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You are moving by yourself to Sweden

If you are a Swedish citizen and are planning to live in Sweden for one year or more, you are generally required to be registered in the Swedish Population Register.

In order to be registered in the Swedish Population Register (folkbokförd) you need to notify the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) that you intend to move to Sweden and stay here for at least one year. This can be done by visiting one of our Tax Agency offices (servicekontor).

» Find your nearest Tax Agency office (in Swedish)external link

Bring the following documents

You need to bring the following documents when you visit one of our Tax Agency offices:

Passport or national ID card.

A driver's license is not a national ID card

A driver's license does not show your citizenship. To show your citizenship you must have a passport or a national ID card.

Documents showing if your civil status has changed since you last lived in Sweden, i.e. a foreign marriage certificate.

As unmarried you do not need to show your civil status.

Civil status

The following civil status exists:

  • unmarried
  • married or a registred partner
  • widow or widower
  • divorced.

Birth certificate, if you have had children since you last lived in Sweden.

Bring original documents

Remember that all documents verifying your civil status or your relationships must be the original documents. You can also bring certified copies.

Certified means that someone has attested that the copy conforms to the original document. Another person must sign the copy, write his or her name in block capitals and write their telephone number.

Children under 18

If a child under the age of 18 is planning to move to Sweden all the guardians need to fill out an application. If one of the guardians is abroad, he or she needs to provide written consent for the move to Sweden.

Children over the age of 16 can fill out their own application without their guardians’ written consent.

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