If you are a citizen of a Nordic country and are planning to live in Sweden for one year or more, you are generally required to be registered in the Swedish Population Register. As a Nordic citizen, you are not required to show right of residence or a residence permit in order to be registered in the Swedish Population Register.
In order to be registered in the Swedish population register (folkbokförd) you need to notify the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) that you intend to move 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.
Prepare for your visit to the service centre by using our “Moving to Sweden” (Flytta till Sverige) service beforehand.
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.
You need to bring the following documents when you visit one of our service offices:
Passport or national ID card.
A driver's license does not show your citizenship. To show your citizenship you must have a passport or a national ID card.
Documents showing your civil status, i.e., 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.
If you have family members who are citizens outside of a Nordic country and if they are moving together with you, they need to have a residence permit (uppehållstillstånd) or right of residence (uppehållsrätt). Read more about moving to Sweden and choose the alternative that best applies to you.
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.
When the Swedish Tax Agency has registered you and your family, you will receive your personal identity numbers (personnummer). 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.