When I received my Swedish Citizenship December last year, I am so eager and excited to apply for my National ID and Swedish passport. So as soon as all the holidays is finally over and all the government offices here are fully back into business, my husband and I decided to apply for our Swedish passport. (At last! after 1 month LOL! I almost forget about it seriously!). After 3 years of living life here in Sweden with my swede husband, I can officially call myself a Swede!…and I’m loving it! even more better now that I have my Swedish Passport too!
Processing of getting a passport here in Sweden is quite different from what I’m used to in the Philippines (well! you know what I mean if you experienced the old way of getting a passport before sa Pinas I’ll tell you its like conquering the highest mountain of the PH just to get into the top! but I hear nowadays there’s a lot of improvement going on with the new admin unlike before 🙂 that is good to hear). Anyway what I noticed here is that, there’s no formal application process, no long queue or forms to fill-up for you to apply just bring your self and your valid ID’s then off to go. Although I bought all my important documents with me that time they didn’t even bother to check it up.
Today is the day that I will send my Swedish Citizenship application through post, although I already apply it online (it is a requirement and it a must!). I’am a bit nervous about it but at the same time my heart is full with excitement! I can’t help thinking about what will gonna happen next (think positive Michelle!).
This is it pansit! Goodluck to me 😊
Anyway highway! before I decided to apply for my citizenship this year, I did a couple of research on my own because I wanted to make sure if I am really eligible to apply for it. Someone told me I needed to reside here in Sweden for 5 years, some of my friends say 3 years with permanent permit and other say to try my luck and send LOL! I have lot of Filipina friends who had recently applied for their Swedish citizenship and surprisingly their stories where extremely different to one other. Some was approve in only a weeks, some takes months and some still had not yet hear any response to their application. So confused about it so I headed to the Migrationsverket site to gather more information 😉 a 100% detailed I must say LOL. If you like to know more you can check the SITE 👈
Basically what it said in the site is that you have to fullfill a certain requirements for becoming a Swedish citizen:
You must be able to prove your identity
You have reached the age of 18
Have a permanent residence permit, a right of residence or residence card in Sweden.
You have fulfilled the required period of residence here
Have you conducted yourself well here in sweden
* If you are married to, living in a registered partnership with or cohabiting with a Swedish citizen, you can apply for Swedish citizenship after three years. In these cases, you must have been living together for the past two years. It is not enough to be married to one another, you must also live together.