We explain Sweden
Newbie in town? Planning to move here? Or maybe just started to settle? Well, first and foremost: WELCOME! Here you find information about your initial time in Sweden. We recommend that you start by reading “10 things to get you started”.
We all have to get started somewhere – and this is our tried and tested top 10 list to get you up and running.
Your first step is to apply for a visa or a residence permit. The duration and purpose of your stay determines which one to apply for.
When you register at the Tax Agency you will be added to the Swedish Tax System and get a unique identification number.
Register at the Swedish Insurance Agency and become part of what some call the best Social Security System in the World.
Having a Swedish ID-Card – a so called ID–kort – will make your life in Sweden a lot easier. You need it at all times.
The Social Security System covers a lot but not everything, so it can be a good idea to look into private insurance, such as home insurance.
A credit card and and Bank ID will make your life here a lot easier – especially since few people pay with cash.
Medborgarkontor is a co-locating service where citizens can turn to with questions concerning life in the municipality.
Are you seeking asylum in Sweden? Here you find information about your rights, obligations and possibilities.
The course “Samhällsorientering för nyanlända” provides vital information for you who is new in Sweden.
This guide give you a brief overview of the different (Newbie relevant) authorities and their main tasks and responsibilities.
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