NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:
All official information, documentation, and procedures regarding Italian citizenship is posted on the webpage of this Embassy (www.ambstoccolma.esteri.it), on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (www.esteri.it), or will be communicated directly to applicants via email from this citizenship department.
Any information or instructions posted in online forums or groups (Facebook, Google, Yelp, etc) or from non-official sources (word of mouth, emails from third parties, etc) is NOT endorsed by the Embassy of Italy in Sweden or the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale and should not be used for official purposes.
- GENERAL INFORMATION
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
Residents in Sweden have to submit in person their application for acquisition or recognition of Italian citizenship at the Embassy of Italy in Sweden Djugårdsvägen 176 Stockholm 11521
Italian citizenship is currently regulated by Law no. 91/1992 (and regulations for its implementation: specifically DPR no. 572 of 12 October 1993 and DPR no. 362 of 18 April 1994) which, in contrast with previous laws, reassesses the importance of individual intention in the acquisition or loss of citizenship and recognises the right to hold more than one citizenship simultaneously.
Citizenship legislation applies to:
- persons born Italian who have lost their citizenship and wish to reinstate it;
- descendants of Italian citizens claiming citizenship;
- foreigners applying for Italian citizenship.
For detailed information and procedures about the different cases of citizenship, please refer to the left side of this page.
The Citizenship Office receives only by appointment for jure sanguinis (by descent). For citizenship by marriage, please refer to “Citizenship by marriage” in the menu on the left side.
The Embassy accepts applications for Italian citizenship only from legal permanent residents in this consular jurisdiction (the Swedish Home Counties)
As such, to apply for Italian citizenship through this Embassy of Italy in Stockholm you must either be:
- a Swedish citizen residing in this consular jurisdiction,
- a foreign citizen with a PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD, residing in this consular jurisdiction
Applicants who have a tourist VISA issued by Swedish authorities are not considered permanent residents of Sweden and therefore cannot apply through this Embassy. Swedish temporary visa holders must submit their application for Italian citizenship by descent to the competent Italian Authority in their country of legal permanent residence.
You must book your appointment writing a detailed email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 ADVISORY REGARDING APPOINTMENTS
In a spirit of caution regarding the health of our visitors, citizens, and staff, the Embassy will be conducting interviews for Italian citizenship using mask and any other precautionary means suggested by Health Authorities until further notice.
As of July 8th, 2014 all applications for the recognition of the Italian citizenship Iure Sanguinis (by descent) and Iure Matrimonii (in case of foreign national whose husband is an Italian citizen married prior to April 27, 1983) are subject to the payment of a € 300 fee. Fees must be paid CASH ONLY in Swedish Kroner (SEK) for the amount posted on the Consular Fee page.
(Law n. 66 April 24th, 2014 and modifications Law n. 89 June 23rd, 2014 art. 5-bis, comma 1)
The Office only accepts payments in CASH Swedish Kroner SEK.
The application fee is NON REFUNDABLE, regardless of the outcome of the petition.
4. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – FAQ’s
Please visit the following page for our most frequently asked questions: Servizi agli Italiani all’estero – Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale
We are committed to dealing with all applications promptly. In order to expedite the processing of applications we will be unable to answer general questions that are addressed by this website. Please, help us move forward by reading the instructions on this website carefully and following them as indicated.
Please, do not call or write to obtain general information available on our website.
For the same reason we cannot offer status updates regarding applications in process once they have been accepted by the Citizenship Office. We will request additional documentation directly from the applicant if necessary. We will inform the applicant as soon as confirmation is received from the Italian authorities in Italy that the citizenship procedure is complete.
The Embassy does not provide translation of documents or certifications into Italian on your behalf.
For further information, please send an email to: email@example.com