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.
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Processing times are longer than usual
We are able to process most cases within three weeks. However, it can take up to four months if we need additional information or further investigation is required. Unfortunately, the processing time may even be a few weeks longer in some cases. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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.
Prepare for your visit to the service centre by using our “Moving to Sweden” (Flytta till Sverige) service beforehand.
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.
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.
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.
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.