A simple tick list of things to remember to do before and after you move to Sweden.
- 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.
- Review their recommendations about 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 permit. This can usually be done online.
- You can also apply for temporary visas to enter Sweden via Migrationsverket.
- If you have already moved to Sweden, make an appointment to speak with someone in person, immediately.
- If you are granted permanent residency (uppehållstillstånd), contact Migrationsverket about receiving your permanent residents card.
Open a bank account
- Swish (the biggest mobile payment method in Sweden)
- Bank ID (the most important tool for accessing all of your personal online information, online payments and sign ups)
- 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)
- 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
- 1177.se (use this website to answer all of the questions below)
- 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)?