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

Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.

Learn Swedish

Learn about your rights & duties and what you can do to find a job.

Find work

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

In need of medical care? Here you find information on your different medical options.

Your medical options

Most driving licenses are valid in Sweden – at least for a limited period of time.

Get around
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
Newbie Stories

Meet our Newbies as their share their stories on their first time in Sweden.

Get inspired

The Newbie Blog

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

How does FATCA affect you as a US person?

May is approaching and that means tax season in the US. As a US person living in Sweden you should note that new regulations called FATCA, has entered into force and that financial institutes in Sweden are obliged to inform the IRS in the US about your assets here in Sweden. What is FATCA and [&hell…

Is HEN here to stay?

On the 30th of November 1966, on a column of Uppsala Nya Tidning, Rolf Dunås wrote an article about what he considered a “vacuum” in the Swedish language. Whereas Finnish had a gender-neutral pronoun (hän), something similar was missing in Swedish. ”As for me” – claimed Dunås – “I d…