits rejected for residency in Spain given 15 days to leave country
Spain

BREXIT: Brits rejected for residency in Spain given 15 days to leave country

Reader question: How long can I stay out of France and keep my residency rights?
France

Reader question: How long can I stay out of France and keep my residency rights?

British teacher rejected by rental agency over post-Brexit residency confusion
France

British teacher rejected by rental agency over post-Brexit residency confusion

Updated: How are post-Brexit residency applications going in Denmark?
Denmark

Updated: How are post-Brexit residency applications going in Denmark?

Carte de séjour: This is how the residency card website works for Brits in France
France

Carte de séjour: This is how the residency card website works for Brits in France

Brits in Sweden face one month deadline to apply for post-Brexit residence status

Brits in Sweden face one month deadline to apply for post-Brexit residence status

How much money do Britons need for Spain’s non-lucrative visa in 2021?
Spain

How much money do Britons need for Spain’s non-lucrative visa in 2021?

No CPR and no end in sight: The struggle to get a Danish residency permit
Denmark

No CPR and no end in sight: The struggle to get a Danish residency permit

Tell us: How well is Denmark handling residency for Brits post-Brexit?
Denmark

Tell us: How well is Denmark handling residency for Brits post-Brexit?

Why some residency applications by Britons in Spain are rejected (and how to appeal)
Spain

Why some residency applications by Britons in Spain are rejected (and how to appeal)

What foreigners should be aware of before becoming residents in Spain
Spain

What foreigners should be aware of before becoming residents in Spain

Italian residency: Who needs it and how do you get it?
Italy

Italian residency: Who needs it and how do you get it?

What are the reasons for losing Spanish residency or nationality and can I get it back?
Spain

What are the reasons for losing Spanish residency or nationality and can I get it back?

EXPLAINED: How applying for social benefits could see your Swiss work permit cancelled
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How applying for social benefits could see your Swiss work permit cancelled

Danish family reunification residency test was ‘harder than law permitted’
Denmark

Danish family reunification residency test was ‘harder than law permitted’

Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?
Switzerland

Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?

Reader question: Can I buy a car in Spain if I’m not a resident?
Spain

Reader question: Can I buy a car in Spain if I’m not a resident?

Reader question: Do I need to change the address on my carte de séjour if I move house?
France

Reader question: Do I need to change the address on my carte de séjour if I move house?

Reader question: Can I be a resident in Spain and the UK?
Spain

Reader question: Can I be a resident in Spain and the UK?

OPINION: The cost of Spain’s lunatic bureaucratic residency process
Spain

OPINION: The cost of Spain’s lunatic bureaucratic residency process

Carte de séjour: What offences can lose you your right to live in France?
France

Carte de séjour: What offences can lose you your right to live in France?

Reader question: Does Spain’s TIE residency card always have an expiry date?
Spain

Reader question: Does Spain’s TIE residency card always have an expiry date?

France extends post-Brexit residency deadline
France

France extends post-Brexit residency deadline

Who are the Brits in France who have not yet applied for post-Brexit residency?
France

Who are the Brits in France who have not yet applied for post-Brexit residency?

More than half of tax address changes in Spain are fake: survey
Spain

More than half of tax address changes in Spain are fake: survey

‘Like running on a treadmill’:  A programmer’s 10-year struggle with Danish migration
Denmark

‘Like running on a treadmill’: A programmer’s 10-year struggle with Danish migration

Reader question: If Britons are already resident in one EU country, can they move to another?

Reader question: If Britons are already resident in one EU country, can they move to another?

BREXIT: How Brits in Spain can exchange a green residency document for a TIE
Spain

BREXIT: How Brits in Spain can exchange a green residency document for a TIE

What’s the difference between Italian residency and citizenship?
Italy

What’s the difference between Italian residency and citizenship?

Reader question: How long are Britons waiting for their residency in Spain to be processed?
Spain

Reader question: How long are Britons waiting for their residency in Spain to be processed?

