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Work in the EU/EEA or Switzerland

Here, you can read about what applies if you start to work in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.

Should I report to Försäkringskassan that I am working abroad?

Yes, you must always notify Försäkringskassan before you begin working in another country. You report this on My pages (Mina sidor).

If you are moving abroad, you must also contact the Swedish Tax Agency.

If you will be posted from Sweden or work in several countries, you must specify this on the form.

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If the family moves out of Sweden, it is important that the move is reported for all adults and children in the family. Similarly, it is important for all adults in the family to report if they begin working in a different country than before.

What happens after I have reported this?

Once you have reported it, we will investigate whether you will be insured in Sweden or in another country.  Being insured in Sweden means that you can receive compensation from Försäkringskassan, and that you or your employer must pay social security contributions in Sweden.

Insured in Sweden

You are usually insured in the country where you work, and you can only be insured in a country within the EU/EEA or Switzerland. Bear in mind that the amount you receive in compensation and the amount of social security contributions you or your employer must pay can vary greatly between countries. Find out what applies in the country where you are insured.

If you are posted in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland by an employer in Sweden, you are usually ensured in Sweden. This means that you may be entitled to compensation from Försäkringskassan if, for example, you become ill.

When am I considered posted abroad?

You are considered posted abroad if all of the following apply to you:

  • You perform your work on your employer’s behalf in another country for maximum two years, and your employer considers operating in Sweden during this time.
  • You are not replacing another posted person at the workplace in the other country.
  • You have been insured in Sweden for at least one month before being posted abroad.

If you are employed within the public sector in Sweden, there is no time limit for how long you can be posted abroad and still be insured in Sweden.

If we determine that you are insured in Sweden, we will send the A1 certificate to you. You must present the certificate in the country where you are working, so that the country knows that you are eligible to receive compensation from Försäkringskassan, and that your employer pays social security contributions in Sweden.

Do I have the right to receive medical care in the country where I work?

Yes, you have the right to receive medical care in the country where you work, provided that you have received a certificate for health and medical care from Försäkringskassan, and the country where you work has approved the certificate. The certificate is called the E106 certificate. You apply on My pages (Mina sidor).

Am I entitled to medical and dental care in Sweden if I work abroad?

Yes, once your certificate for health and medical care goes into force, you are entitled to the medical care, dental care and medications covered by the public healthcare system in Sweden. You will receive a certificate from Försäkringskassan that you must present to the care provider.

 

If you are a business owner, you are usually insured in the country where you operate your business. You must report the same way as an employee before you begin working abroad. If we determine that you are insured in Sweden, we send certificate A1 to you. You present the certificate in the country where you are working so they know you can receive compensation from Försäkringskassan and pay social security contributions in Sweden.

If you operate your business in another country within the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you should also contact the authority in that country to find out what applies to your situation.

Do I have the right to receive medical and dental care in the country where I work?

Yes, you have the right to receive medical and dental care in the country where you work, provided that you have received a certificate for health and medical care from Försäkringskassan, and the country where you work has approved the certificate. The certificate is called the E106 certificate. You apply on My pages (Mina sidor).

Am I entitled to medical and dental care in Sweden if I work abroad?

Yes, once your certificate for health and medical care goes into force, you are entitled to the medical care, dental care and medications covered by the public healthcare system in Sweden. You will receive a certificate from Försäkringskassan that you must present to the care provider.

 

Bear in mind that if you commute between different Nordic countries, you must report this to Försäkringskassan before you begin working abroad. Contact the authority in the country where you work to find out what applies in your situation.

Authorities in the other Nordic countries

Denmark         
“Udbetaling Danmark”

Norway         
“NAV”

Finland         
“Folkpensionsanstalten”     

Iceland         
“Tryggingastofnun”

Care

If you work in another Nordic country but live in Sweden, you are entitled to the medical care, dental care and medications covered by the public healthcare system in Sweden. If you need care in Sweden, you must present your “Certificate on the right to care benefits in Sweden”. You apply for the certificate on My pages (Mina sidor).

Websites about working in another Nordic country and living in Sweden.

There are three information services that can be of help if you are or are considering becoming a cross-border worker in Denmark, Norway or Finland.

Øresunddirekt (Sweden-Denmark)

Øresunddirekt (oresunddirekt.se)

Grensetjänsten (Sweden-Norway)

Grensetjänsten (grensetjansten.com)

Nordkalottens Gränstjänst (Sweden, Finland and Norway)

Gränstjänst (granstjanst.se)

 

Frequently asked questions

If you work remotely, you are considered to be working in the country where you are performing your work tasks. For example, if you work part of your day at home but your regular workplace is in another country, you are deemed to be working in two countries.

