Fivefold increase in number of Swedes getting British citizenship after Brexit

Pedro Gonçalves
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Since the 2016 Brexit referendum, an increasing number of Swedes have elected to become full-fledged British citizens with voting rights. A total of 1,848 Swedes have become British citizens since 2016, compared with only 360 during the three years preceding the referendum, according to the UK Home Office. Johan Aurén moved to London in 1998, but it was not until the summer of 2018 that he chose to apply for British citizenship. A year later, he had his new passport in his hand, after participating in a citizenship ceremony. "You did not have to choose about whether to stay or not ...

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