Registering a birth in Sweden

Hello everyone,

Have you had to or are you going to register a birth in Sweden? What was the experience like?

Who is required to register the birth, and where? Can it be either the mother or father?

What documents are usually required in Sweden?

How long does the process to register a birth take? Are there any time limits in which the registration must be completed?

Did you register the birth with your home country and how did that process compare? Will your child be able to have dual nationality?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Hi Priscilla

To register a child in Sweden, you just have to apply through the immigration and forms are available on their website.

You will be needing the birth certificate of the child from the country where the child was born. You will have to summit the birth certificate together with the application at the immigration of  the respective Embassy where the was born .

As for who can apply, the person having the permission to live in Sweden should be the one to apply but the information of both parents must be inclusive and the waiting time will take less than 3 months to 4 months. It doesn't really matter if the application is submitted in Swedish Embassy of your home country or in Sweden. The waiting time will still be the same.

As for a dual nationality, it depends on the laws of your home country. In Sweden, it is alow to have a dual nationality. So it all depends on the individual and the laws of your home country.

The child must be registered in Sweden before he or she turns 18 otherwise the child will be responsible for his or her self.

I hope my information will help in some ways!!


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