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Winter is coming

One of the main associations foreigners have about Sweden is snow. Depending on where you are in the country, the snow arrives anytime between October and January. And once it’s here, it usually stays for a while. In the Stockholm winter, it’s dark and cold. So cold that the lakes turn to ice. So cold […]

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The Newbie Guide to Sweden has thousands visitors every month and currently over 150 information pages with information about relevant aspects of Swedish society (legal, swedish, work, health, social, etc). Visitors who reach an individual page are usually highly invested in that topic which makes them strong leads. Advertising with The Newbie Guide to Sweden […]

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Adrian, The Netherlands

Adrian moved to Sweden for work. The bank he worked for in The Netherlands asked him to apply for a job in Stockholm as they were about to open a new office. He moved here in May 2006. Here he shares his story with us. I used to work in sales (Commercial Banking), but I took a 2 […]

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The Newbie Guide To the Swedish Authority Jungle 

authority jungle

Figuring out the responsibilities of the different authorities isn’t all that easy. Who is responsible for what? Whom should you turn to with your questions, applications and concerns? This guide gives you a brief overview of the different (Newbie relevant) authorities and their main responsibilities. Migrationsverket (Migration Agency) Skatteverket (Tax Agency) Arbetsförmedlingen (Public Employment Service) Försäkringskassan (Social Insurance Agency) Skolverket (National Agency for Education) Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture) Tullverket (Swedish Customs) […]

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Welcome to the Newbie Blog

Hej and Welcome to the Newbie Blog! As you might already have noticed, this website is divided into different sections. You have the information section – with all the core information about how to take on life as a Newbie in Sweden. Then you have the community – where you can find others in the […]

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Register with the Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Social insurance/صندوق الضمان الاجتماعي

You can get social insurance by registering with The Swedish Social Insurance Agency – Försäkringskassan. They administrates several social benefits and allowances. Some of these benefits are rather famous as they have repeatedly been subject to international discussions and debate over the years. The most well known social benefits You need to specifically register with the Swedish […]

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About the Swedish welfare system

Welfare system/نظام الرعاية الاجتماعية السويدي

When you enter the Swedish welfare system you become part of, what some call the best Social Security System in the World. Some might disagree but we think it’s fair to say that our Social Security System is good even though there is room for improvement. How does the Social Security System work? The Social Security system […]

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Housing allowance

Housing for refugees

Housing allowances – the so called bostadsbidrag is a social benefit administrated by the Swedish Social Insurance Agency – Försäkringskassan. Housing allowances are mainly given to families with children who need help to pay their rent or monthly costs for their housing. The decision to grant housing allowances is based on your means which will determine if you need the […]

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Sickness benefits

Sickness benefits

You are – in case you get sick or injured – entitled to sickness benefits – so called sjukpenning. Your employer generally pays the first 14 days of illness. If you are ill for more than two weeks, you will receive your sickness benefit from the Social Insurance Agency – Försäkringskassan instead. You need to […]

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