Brits in Germany: what do you need to do to secure your post-Brexit rights and by when?
Germany

Brits in Germany: what do you need to do to secure your post-Brexit rights and by when?

The best banks for foreigners in Spain (and what you should be aware of)
Spain

The best banks for foreigners in Spain (and what you should be aware of)

LATEST: How long are Brits in France waiting for their post-Brexit residency cards?
France

LATEST: How long are Brits in France waiting for their post-Brexit residency cards?

Residency in Spain for UK nationals: Can a lawyer fix application problems and speed up the process?
Spain

Residency in Spain for UK nationals: Can a lawyer fix application problems and speed up the process?

The myths you shouldn’t believe about the rights of Brits in France after Brexit
France

The myths you shouldn’t believe about the rights of Brits in France after Brexit

UPDATE: How much money do Americans need to become residents in Spain in 2021?
Spain

UPDATE: How much money do Americans need to become residents in Spain in 2021?

EXPLAINED: How can Brits in Sweden retain all their rights post-Brexit?
Sweden

EXPLAINED: How can Brits in Sweden retain all their rights post-Brexit?

How UK Armed Forces veterans can get help with residency in Spain
Spain

How UK Armed Forces veterans can get help with residency in Spain

Language tests and deportation for the unemployed – what a Marine Le Pen victory could mean for foreigners in France
France

Language tests and deportation for the unemployed – what a Marine Le Pen victory could mean for foreigners in France

BREXIT: When is the deadline for Brits to apply for residency in Spain? 
Spain

BREXIT: When is the deadline for Brits to apply for residency in Spain? 

Everything you need to know about becoming a freelancer in Austria
Austria

Everything you need to know about becoming a freelancer in Austria

How to make the most of Spain’s Golden Visa residency scheme
Spain

How to make the most of Spain’s Golden Visa residency scheme

EXPLAINED: What are the different documents Italy’s British residents need after Brexit?
Italy

EXPLAINED: What are the different documents Italy’s British residents need after Brexit?

How Brexit clouds life in Spanish sun for British second home owners
Spain

How Brexit clouds life in Spanish sun for British second home owners

Q&A: Everything you need to know about Spanish residency for Brits post-Brexit
Spain

Q&A: Everything you need to know about Spanish residency for Brits post-Brexit

Just 5 percent of Brits in France who applied for post-Brexit residency have received their permits, survey shows
France

Just 5 percent of Brits in France who applied for post-Brexit residency have received their permits, survey shows

Why some Brits in Austria are facing delays in post-Brexit residency applications
Austria

Why some Brits in Austria are facing delays in post-Brexit residency applications

Reader question: Can Britons living in EU spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?

Reader question: Can Britons living in EU spend more than 90 days in another Schengen country?

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in Germany need to do now?

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in Germany need to do now?

Brexit Q&A: What happens if I didn’t register as a resident in Spain by December 31st?
Spain

Brexit Q&A: What happens if I didn’t register as a resident in Spain by December 31st?

EU Commission: ‘A stamp in a British passport does not put residency rights into question’

EU Commission: ‘A stamp in a British passport does not put residency rights into question’

How Britons can prove they are resident in Spain when entering the country
Spain

How Britons can prove they are resident in Spain when entering the country

Brexit: What changes for Brits in Spain from January 1st?
Spain

Brexit: What changes for Brits in Spain from January 1st?

These are the documents Brits in Germany should carry when travelling after December 31st
Germany

These are the documents Brits in Germany should carry when travelling after December 31st

UPDATE: Brits in Italy to get EU biometric residence card from January
Italy

UPDATE: Brits in Italy to get EU biometric residence card from January

UPDATE: How British second home owners can spend more than 90 days in Italy after Brexit
Italy

UPDATE: How British second home owners can spend more than 90 days in Italy after Brexit

BREXIT: Spain stresses TIE card will help resident Brits with border crossings
Spain

BREXIT: Spain stresses TIE card will help resident Brits with border crossings

Brexit: Should British second-home owners in Italy take up Italian residency?
Italy

Brexit: Should British second-home owners in Italy take up Italian residency?

