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Swedish citizenship (summary) SOU 2013:29

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The Inquiry's remit was to consider and submit proposals on certain issues concerning Swedish citizenship. The Inquiry's main proposals and assessments are presented in this summary. These can be divided into four overarching areas:

  • The meaning of Swedish citizenship.
  • Citizenship ceremonies for new Swedish citizens.
  • Better opportunities for children and young people to obtain Swedish citizenship.
  • An opportunity for people who have a command of the Swedish language to obtain Swedish citizenship after a shorter time (language bonus).

Within these areas a number of different issues have been examined. In addition to this, the Inquiry has considered issues and submitted proposals concerning the experiences gained from the Act on Swedish Citizenship (2001:82). Certain other issues have also been examined.