As a citizen of a EU or EEA country you have the right to stay in Sweden for three months. To be registered in the Swedish Population Register (folkbokförd) you must need to move to and intend to live in Sweden for one year or more.
You are also required to present documents proving that you have right of residence (uppehållsrätt).
In order to be registered in the Swedish Population Register, you need to notify the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) that you are moving to Sweden. This can be done by visiting one of our service offices (servicekontor).
You need to bring the following documents when you visit one of our service offices:
Passport or national ID card.
Documents showing your civil status, e.g., marriage certificate.
If you are unmarried, you do not need to show your civil status.
The following civil statuses exist:
Birth certificate, if you have children.
A letter of admission showing that you will study.
There is no requirement for you to have been admitted to studies with a minimum duration, but it must be assumed that you will be living in Sweden for at least one year.
Document showing that you are registered, i.e., enrolled, on a recognized study programme in Sweden.
‘Recognized study programme’ means all upper-secondary study programmes (gymnasieutbildning) and university and university college studies (högskoleutbildning) that are government- or municipal-funded.
Studies at elementary school level and Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) courses do not qualify as recognized study programmes.
A self-signed assurance that you have sufficient funds for your support for the duration of your studies.
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.
If you do not have right of residence (uppehållsrätt), you are required to have a residence permit (uppehållstillstånd) in Sweden that is valid to be registered in the Swedish Population Register.
You can apply for a residence permit at the Swedish Migration Agency.
When you are registered in the Swedish Population Register you will receive a Swedish personal identity number. The Swedish Tax Agency will register the following information:
If you have income from another country
Please remember that when you move to Sweden and become registered in the Swedish Population Register, you may also be obliged to pay tax in Sweden on income that you receive from another country. Please contact the Swedish Tax Agency if you have such income.