BREXIT: How many Brits have left Spain and how many are staying?
Spain

BREXIT: How many Brits have left Spain and how many are staying?

Italy confirms post-Brexit visa rules for British nationals
Italy

Italy confirms post-Brexit visa rules for British nationals

Brexit: Should British second-home owners take up French residency or not?
France

Brexit: Should British second-home owners take up French residency or not?

Brits returning to Spain in New Year warned to carry residency proof
Spain

Brits returning to Spain in New Year warned to carry residency proof

Brexit: What Brits in Denmark need to do before and after December 31st
Denmark

Brexit: What Brits in Denmark need to do before and after December 31st

BREXIT: How to apply for a TIE residency card in Spain
Spain

BREXIT: How to apply for a TIE residency card in Spain

Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain: Residency, travel, healthcare, pets and pensions
Spain

Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain: Residency, travel, healthcare, pets and pensions

‘It’s happening’: Italy to clarify new visa rules for Brits post-Brexit
Italy

‘It’s happening’: Italy to clarify new visa rules for Brits post-Brexit

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in Italy need to do now?

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in Italy need to do now?

Carte de séjour: Could residence permits in France soon come with a language test?
France

Carte de séjour: Could residence permits in France soon come with a language test?

How long will Britons be able to stay in France after Brexit without becoming a resident?
France

How long will Britons be able to stay in France after Brexit without becoming a resident?

Foreign students can now apply online for French residency cards
France

Foreign students can now apply online for French residency cards

BREXIT Q&A: What British second home owners in Spain need to know
Spain

BREXIT Q&A: What British second home owners in Spain need to know

How to apply for a Norwegian residency permit
Norway

How to apply for a Norwegian residency permit

‘What I wish I’d known’: An American’s advice on getting residency in Italy
Italy

‘What I wish I’d known’: An American’s advice on getting residency in Italy

The pros and cons of becoming a resident in Norway
Norway

The pros and cons of becoming a resident in Norway

Brits in Germany face residence permit costs of up to €150 in no-deal Brexit
Germany

Brits in Germany face residence permit costs of up to €150 in no-deal Brexit

‘It’s quite a task’: Meet the UN team helping Brits in Italy protect their rights after Brexit
Italy

‘It’s quite a task’: Meet the UN team helping Brits in Italy protect their rights after Brexit

BREXIT: The two mistakes to look out for on your TIE Spanish residency card
Spain

BREXIT: The two mistakes to look out for on your TIE Spanish residency card

How to get the new piece of Brexit paperwork all Brits in Italy need
Italy

How to get the new piece of Brexit paperwork all Brits in Italy need

BREXIT: Where can Brits in Spain get help with residency applications?
Spain

BREXIT: Where can Brits in Spain get help with residency applications?

UPDATED: What Brits in Spain need to know about the new Brexit-friendly residency card
Spain

UPDATED: What Brits in Spain need to know about the new Brexit-friendly residency card

BREXIT: When should British residents in Spain get a TIE?
Spain

BREXIT: When should British residents in Spain get a TIE?

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in France need to do now?
France

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in France need to do now?

Bern tells foreigners ‘integrate or lose permit’
Switzerland

Bern tells foreigners ‘integrate or lose permit’

Brexit: How to prove you are a resident in Spain by December 31st
Spain

Brexit: How to prove you are a resident in Spain by December 31st

Brexit Q&A: How can Brits get residency in Italy and what documents do they need?
Italy

Brexit Q&A: How can Brits get residency in Italy and what documents do they need?

Brexit: Brits in Germany urged to apply for residence status before 2021 deadline
Germany

Brexit: Brits in Germany urged to apply for residence status before 2021 deadline

Everything you need to know about getting Spanish citizenship
Spain

Everything you need to know about getting Spanish citizenship

How long will Brits be able to stay in Germany after Brexit without becoming a resident?
Germany

How long will Brits be able to stay in Germany after Brexit without becoming a resident?

