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Moving to Sweden from the UK


Guide to moving to Sweden from the UK

Moving to a new country will undoubtedly bring culture shock, but for UK nationals making the move north to Sweden, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the prospect of a move.

If you are a UK national wishing to move to Sweden, you will need to go through the same process as non-EU and non-EEA nationals, unless you were resident in Sweden before 31st December 2020.

If you were living in Sweden before this date, your rights are protected under the terms of the withdrawal agreement.

If you intend on moving to Sweden and you hold dual nationality with a country in the EU, it will be significantly easier for you to make the move.

The main points you should follow when moving to Sweden from the UK include:

  1. Apply for and obtain the appropriate visa and residence permit
  2. Register with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and get your unique tax ID (personnumer)
  3. Find where you want to live
  4. Organise your move with an international moving company
  5. Apply for your personal identity card (identitetskort)
  6. Set up a Swedish bank account
  7. Depending on the terms of your visa, start work or a business
  8. Ensure that you are paying the appropriate taxes
  9. If you have children, enrol them at school
  10. Learn the language with free courses arranged by the Swedish for Immigrants (SfI) programme

Alina Lindgren
About:  Alina Lindgren

6 years experience in recruitment and HR. Worked with so of the fastest growing companies in Sweden including Spotify, Epidemic Sound, Epic Games, Ericsson, Volvo and more to build international talent capacity for innovation and business growth.

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