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 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 for at least one year or a residence permit for at least one year.
In order to be registered in the Swedish Population Register (folkbokförd) 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.
Documents showing that you are employed and working or will be working in Sweden.
If you have already begun your period of employment you can also bring pay slips.
If you are working in Sweden you will be required to present an employment certificate (anställningsbevis) from your employer, specifying that you will be performing work in Sweden.
The employment certificate must be signed by you and your employer and include the following details:
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.
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 (egen uppehållsrätt), you are required to have a residence permit (sekundär uppehållsrätt) in Sweden that is valid for one year or more 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.