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in Spain need to do now?

End of the Brexit transition period: what do Brits in Spain need to do now?

What is Italy’s investor visa and how can you apply?
Italy

What is Italy’s investor visa and how can you apply?

FACTCHECK: Have 10,000 Brits really moved to France since the Brexit vote?
France

FACTCHECK: Have 10,000 Brits really moved to France since the Brexit vote?

How long will British second-home owners in Italy be able to stay after Brexit?
Italy

How long will British second-home owners in Italy be able to stay after Brexit?

A message to Brits in Spain from the ambassador and Spanish authorities
Spain

A message to Brits in Spain from the ambassador and Spanish authorities

OPINION: Now it’s time for under-the-radar Brits in Spain to become official residents
Spain

OPINION: Now it’s time for under-the-radar Brits in Spain to become official residents

Brexit: Are you planning on moving to Europe before December 31st?

Brexit: Are you planning on moving to Europe before December 31st?

Spain issues new residency card for British citizens
Spain

Spain issues new residency card for British citizens

Brexit: Five key things to know about applying for residency in the EU

Brexit: Five key things to know about applying for residency in the EU

Residency for Brits in Spain: ‘We’d encourage second-home owners to register’
Spain

Residency for Brits in Spain: ‘We’d encourage second-home owners to register’

Préfectures in France reopen for appointments for residency permits
France

Préfectures in France reopen for appointments for residency permits

Q&A: How will coronavirus crisis affect chances of Brits staying in Spain after Brexit transition period?
Spain

Q&A: How will coronavirus crisis affect chances of Brits staying in Spain after Brexit transition period?

What if I want to move back to the UK with my Italian partner after Brexit?
Italy

What if I want to move back to the UK with my Italian partner after Brexit?

Brexit: How to register as an EU resident in Spain
Spain

Brexit: How to register as an EU resident in Spain

Can Brits still move to Spain after Brexit day?
Spain

Can Brits still move to Spain after Brexit day?

Population of Milan hits 30-year high after influx of new residents
Italy

Population of Milan hits 30-year high after influx of new residents

‘How I got an elective residency visa to retire in Italy’
Italy

‘How I got an elective residency visa to retire in Italy’

‘It’s going to be confusing’: What the Brexit deal means for Brits in Germany
Germany

‘It’s going to be confusing’: What the Brexit deal means for Brits in Germany

Spain denies residency to foreigner with domestic violence record
Spain

Spain denies residency to foreigner with domestic violence record

Switzerland approves phase out of paper-based residence permits

Switzerland approves phase out of paper-based residence permits

‘Anxious and enraged’: Brits in Germany speak out as Brexit chaos continues
Germany

‘Anxious and enraged’: Brits in Germany speak out as Brexit chaos continues

UK announces €3.3m grant to help Brits living in EU prepare for Brexit

UK announces €3.3m grant to help Brits living in EU prepare for Brexit

The ultimate No-Deal Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain
Spain

The ultimate No-Deal Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain

British Ambassador’s parting message to Brits in Spain: ‘Get registered’
Spain

British Ambassador’s parting message to Brits in Spain: ‘Get registered’

Italy grants fewer and fewer foreign workers residency
Italy

Italy grants fewer and fewer foreign workers residency

‘Anti-French’ Facebook comments lead to man being refused residency permit
France

‘Anti-French’ Facebook comments lead to man being refused residency permit

With Boris Johnson as PM what does that mean for Brits in Spain?
Spain

With Boris Johnson as PM what does that mean for Brits in Spain?

