Number of Brits seeking Danish and Swedish citizenship has risen since Brexit
Both the Danish and Swedish authorities have seen a rise in the number of Brits inquiring about Danish and Swedish citizenship procedures following Britain’s vote to leave the EU last Thursday.
“We have, since the results of the referendum in the UK came out [last Friday], received 26 applications for citizenship from British nationals,” the Ministry of Integration confirmed in an email to BT.
In comparison, only 19 Brits become Danish citizens in 2015.
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The Swedish authorities have seen a similar rise in interest. Sveriges Radio announced on June 27 that the authorities had received a whopping 104 applications for Swedish citizenship since the results of the referendum were announced.
“This is a new record for the span of one week – but it is still too early to say whether this is a trend that will continue,” Annette Grafen Silander, the head of the citizenship department at Sweden’s migration board, said regarding the situation.