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Register for a personal identity number

Once you’ve arrived in Sweden and received your residence permit, you should register at the Swedish Tax Agency – Skatteverket. This has two main functions: it adds you to the Swedish Tax System and assigns you with a unique identification number, a so called personnummer.

About the Swedish Tax Agency

Paying taxes is just part of a Swedes daily life. We pay to society and society pays us back through many social benefits.

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Why you need a identity number

Your whole legal existence in Sweden will be based on your personal identification number – so make sure to get one and memorize it.

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Register for a identity number

You register in person at your local Tax Agency office. Note that you need to bring different documents depending your citizenship.

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