A list of questions you can ask each Swedish agency when you begin your “starting out in Sweden” journey.
Migrationsverket (the immigration agency)
- Do I need a visa to move to Sweden?
- I am an EU citizen, do I need to apply for permanent residency?
- What is a Permanent Resident Card?
- How will having permanent residency affect my status in the UK?
- Will having permanent residency affect my ability to travel outside of the EU?
Skatteverket (the tax and civic registration agency)
- How long will it take for me to receive my personnummer.
- Why do my children need a personnummer if they are not paying tax?
- How long will it take for me to receive my ID card?
- How do I find out how much I will be taxed?
- How do I file my income tax return form?
- How do I get help calculating my own tax forms?
- What is ROT and RUT work and how can I get a tax reduction?
Försäkringskassan (the social welfare agency)
- Am I registered as living in Sweden?
- Do I still need my EU health insurance card?
- If I have just moved to Sweden and my personnummer hasn’t been sent to me, how do I access healthcare?
- Can I apply for any form of social insurance? (because, believe it or not, you are entitled to help especially if you have registered as being a job-seeker)
- How do I apply for social insurance, especially parental leave social insurance?
- What is the difference between child support and parental leave payments?
- Am I entitled to receive child support (barnbidrag) on a monthly basis?
- Can I apply for social insurance online or do I have to make an appointment every time I want to apply for more?
- If my spouse becomes sick and can no longer work to support us, what should we do?
Arbetesförmedlingen (the national employment agency)
- (EU only) I was unemployed and registered with my home-countries employment agency, can I transfer my status to Arbetesförmedlingen.
- I have an idea for starting my own business, can Arbetesförmedlingen help me?
- How do I access free Swedish lessons?