Codice fiscale: How to get your Italian tax code
Italy

Codice fiscale: How to get your Italian tax code

MAP: See the new Paris bus network
France

MAP: See the new Paris bus network

El Padrón: Your need-to-know guide about registering with the town hall
Spain

El Padrón: Your need-to-know guide about registering with the town hall

Brexit: What to do if you haven’t got your Spain residency papers in order yet
Spain

Brexit: What to do if you haven’t got your Spain residency papers in order yet

Brits’ anxiety, residence permits and ‘Freundship’: Brexit experts talk to The Local
Germany

Brits’ anxiety, residence permits and ‘Freundship’: Brexit experts talk to The Local

Brexit: Germany plans to extend transition period for Brits in case of no-deal
Germany

Brexit: Germany plans to extend transition period for Brits in case of no-deal

This is the ONE thing Brits in Spain need to do ahead of Brexit
Spain

This is the ONE thing Brits in Spain need to do ahead of Brexit

Everything you need to know about Spain’s NIE number
Spain

Everything you need to know about Spain’s NIE number

MAP: Where do all the Brits live in Sweden?
Sweden

MAP: Where do all the Brits live in Sweden?

EU citizen? Here’s how your free movement rights apply in Denmark
Denmark

EU citizen? Here’s how your free movement rights apply in Denmark

A Brexit checklist for Brits in Italy
Italy

A Brexit checklist for Brits in Italy

What’s at stake for Italy in the Brexit negotiations?
Italy

What’s at stake for Italy in the Brexit negotiations?

Foreign residents now make up more than a quarter of the population in Switzerland
Switzerland

Foreign residents now make up more than a quarter of the population in Switzerland

Big drop registered in number of foreigners receiving Swiss citizenship
Switzerland

Big drop registered in number of foreigners receiving Swiss citizenship

American student told to leave Sweden over money error: ‘I feel very frustrated’
Sweden

American student told to leave Sweden over money error: ‘I feel very frustrated’

Swiss-born Italian finally granted citizenship – but not his wife
Switzerland

Swiss-born Italian finally granted citizenship – but not his wife

Becoming Swiss will be harder in 2018
Switzerland

Becoming Swiss will be harder in 2018

Brexit deal a ‘double disaster’ for Brits in Germany, pressure group claims
Germany

Brexit deal a ‘double disaster’ for Brits in Germany, pressure group claims

Denmark’s foreign academics face prosecution over visa technicalities
Denmark

Denmark’s foreign academics face prosecution over visa technicalities

Denmark is EU’s second most expensive country for residency application
Denmark

Denmark is EU’s second most expensive country for residency application

Danish parliament rejects campaign to soften residence bill
Denmark

Danish parliament rejects campaign to soften residence bill

Expats attend Copenhagen demonstration against residency curbs
Denmark

Expats attend Copenhagen demonstration against residency curbs

‘Do your research!’: tips on applying for residence in Sweden
Sweden

‘Do your research!’: tips on applying for residence in Sweden

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees
Germany

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees

Heroic migrant gets residency for foiling armed robbery
Italy

Heroic migrant gets residency for foiling armed robbery

France remains stingy at handing out visas
France

France remains stingy at handing out visas

Norway brings in tough new immigration curbs
Norway

Norway brings in tough new immigration curbs

Migrants shun Italy as crisis dampens its allure
Italy

Migrants shun Italy as crisis dampens its allure

Kremlin critic granted Swiss residency permit
Switzerland

Kremlin critic granted Swiss residency permit

Costa Blanca expats triple pre-crisis home-buying
Spain

Costa Blanca expats triple pre-crisis home-buying

Spain offers rich expats EU residency
Spain

Spain offers rich expats EU residency

Residency for non-EU buyers of €500K homes
Spain

Residency for non-EU buyers of €500K homes

‘Complex bureaucracy is depriving Sweden of foreign talent’
Sweden

‘Complex bureaucracy is depriving Sweden of foreign talent’

Foreign PhDs ‘won’t give up’ residency rights fight
Sweden

Foreign PhDs ‘won’t give up’ residency rights fight

Students suspected of residency permit fraud
Sweden

Students suspected of residency permit fraud

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills
Germany

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills

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Sweden

New demands for immigrant families