If you move to Sweden from abroad and plan to live here for one year or more, you will usually be required to be listed in the Swedish Population Register. This means you will be registered as resident in Sweden. The Swedish Tax Agency will record details such as your name, address, date of birth and civil status. Once you are registered as resident in Sweden, we will give you a Swedish personal identity number. The Swedish Tax Agency decides whether or not you meet the registration requirements.
“New in Sweden – the population register and basic tax information” an online seminar designed for you who are planning to move to Sweden to study or work at a Swedish university. We will provide you with information about what you need to think of when moving and living in Sweden, You also have the possibility to ask your questions in our chat.
Our seminars are webcasted live and free of charge.
In order to be registered as resident in Sweden, you must have both the intention and the right to stay here for at least one year. You are entitled to stay in Sweden if you:
* Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Finland (including the Åland Islands), Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
When you have moved to Sweden, you must notify the Swedish Tax Agency. To do this, you need to visit a Swedish state service centre. All of your family members who have moved to Sweden must visit a service centre. You need to bring certain documents with you to the service centre. The requirements vary depending on your citizenship and other circumstances.
Recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19
For the latest recommendations for people travelling to Sweden, please visit the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website:
To ensure that your visit goes as quickly and smoothly as possible, we recommend using our “Moving to Sweden” service beforehand. This online service helps you to provide the required personal data and details about your intended stay in Sweden. Once you have answered all the questions, please print out the notification and bring it with you to a service centre along with the other documents required. You can use the service whether you are moving to Sweden alone or with children.
According to Swedish law, all parents or guardians of children under the age of 18 must jointly notify the Swedish Tax Agency if a child is moving to Sweden. If one parent or guardian is abroad, he or she must provide written consent to the child’s move to Sweden. However, children over the age of 16 are permitted to notify us themselves.
We will get in touch with you as soon as we have processed your notification. Please make sure your name is visible on your front door and post box to ensure that your mail can be delivered. The same applies if you are staying with someone else or subletting a property.
Processing times are longer than usual
We are able to process most cases within four weeks. However, it can take up to 18 weeks if we need additional information or further investigation is required. Unfortunately, the processing time may even be a few weeks longer in some cases. At the moment, the Swedish Tax Agency has longer processing times than usual, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologise for any inconvenience.
When you move to Sweden and register as resident here, you may be liable to pay Swedish income tax on your income from abroad. Please contact the Swedish Tax Agency if you receive any income from abroad.
The Swedish Government’s website “Flytta” (“Moving”) provides guidelines for people who are planning to move to Sweden to work. You can create your own personal guide by answering a few questions. This will outline what you need to do – from first receiving your employment contract to living and working in Sweden.