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I wish to come to Sweden to live and work, where do I start when I get there?
if you plan on moving to Sweden to stay and work here for a longer period, then you should start with registering at the Tax Agency (Skatteverket). The Tax Agency could provide you with a Swedish personal number. Once you receive the Swedish personal number (personnummer), you will be covered by the Swedish health insurance. More information available in English can be found on the Tax Agency website here .
Also, if you wish to read about health care in Sweden, more information in English is available here .
If you come from country outside of the EU, you should also contact the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) about residence and/or work permit. More information is available here.
After you have personal number and residence permit (permit is required only if you come from country outside of the EU), you can register at Försäkringskassan. It is not required to register with us if you do not need any benefit. However, if you are in need of benefits from Försäkringskassan, certificates for health insurance abroad, the EU card or dental services you need to be registered at Försäkringskassan.
If you would like to register in Försäkringskassan you have to fill out the registration form 5456 and send it to us with the relevant attachments. The required attachments are listed at the end of the form.
The form is available on our website and you can find it in English by searching for "5456" on the English-language version of the website. You can also fill it in online with BankID, on the Swedish-language website.
If you would like to know more about Försäkringskassan and about our role, more information is available here .