Once your certificate for health and medical care has been validated, you are entitled to the care included in the country's public healthcare system. Find out what applies in the country where you work.

You pay the standard patient fee in that country yourself. Find out what applies in the country where you work since the patient fee and how much care is included may differ greatly from that of the Swedish system.

If you have family members who are moving with you but will not be working, they can also be entitled to care benefits both in Sweden and in the country where you work.

If Försäkringskassan determines that you still live in Sweden, you are only entitled to essential health care in the country where you work. To receive essential health care, you present your Swedish European Health Insurance Card.

You obtain your European Health Insurance Card from the country where you are employed.

Yes, your family can receive child allowance from Sweden. Contact the Customer Centre since we need to learn more about your family situation to be able to tell you what applies in your particular situation.

Yes, if you work in Sweden and are a legal guardian of a child in another member state, you may be entitled to child allowance from Sweden. If both parents work in different countries, they are entitled to child allowance from both countries. The country in which the child lives has primary responsibility for paying child allowance for the child. Contact the Customer Centre to learn what applies in your particular case.

This will take some time since we need to contact the authority in the other country to find out what applies in your situation

Försäkringskassan needs

  • the social insurance numbers of you and your family members in the other country
  • address details in the other member state
  • a birth certificate if the child does not have a Swedish personal ID number
  • information on your employment in Sweden. Such information can be in the form of an employment contract and a current payslip.

 

Contact the Central Student Grants Committee (CSN).

Yes, if the other parent works or lives in Sweden and is the legal guardian of the child, you family may be entitled to child allowance from Sweden. If both parents work in different countries, they are entitled to child allowance from both countries. The country in which the child lives has primary responsibility for paying child allowance for the child. Contact the Customer Centre to learn what applies in your particular case.

Yes, if you work in Sweden and are a legal guardian of a child in another member state, you may be entitled to child allowance from Sweden. If both parents work in different countries, they are entitled to child allowance from both countries. The country in which the child lives has primary responsibility for paying child allowance for the child. Contact the Customer Centre to learn what applies in your particular case.

If you work on a seagoing vessel, you are considered to be working in the country under whose flag the ship sails. This means that you are insured in and can receive compensation from that country.

If you live in the country where your employer’s operations are based, you are instead insured in and can receive compensation from the country in which you live, even if the ship sails under the flag of another country.

It does not matter whether you are working as an employee or a business owner on board the ship.

If you work on a plane, you are insured in and can receive compensation from the country in which you are stationed. If you are stationed in Sweden, you can apply using certificate A1 from Försäkringskassan to define which country you are insured in. Apply using this form.

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This will take some time since we need to contact the authority in the other country to find out what applies in your situation 

When you get sick, you should always contact the equivalent of Försäkringskassan in the country where you work. It is the country where you work that decides whether you are entitled to sickness benefit and pays compensation. If you need occupational rehabilitation, the country where you work will contact Försäkringskassan in Sweden. You will be assigned an administrator at Försäkringskassan, who will contact you.

Once your certificate expires, you can apply for a new one. This is done on My pages (Mina sidor).

If you are unable to use My pages (Mina sidor), you can report the information using the form.

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Contact the Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN).

Yes, it is possible to make an exception from the rules if Försäkringskassan reaches an agreement with the foreign authority. You apply for an exception (also known as an exemption or dispensation) with Försäkringskassan.

If you have technical issues

If your e-identification does not work or if you have other technical issues, you can get help on our technical support pages. There, you can get assistance from an administrator directly in a web meeting. You are then connected with the administrator, who can see your screen and help you. Web meetings are available during the Customer Centre’s opening hours.

Technical support

If you have a protected identity

If you have a protected identity, you cannot use all of the e-services found on My pages (Mina sidor). You can instead apply using a paper form.

If you must apply using a paper form

All forms that can be downloaded from the website can be found under Forms and certificates.

Forms and certificates

Yes, once you have received a certificate regarding your right to care from Försäkringskassan and the country where you work has approved the certificate have the right to receive medical care, dental care and medication that is part of the public healthcare system in Sweden. The certificate is called E 106. You apply on My pages (Mina sidor).

If you are unable to use My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form.

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Yes, you have the right to receive medical care in the country where you work, provided that you have received a certificate for health and medical care from Försäkringskassan, and the other country has approved the certificate. The certificate is called E 106. You apply on My pages (Mina sidor).

If you are unable to use My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form:

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