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Live in Sweden work remotely for UK company - social services entitlement

Hi there,
I want to move to Sweden with my family but keep my job in the UK because I can do it all remotely - maybe occasionally travel for a meeting. I know I can apply for a tax relief (so that I'm not taxed by both countries) if I let HMRC know that I am no longer a UK resident, is that enough? Work will be effectively performed in Sweden so will I - and my family - be insured and entitled to social services, healthcare, parental leave etc? How do I report my earnings and pay correct taxes all by myself?
Thank you,


  • Hello!

    Thank you for your post.

    Please be advised that health insurance and social insurance are two separate systems in Sweden. Försäkringskassan is the agency that is responsible for the social insurance.

    In order for you to be registered as a resident in Sweden, you will need to have a personal identification number (personnummer). By this registration (folkbokföring), you are covered by the health insurance in Sweden and entitled to medical care under the same terms as others who live in Sweden. If you have any questions concerning medical care and dental care in Sweden, please contact Landstinget (Region) and questions concerning personal number and taxes, please contact  Skatteverket.

    Generally you are socially insured in the country you work in and be able to receive work based benefits from the UK in your case. However if you live in Sweden you can apply to be socially insured for the settlement based benefits.

    We need to first investigate if you will be covered by the social insurance in Sweden and have right to get benefits such as child allowance.

    After you receive the personnummer, you and your family need to fill in the form 5456 and send in them to Försäkringskassan with the relevant documents that is listed on the last page.

    In need of more information about social Insurance you can call on 0771 524 524 and press 8 to get connected to the English line.

    Our telephone lines are open the following hours:

    Monday – Friday 8.00am — 4.00 pm

    Best regards,

    Helen Administrative officer

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