VIP (Very Important Papers)
Papers to bring from home (these must all be originals, except where stated)
Applying for permanent residency:
- copies of the pages in your passport or national ID card, showing your citizenship and period of validity. You should copy both sides of the ID card.
- a copy of a marriage certificate or the equivalent if you are married/common-law spouse
- proof of national registration, a lease or proof of purchase for your residence, or another document showing that you have shared a home if you are common-law spouses
- copies of birth certificates of accompanying children showing the names of the parents
- consent from the child’s other guardian if they are not coming to Sweden or proof of sole custody. This can for example be a court decision, or a death certificate if the other parent is deceased. Applies to children under 18.
Applying for personnummer and ID card (these must ALL BE ORIGINAL):
- Passport or national ID card.
- Documents showing you civil status, e.g. marriage certificate.
- As unmarried you do not need to show your civil status.
The following civil status exists:
married or a registred partner
widow or widower
- Birth certificates of all your children.
- If you have already begun your period of employment you can also bring pay slips.
- If you are working in Sweden you will be required to present an employment certificate (anställningsbevis) from your employer, specifying that you will be performing work in Sweden.
- The employment certificate must be signed by you and your employer and include the following details:
your name and your address
your employer’s name and address
your employer’s corporate identity number (organisationsnummer)
if you are employed on a fixed-term or indefinite-term basis or on a probationary or temporary basis
other employment terms including employment date, period of notice, working hours, holiday leave, salary and benefits
description of your duties
collective agreement (if applicable).