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Why you need an identity number

identity number/رقم الهوية

When you registering with the Swedish Tax Agency – Skatteverket – you get a unique identity number –  called personnummer. Your whole legal existence in Sweden is based on this personal number. And you will generally need it for more or less everything, like: opening a Swedish bank account registering with the Swedish Public Employment Service – Arbetsförmedlingen learning Swedish […]

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Residence permits for EU citizens

Residence permits for EU citizens

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 […]

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Residence for asylum seeker

Residence for asylum seekers

Another ground for getting a residence permit is asylum. The right of asylum is an ancient juridical concept that implies that any person persecuted in his or her own country has the right to be protected by another sovereign country. The Swedish Migration Agency, Migrationsverket The Swedish Migration Agency – Migrationsverket is therefore obliged too […]

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Residence permit based on employment

residence permit based on employment

What are the requirements to get a residence permit based on employment? More than 19 000 residence permits where granted in 2013 due to employment. The two main requirements for obtaining a residence permit based on employment are: a job offer from a Swedish employer. a monthly salary of no less than 13 000 SEK/month before […]

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Residence based on family ties

residence permit based on family

What are the requirements to apply for a residence permit based on family ties? You can get a residence permit based on family ties and the Swedish Migration Board – Migrationsverket has a quite generous understanding of the concept of family and includes the following members: wife/husband registered partner common-law spouse fiancé and unmarried children (under the […]

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Permanent residence permit

Permanent residence permit

A permanent residence permit – permanent uppehållstillstånd, PUT, allows you to live and work in Sweden for an undefined period of time. With a PUT you have almost the same rights and obligations as any Swedish citizen. Having a permanent residence permit does not entitle you to A Swedish passport To vote in the national elections Nor does it […]

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Visa

Visa

Want to visit family and friends in Sweden? Or are you curious about Sweden and want to have a look? Well, then you need a visa which is – simply put – a permission to spend a limited time in Sweden. You get this permission from the Swedish Migration Board – Migrationsverket. A visa is generally valid for […]

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Register for a personal identity number at the Tax agency

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 […]

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