Coordination numbers enable Swedish public authorities and other organisations with a public function to identify people who are not currently – and have never been – registered at an address in Sweden.
Coordination numbers are assigned by the Swedish Tax Agency on request. All government authorities, and certain private universities, have the right to request a coordination number to be issued for an individual.
Coordination numbers are structured in a similar way to personal identity numbers, but, 60 is added to the day on which an individual was born. So someone born on 23 August 1964 would be given the coordination number 640883, followed by four digits.
You have the same coordination number for life, and no two coordination numbers are identical. But if you register at an address in Sweden later on, you will be given a personal identity number, which will replace your coordination number.
When the Swedish Tax Agency gives you a coordination number, we register a contact address for you. Once your identity is confirmed, we will also enter your address in SPAR, the Swedish state personal address register, (“Statens personadressregister”).
If you have a coordination number and want to notify the Swedish Tax Agency of a special postal address, please fill in form SKV 7844 “Anmälan – särskild postaddress”.
In most cases, the public authority with which you are in contact will request a coordination number for you. However, if you have a connection to Sweden because you own a property here, you can request a coordination number yourself. If you have already been issued with a coordination number, you must use this number. You may not request a new one.
Banks, insurance companies and local authorities cannot request coordination numbers.
You should use your coordination number when contacting the Swedish Tax Agency – for example, it should be provided in financial income statements. Please note: if you have been issued with a personal identity number or coordination number previously, you must use this number when contacting public authorities.
You can register for the appropriate form of tax by completing one or the forms below: