One of the great things with the European Union is the right of free movement. As a EU citizen, you can live, study and work in any country within the European Union. This right does also include your close relatives – spouse & children – even if they are non-EU citizens.
However, if you are planning to neither work nor study in Sweden, you might have to prove that you have the sufficient means to support yourself during your time here.
Another good thing to know is that you are entitle to permanent uppehållsrätt, PUR, when you've lived and worked in Sweden for five continuous years. This right also includes your close relatives, if they lived with you during this entire time.
E-learning course: Preparing your move to Sweden
Are you already feeling a bit overwhelmed about all the stuff you need to figure out how to move to Sweden? We’ve got you covered. Over the years we’ve been repeatedly told just stressful this process can be so we created a digital course with all the information you need to move. Here you will learn about:
- Short (and long facts) about Sweden.
- The history and background of Sweden in regards to democracy, religious freedom, gender equality, social security, child welfare and LGBTQIA+.
- The types of visas and residence permits that are available plus the requirements.
- Important Swedish agencies, and trust us, you DO need to know about these ones.
- How to find a place to stay and how to avoid rental fraud.
- How to pack for your move depending on the season.
- And there will be some quizzes to make sure you are paying attention and not falling asleep at your screen.
After finishing this course, you will have a greater understanding of what has made Sweden what it is today, how you best prepare for a move here and to get your stay here started in the best manner.