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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 […]

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What to Expect the First Year (in Sweden)

People say the first year of everything is actually the hardest. What about the first year living in Sweden? Well, it’s not easy, I must say. But, if you know what to expect, you will know how to deal with that. 1. Bureaucracy Welcome to Sweden! First thing first: get your personnumer and your Swedish […]

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Temporary residence

temporary permit

A temporary residence permit – a so called tidsbegränsat uppehållstillstånd, allows you to live and work in Sweden for a limited period of time (mostly two years). You will probably start your time in Sweden by getting a temporary residence permit the first time you apply – if you meet all the requirements of course. This means that […]

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About the Swedish Tax Agency

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The Swedish Tax Agency – Skatteverket) is responsible for national tax collection and administering the population registration. If you plan to live in Sweden one year of more you should register with the Swedish Tax Agency – Skatteverket. Doing so will add you to the Swedish Tax System and assigns you with a unique identification number, a so […]

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About residence permits

residence permit

You should apply for a residence permit if you want to work, study or stay in Sweden for more than three months. There are different types of residence permits (temporary as well as permanent) and they are granted on various grounds – such as work, family or studies in Sweden. How to get a residence permit […]

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Register for an identity number


Registering at the Swedish Tax Agency – Skatteverket, needs to be done in person and can be a bit time consuming.  But once you are done you will have your personal identification number – called personnummer, which works as a magic code for more or less everything in Sweden. This is how you get a Swedish personnumer Locate your nearest […]

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