If you are an EU or EEA citizen, you can be listed in the Swedish Population Register if you move to Sweden and plan to stay here for at least one year. Once you are registered as resident in Sweden, we will also give you a Swedish personal identity number.
If you want to be listed in the Swedish Population Register, you must notify the Swedish Tax Agency that you have moved to Sweden. To do so, please visit a Swedish state service centre. You must bring documentation proving that you have right of residence or a residence permit that is valid for at least one year.
All EU and EEA citizens are entitled to stay and work in Sweden for three months. This means that you can work in Sweden even if you do not have a Swedish personal identity number.
If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number and are going to work in Sweden, you can register for preliminary income tax (A-tax). You can do so via our e-service “Notification of preliminary income tax (A-skatt)”. Alternatively, you can fill in form SKV 4402 (“Notification for preliminary tax”) and submit it to the Swedish Tax Agency. When you have been registered for A-tax, you will also be given a coordination number.
To ensure that your visit to a Swedish state service centre goes as quickly and smoothly as possible, we recommend using our “Moving to Sweden” e-service beforehand. This applies whether you are moving to Sweden alone or with a partner and/or children. The e-service is a digital notification available in several languages: English, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and Swedish.
During the notification process, the e-service will suggest which documents you should bring with you to a service centre. Please note that the Swedish Tax Agency may request additional information and documents. Once you have completed all the steps in the e-service, please print out your notification and bring it with you to a service centre along with the other required documents.
The film shows how to fill in the application. It is in English with subtitles.
Prepare for your visit to the service centre by using our “Moving to Sweden” service beforehand.
When you visit a state service centre, you need to bring the following documents with you:
your passport or national identity card
proof of your marital status, such as a marriage certificate (if you are not married, you do not need to prove your marital status)
Marital status options:
birth certificates for any children
Documentation showing that you are working – or due to start working – in Sweden. Such documentation includes:
If you have already started working in Sweden, you can bring your payslips with you.
If you are working in Sweden, you must show a certificate of employment issued by your employer. This document should specify that you will carry out work in Sweden.
The certificate of employment must be signed by you and your employer, and should include the following details:
The Swedish Tax Agency may also request additional documentation showing that you are working – or due to start working – in Sweden. This could include a bank statement, information about your employer, or a staff register. Please keep in mind that you must be able to provide the Swedish Tax Agency with information about your own work.
Bring original documents with you
Please make sure to bring original documents or certified copies to prove your marital or relationship status.
To certify a copy of a document means to confirm it is a true copy of the original. This confirmation must be provided by somebody other than you. The person must sign the copy, print their full name, and write their telephone number.
If a child under 18 is moving to Sweden, their parents or guardians must jointly notify the Swedish Tax Agency of the move and sign the notification. If a parent or guardian is not able to visit the service centre, they need to provide written consent for the move to Sweden. Children over 16 years old can notify the Swedish Tax Agency of their move to Sweden themselves – using their own signature, and without the written consent of their parents or guardians.
If you do not have right of residence, you must have a residence permit that is valid for at least one year in order to be listed in the Swedish Population Register.
You apply to the Swedish Migration Agency for a residence permit.
If you are listed in the Swedish Population Register, you are given a Swedish personal identity number. The Swedish Tax Agency also registers:
Income from another country
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.