The NON-EU member checklist
for moving to Sweden with kids

A checklist of what to do when you move to Sweden and when to do it.

The Checklist 

A simple tick list of things to remember to do before and after you move to Sweden. You can The NON-EU member checklist (with clickable links) here.

Before Moving…

  • Contact your local civic authority to let them know you are moving abroad and will no longer be paying local taxes
  •  Contact your national government office of residence and immigration to make them aware of your intentions to move abroad.
  • Contact banks and financial services to make them aware that you are moving abroad.
Migrationsverket 
  • Review their recommendations about free movement to Sweden for non-EU nationals.
  • Depending on your circumstances (i.e. work related, moving to someone in Sweden etc), apply for the appropriate visa. This can be done online.
  • If you have already moved to Sweden, make an appointment to speak with someone in person, immediately.
  • If you are granted permanent residency, contact Migrationsverket about receiving your Permanent  Residents Card.

After Moving…

Skatteverket
  • Apply for your personnummer.
  • Apply for an ID card.
  • Apply for your children’s personnummer

Open a bank account

Försäkringskassan
  • Apply for Föräldrapenning (parental leave payments)
  • Apply for Barnbridrag (child allowance)
  • Learn more about Vård av Barn (compensation when caring for a sick child)
  • If needed, apply for Arbetssökande (job seekers allowance)
  • If needed, apply for Sjukpenning (sick leave payments)
 Arbetesförmedlingen
  • If required, register as a job seeker
  • If required, register for Arbetssökande (job seekers allowance)
  • Access support if you are thinking about starting a new business
 Vårdcentral
  • Where is my local Vårdcentral (GP)?
  • Where is my local Barnvårdcentral (Health visitor)
  • Where is my local Barnläkare (Paediatrician)
  • Where is my local Tändläkare (Dentist)?
  • Where is my local Akuten (Emergency Room)?
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