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Welcome to the Newbie Guide to Sweden

New in Sweden? Does everything seem a bit confusing? Here at the NEWBIE GUIDE we help you make sense of everything new.
Just arrived & before
Just arrived? Here we guide you through your first steps in Sweden.
Get started
Swedish
Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.
Learn Swedish
Work
Learn about your rights & duties and what you can do to find a job.
Find work
Housing
Why is it so difficult to find accommodation in Sweden and what can you do to improve your changes on the rental market?
Find housing
Newbie Stories
Meet our Newbies as their share their stories on their first time in Sweden.
Get inspired
Make friends & get connected
Here you find organisations that will ease our way into Swedish society & language.
Get connected
The Newbie Guide Group
Join our Newbie Guide Group and connect with other Newbies in Sweden.
Join the Newbie Guide Group
Health
In need of medical care? Here you find information on your different medical options.
Your medical options
Driving
Most driving licenses are valid in Sweden – at least for a limited period of time.
Get around

The Newbie Blog

The source for everything. Follow our multinational team of bloggers and get a more personal view on Newbie life.

A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 1)

Are you still browsing on Blocket for rental apartments in Stockholm? Then I highly recommend you to read this article. In less than 10 months from arriving in Sweden I bought my first apartment in Stockholm at a great bargain. Here are some tips and secrets on how you can also get out of the [&hell…

Changing your legal name in Sweden

For most people, a name is more than just a word. A name represents not only an existence but an identity. Knowing that, it is easy to understand why a person would want to change their legal name to something that represents them better.  What we need to understand now, is how to do so. […]

Settle in Sweden within 1 year

Have you considered moving to Sweden alone? Are you worried about the language, culture, job opportunities, cost of living etc? It can be extremely daunting to move from one place to another. However, life is short but remember that preparation is key and adaptation comes next.  Do your homework, m…
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