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Work outside of the EU/EEA or Switzerland

Here, you can read about what applies if you will be working in a country outside of the EU/EEA or Switzerland.

Should I report to Försäkringskassan that I am working abroad?

Yes, you must report to Försäkringskassan if you start working in a different country since this could affect your right to be insured in Sweden. Once you have reported that you are working abroad, we will help to ensure you receive the right compensation and are not obliged to pay back any money later. You report this on My pages (Mina sidor).

You must report using form 6220 if you are being posted or will be working in multiple countries and need a certificate.

6220 Begäran om intyg A1/E101 eller konventionsintyg

You must also contact the Swedish Tax Agency and notify them that you are moving.

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 if you get sick, for example.

Insured in Sweden

If you are working outside of the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you are usually not eligible to be insured in Sweden and receive compensation from Försäkringskassan. However if you are still considered a resident in Sweden during your stay abroad, you may be eligible for certain benefits that are based on where you live.

If you are posted by an employer in Sweden and will be working abroad for maximum one year, you are usually insured in Sweden. If you are a government employee or aid worker posted abroad, you are usually insured in Sweden no matter how long you work abroad.

If you are posted by an employer for more than one year and are not a government employee or aid worker, you are usually not insured in Sweden, regardless of how long you are working abroad.

Sweden has social security agreements with a number of countries. The rules laid out in the agreement differ from country to country. The agreement can cover different things, like pension benefits, right to medical care, child allowance, parental benefit or sickness benefit. Contact the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 so we can help you find out what applies in your particular situation.

Sweden has agreements with the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Chile
  • India
  • Israel
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Morocco
  • Quebec
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Turkey
  • USA.

Frequently asked questions

If you have a sole proprietorship, limited partnership or partnership and want to operate your business in any of the countries with which Sweden has social security agreement, contact Försäkringskassan at 0771-524 524 to find out what applies.

If you have a company and want to operate your business in a country with which Sweden does not have a social security agreement,, you can continue being insured for work in Sweden. This applies if your company has a permanent place of business here. Your company has a permanent place of business in Sweden if it conducts business activities in whole or in part from a permanent location here. To continue to be insured in Sweden, the work abroad must have a connection to the work at the permanent place of business in Sweden.

If you have a limited company, you are considered an employee in your company and the rules for posting employees apply to you.

If you are a dispatched worker who is employed by a Swedish religious community, a body affiliated with such a community or a Swedish volunteer aid organisation, both you and your family members can continue to be insured in Sweden and receive compensation from Försäkringskassan.

You can continue being insured in Sweden if

  • the organisation fulfils the set requirements
  • the stay abroad is expected to last no more than five years
  • you lived in Sweden before being dispatched
  • you are being dispatched to a country outside of the EU/EEA or Switzerland.

Special rules apply if you have been dispatched as an aid worker by a Swedish religious community or another non-profit organisation. Call Försäkringskassan at 0771-524 524 to learn what applies in your situation.