EU citizens working, studying or living in Sweden
As an EU citizen you have the right to work, study or live in Sweden without a residence permit. You also have the right to start and operate a private business.
If you can support yourself, you automatically have right of residence in Sweden and do not need to contact the Swedish Migration Board but apply directly to the Swedish Tax Agency.
Find out what you need to register your right of residence with the
Swedish Tax Office
As an EU citizen you have the right to start working or studying directly after arriving in Sweden.
If you are an EU citizen and wish to move to a family member who lives in Sweden
If you work, study or have sufficient means to support yourself, you automatically have right of residence in Sweden and therefore need not register with or apply for a residence permit at the Swedish Migration Board.
However, if you want to apply for a residence permit, the following are counted as family:
- spouse, common-law spouse or registered partner
- future spouse, common-law spouse
- children under 18.
Find out more on the website of the Swedish Migration Board
Residence permit for EU citizens
Before you move to Sweden to work, study or live please make sure you know what is required before you leave. You are very welcome to contact the Embassy for further information.
Telephone: 020 7917 6400. Monday - Friday 9-12 and 2-4 pm.
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swedish ID number
If you have moved to Sweden from abroad and are planning to live there for one year or more you should normally be registered in the Swedish Population Register. To be registered you must apply in person to the Swedish Tax Agency.
Your ID number is a necessary part of daily life in Sweden and used in all transactions with authorities ,employers, schools, universities, shops, estate agents, banks etc.
Swedish Tax Agency
Finding a job and working
The website of the Swedish Labour Market Board contains useful information to finding work in Sweden
Swedish Public Employment Service
Recognition of qualifications from other countries
Swedish Council for Higher Education
Information on Swedish taxes can be found on the website of the Swedish Tax Agency:
Swedish Tax Agency
Starting a Business
Information on moving to Sweden, learning Swedish, health care, social insurance, education, culture, buying a property, driving in Sweden, taking your car and pet to Sweden and much more can be found on:
Live in Sweden