Move to Sweden
Here, you can find out what applies to individuals who are moving to Sweden. The information applies to foreign nationals who move to Sweden as well as to Swedish citizens who move back to Sweden after a period abroad. It does not apply to those posted abroad by a foreign employer or those who are here to study.
Provide information to Försäkringskassan
If you move to Sweden together with children under the age of 16, Försäkringskassan contacts you once you are registered in the Swedish Population Register. We do this to investigate whether you and your children should be insured here and thereby eligible for child allowance.
If you move to Sweden without children, you can provide information to Försäkringskassan if, for example, you would like a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or to apply for a benefit or allowance.
If you move to Sweden but do not become registered in the Population Register, you provide information to Försäkringskassan that we used to investigate whether you should be insured in Sweden. If you are insured here, you may be entitled to compensation from Försäkringskassan if, for example, you have a baby. You submit information using My pages (Mina sidor).
If you are unable to use My pages (Mina sidor), you can send submit the information using this form.
What happens once I have submitted the information?
Försäkringskassan assesses whether you should be considered as residing or working in Sweden, in other words whether you should be insured in Sweden. If we determine that you are insured in Sweden, you may be entitled to different types of compensation from Försäkringskassan, such as child allowance or housing allowance.
Read more about what applies if you will be working in Sweden, what types of compensation you may then be eligible for, and what steps to take to apply for them.
Register with the Swedish Tax Agency
If you are planning on staying in Sweden at least one year, you must most often be entered into the Swedish population register. You do this by registering with the Swedish Tax Agency.
Apply for compensation
If you work in Sweden, you must turn to Försäkringskassan if you want to apply for compensation. If you live and Sweden but work in a different country, in most cases you are insured in the country where you work and must contact the equivalent of Försäkringskassan in the country where you work to apply for compensation.
Right to medical and dental care
Once you are registered in Sweden, you are entitled to medical and dental care under the same terms as others who live in Sweden. This means that you pay the standard Swedish patient fee for medical care and the regular fee for dental care in the public healthcare system.
Even if you are not registered in Sweden, you always have the right to medical and dental care that cannot wait until you come home again. How much you need to pay for the care depends on what country you come from and if you have a European Health Insurance Card or a certificate that confirms your right to care in Sweden. If you come from another Nordic country, it is enough for you to present an ID and provide your home address. You may also have the right to care that can wait until you come home. This depends on what country you come from and if you work in Sweden or not.
If you move to Sweden and have pension from another EU/EEA country, you need a certificate E121 – also called S1 – from the country that pays your pension. The certificate entitles you to care in Sweden at the Swedish patient fee. It also entitles you to the national dental care subsidy.
Apply for the certificate from the equivalent of Försäkringskassan in the country that pays out your pension. You will receive two originals of the certificate. Make a copy of the certificate and send it to the Swedish Tax Agency when you report your move to Sweden. When you have received a personal ID number from the Swedish Tax Agency, you must send both of the original certificates to Försäkringskassan.
Send the certificates to Försäkringskassan, Utlandsärenden, Box 1164, 621 22 Visby.
If you move to Sweden and have children in another EU/EEA country, you do not need to do anything to be entitled to child allowance and corresponding compensation from Sweden. You may need to contact the other EU/EEA country to obtain compensation from there. Försäkringskassan coordinates the compensation together with the authority in the other EU/EEA country. This means that your family receives the same amount as if all family members were to live in the country that pays the highest compensation.