If you are a Swedish citizen and are planning to live in Sweden for one year or more, you are generally required 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 and stay here for at least one year. This can be done by visiting one of our service offices (servicekontor).
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.
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 if your civil status has changed since you last lived in Sweden, i.e., a foreign 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 had children since you last lived in Sweden.
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.