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.
You are also required to present documents proving that you have right of residence (uppehållsrätt) for at least one year.
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). When you visit the office all members of your family who are moving to Sweden must accompany you, including the children.
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 written statement in which you assure that you can support yourself and your family while studying. The certificate must state how long you have to support them, and by how much.
Documents showing your family relationship.
Your family member must be able to show that you belong to the same family. He or she can, for example, show a marriage or birth certificate, or a certificate proving that you have lived together before you moved to Sweden.
Choose one of the alternatives to see what documents your family member will need to bring when you visit one of our service offices:
If you are married, registered as partners or if the person moving with you is a child under 21, you must bring:
Official transcript from another country's civil registration (civil registry) where your relationship is registered.
Common law spouses refers to couples who are not married but live together as if married. To be considered common law spouses you must be able to show that you live together as if married. You must bring:
An extract from the Population Register from another country.
A purchase contract of your shared residence.
A lease or insurance policy for your shared residence where you both are listed.
If you are over the age of 21, or if you are not the spouse or a common law spouse to the family member you are moving in with, you must bring:
A certificate showing that you were dependent on the family member for support prior to moving to Sweden.
A certificate from an authorised authority showing that you have lived together as family members prior to the family member moving to Sweden.
A certificate showing that you have a serious illness that requires that your family member looks after you personally.
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 your family members are citizens from an EU or EEA country they can have their own right of residence if they fulfil any of the following:
If you or your family members 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.