If you have moved to Sweden from abroad and plan to stay here for a year or more would normally be registered here. You must notify the Tax on a personal visit to a tax or service office.
Bring the following documents when you go to tax or service office:
passport, if you are a citizen of an EEA country and Switzerland is also a national ID card
residence permit card (UT-card) if you are a citizen of a country outside the EEA or stateless
registration from the Immigration Service, and documents showing that you have the right of residence (if you are EEA nationals). See below documents for residence
marriage certificate or other document showing that you are a family member of an EEA national who has a right of residence in Sweden. Also possibly a residence card if you have one.
documentary evidence of your marital status
birth certificates for your children, if any
If you are a citizen of a country outside the EEA or stateless you need to search a residence permit in Sweden. You can apply for a residence permit at a Swedish embassy or a Swedish consulate in the country you plan to move from. The requirement of residence also applies to citizens of Switzerland.
If you are an EEA national but do not have a right of residence can also apply for a residence permit at the Swedish Migration Board.
The Swedish Migration Board
Right of residence
If you are EEA citizen you have a right of residence in Sweden. Anyone who has a right of residence may reside here without authorization. The intention is to facilitate the free movement within the EU. You have a right of residence if you besides being EEA nationals meet any of the following conditions:
you work, provide services, or have your own business in Sweden
you are enrolled as a student at a recognized educational institution in Sweden and have comprehensive sickness insurance
you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your family, and a comprehensive sickness insurance cover to settle in Sweden for you and your family
you are a job seeker in Sweden and has a real opportunity to get a job.
To become registered, you need to demonstrate to Tax that you are likely to have a right of residence in Sweden for at least one year.
An EEA national who is seeking employment may have a right of residence in Sweden, but can not be registered in Sweden on the ground. This is due to an EEA national who is looking for work only has an absolute right to stay in Sweden for six months.
Even family members of an EEA national who has a right of residence may themselves have a right of residence and need in such cases do not have a residence permit.
Documents for residence
It is important that you as EEA nationals bring your documents to prove that you are likely to have the right of residence for at least one year when you visit one of our tax and service offices to report moving to Sweden. It will then go faster for Tax to process your application. What action you should take with you depends on what you will do in Sweden, see below.
If you have registered residence of the Swedish Migration Board, you should also bring your registration to the tax.
If you work in Sweden you need to show proof of employment from your employer. Of employment certificate shall show:
your name and your employer's name
name of a contact person at your employer
your employer's organization.
Employment certificate must be signed by you and your employer.
If you intend to provide a service in Sweden you need to show it with a certificate or similar. The certificate must state what service you offer and how long you will be offering it.
If you are self employed you will need to demonstrate that you have a business in Sweden. The business need not have started, but the planning and preparation of your business should be running. Documents that can prove this, for example,
lease for the necessary premises
evidence of prior experience and skills
If you plan to live on its own resources in Sweden you need to demonstrate that you are able to do so. You can do this by showing, for example, bank statements from your bank or proof that you have retired.
You also need to show that you have a comprehensive sickness insurance cover to settle in Sweden for a year. To show that you have it, you can, for example, present a certificate from an authority in another EEA country. It could be any of the following certificates:
Remember that the certificate will be valid for one year from the day that you move to Sweden.
If you go with a family member who has a right of residence, or moving to one of Sweden already resident family member who has a right of residence, you will need to demonstrate that you are related to or cohabiting. You can do this by showing, for example, a marriage certificate or a birth certificate.