As a citizen of another EU or EEA country than Sweden you have right of residence if you can show that you have sufficient funds, i.e., sufficient money to live on and support yourself in Sweden.
If you are a citizen of an EU or EEA country, you need to prove that you have right of residence before you can be listed in the Swedish Population Register. If you have sufficient resources to support yourself, you may have right of residence as a person with sufficient resources for your own livelihood.
The Swedish Tax Agency decides if you meet the conditions for being listed in the Swedish Population Register. Being listed in the Swedish Population Register means you are registered as resident in Sweden. We register personal details such as your name, address, date of birth and civil status. When you are first listed in the Swedish Population Register, you will also be assigned a personal identity number.
You and any family members who are moving with you must visit a Swedish state service centre in person for an identity check. Our “Moving to Sweden” e-service makes it quick and easy to fill in the required notification details before your visit. The service is available in English, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and Swedish. Each family member must submit their own notification.
You can log into the e-service if you have Swedish e-identification from an eIDAS-registered provider. When you are logged in, you can save a draft of your notification and continue it at a later date.
Prepare for your visit to the service centre by using our “Moving to Sweden” (Flytta till Sverige) service beforehand.
The Swedish Tax Agency may contact you for additional information or documents after you have submitted your notification at the service centre.
You can book an appointment at one of Sweden’s state service centres to notify us of your move to Sweden. It is not possible to book an appointment at every service centre. You are welcome to visit without an appointment, but be aware that the waiting times can be longer.
When you visit the Swedish state service centre we will assess your identity. If you have identity documentation you need to provide it. For example, you can show:
The service administrator will check your proof of identity and any other supporting documentation you have provided. They will make a copy of your documents and give the originals back to you straight away.
You need to provide:
Make sure your name is on the door or the post box in the entrance. This applies regardless of your living circumstances. The Swedish Tax Agency cannot register “care of” (“c/o”) addresses.
If you are staying in temporary accommodation such as a hotel or hostel, please give the address when you notify us of your move to Sweden. If you move to another residential property before you are listed in the Population Register and receive your personal identity number, you must notify us of your new address and the date on which you moved there. You can do this by contacting our tax information service, or by visiting a Swedish state service centre in person.
You need to show that you have enough money to support yourself for at least one year in Sweden. If your family is moving with you, you must show that your assets are sufficient to support the whole family. Examples of supporting documentation include:
If you intend to live on another person’s assets, you need to show the following:
If you are moving to Sweden alone, or if your family is due to move here at a later date, the Swedish Tax Agency will need to register your civil status in the Swedish Population Register.
Click the link below for information about the rules that apply when a family member is due to move to Sweden at a later date.
In some cases, if you are moving to Sweden with your family, the Swedish Tax Agency might need to register information about your family relationships.
The Swedish tax agency also need to check that each family member has right of residence in Sweden.
If you move with your spouse or registered civil partner, you need to provide documentation confirming your civil status. This could be a marriage certificate, an extract from the civil register or a family registration document, for example.
If a child under 21 years old is moving with you, you must provide documentation confirming who the parents of the child are. If the child is under 18 years old, you must also provide documentation confirming the child’s registered guardian(s). This could include a birth certificate, an extract from the civil register or a family registration document. If a custody decision has been reached, you should provide a notification document.
All guardians of a child under the age of 18 must also sign the notification of a move to Sweden. If one of the guardians is unable to visit a service centre in person, they must give written consent to the child’s move to Sweden. A child of 16 or over can sign their own notification. Written consent from a guardian is not required.
If your cohabiting partner is moving with you, you may need to provide documentation so that the Swedish Tax Agency can assess your partnership status. Being cohabiting partners means that you live together in a relationship and have a common household. The documentation you can show includes:
When you move with family members such as children over 21 years old, siblings, grandparents or cousins, you need to provide documentation confirming that you have a family relationship. This could include a birth certificate, an extract from the civil register or a family registration document. You must also provide proof that at least one of the following circumstances applies:
Remember that your family members must contact the Swedish Migration Agency (“Migrationsverket”) regarding their right to stay in Sweden if he or she is a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA. On the Swedish Migration Agency's website, you can find information about applying for a residence card for a family member.
If we have additional questions for you, we will normally send you a letter. However, we might also contact you by email or phone.
To ensure post gets to you, it is important that your name is on your door and on the post box. If the Swedish Tax Agency cannot reach you, we will not be able to process your notification of a move to Sweden. This may mean that you are not listed in the Swedish Population Register and do not receive a personal identity number.
If you have filled in your notification in the “Moving to Sweden” e-service, please print it out and bring it with you to a Swedish state service centre. Alternatively, you can complete your notification at the service centre using the same e-service.
Keep in mind that all family members who are moving with you – including children – must come to the service centre.