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Parental leave after giving birth abroad

Hi,
I am considering the option of giving birth abroad in another EU country, as my partner is still currently working there and, as I live in a relatively isolated place in Sweden, my nearest hospital is 120km away.
I'm entitled to full parental leave in Sweden, and we intend to bring the child up here.
I was now wondering what effects a birth abroad would have on my parental leave (and benefits) as the child wouldn't automatically be registered here.
Is there a certain limit of time after the due date, that one can receive parental leave before the child needs to be registered?
Would it be for instance ok, to return to Sweden to register a 6-week old baby with Skatteverket and still be covered by parental leave for these 6 weeks (as well as the time Skatteverket takes to register the baby)?
Or would it even be sufficient to send in a birth certificate from the other country for parental leave entitlement?
I'm mostly worried about having a legitimate reason of leave from work.
Many thanks in advance.
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  • Hello,

    As long as you are covered by the social insurance when you apply for parental benefit, you have the right for it even if your child has not yet received its personal number. As soon as Försäkringskassan recognizes that the due date has passed and we still do not have personal number, the payment may stop until we receive child´s personal number from Skatteverket. On Skatteverkets website here, you will find more information about how to register a child that was born abroad.

    Please call our customer support on: 0771 524 524 to receive information about parental benefit in your specific case since on a public forum, we can only give answers to general questions.

    Best regards,
    Aleksandra Administrator
  • Hello,

    I have a similar concern

    My wife and I had a baby last week in the United States. We are both registered in Sweden as residents, we both have personal numbers. We will stay in the U.S. until February, and I am taking these days off from my work in Sweden as parental leave.

    My question is how can I register my new born child in Swedish system, and how can I add the parental leave times officially? Do I need babys personal number to register to the parnetal leave?

    Skatteverket told me that I have to apply for registration of the baby in person when we get back to Sweden, which is in February.

    Is it too late then to register the parental leave?

    Please help. Thank you
    Berk
  • Hello,

    You are entitled to parental benefit if you are registered at Försäkringskassan and socially covered in Sweden.

    Your new born baby needs to be registered at Skatteverket in order to receive personal number and to apply for parental benefit however you might be able to apply for parental leave before your baby receives personal number, if we have received maternity certificate or if you can send us birth certificate. In order to do so you can call our customer center for private individuals.
    It is also possible to apply for parental benefit retroactively 90 days back in time.

    In this forum we can only give general answers, but your situation may depend on several factors. Call us on 0771-524 524 for information about your specific case.

    Best regards
    Mathiewos
  • Hello,
    I called the number, they told me the same like the baby has to be registered in skatteverket first. But they did not approve applying for parental leave just by sending a birth certificate, before actual registration.
    You said it might be possible.
    Can you tell me how, please?
    Thanks
    Berk
  • Hello,

    When you call our Customer Service, you can ask them to send you the application for parental benefit and you can fill out the form and send it to us together with the birth certificate. A case officer will then look at your case and decide if we can pay for those days before the child gets a personal number.

    If you apply for parental benefit later on in February, it is possible to apply for parental benefit retroactively 90 days back in time.

    It is important to underline that this is a public forum, and we can only give general answers to questions

    Best regards

    Mathiewos
  • Thanks for your answers above. Could you please additionally clarify what the 90 days are? are they calendar days? or days taken as parental leave, for instance all work days?
    are the 90 days always counted backwards from the time of application (for instance when the personal number is supplied)? even if parental benefits have been paid previously for the same child?
    thanks a lot in advance!
    lene
  • Hello,

    If you wish to apply for parental leave, it is possible to apply for it 90 days retroactively from the day that you are submitting your application, if you were and socially covered in Sweden during that period. You can apply for parental leave 7 days in a week that means you can even apply for Saturdays and Sundays.

    In this forum we can only give general answers, but your situation may depend on several factors. Call us on 0771-524 524 for information about your specific case.

    Best regards
    Mathiewos
  • thanks a lot for your quick reply. can you please still clarify if it's 90 calendar days or 90 parental leave days?
    thanks again!
    lene

  • Hello!

    You can only receive parental benefit for no more than 90 calendar days back in time from the application date.

    In this forum we can only give general answers, but your situation may depend on several factors. Call us on 0771-524 524 for information about your specific case.

    Best regards
    Abdirashid
  • I have a similar situation but not inside of EU country.
    In that case, should I get personal number for my baby first to use parental benefit?
    Thanks in advance.
    HS
  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post. Yes, you will able to receive parental benefit from the day that the child is residence of Sweden. This means that we cannot pay parental benefit to you after the birth of the child until you move back to Sweden with him/her, and s/he becomes registered in the population registry at Skatteverket (the tax authority).

    Best regards,
    Özge Administrative officer
  • Hi, I'm in the same situation. When baby is born abroad it is possible to get a Samordningsnummer (coordination number) for her/him.
    Do you accept the Samordningsnummer for receiving parental benefits?

    Thanks

    Sarah
  • Hi, I'm in the same situation. When baby is born abroad it is possible to get a Samordningsnummer (coordination number) for her/him.
    Do you accept the Samordningsnummer for receiving parental benefits?

    Thanks
    Sarah
  • Hello,

     Inorder to be entitled parental benefit you need to be covered by the Swedish social Insurance. If your child is born and living in a EU country you  can apply for  parental benefit before your Child has received it's personal number/ coordination number. For questions regarding coordination number please Contact the Swedish tax authority.

    In this forum we can only give general answers, but your situation may depend on several factors. Call us on 0771-524 524 for information about your specific case.

    Best regards
    Ahmed
  • Dears,

    Sorry to send the message here. I know I should contact 0771-524 524 for information about my specific case, however my Swedish is very limited and I could not understand the right option to choose.

    My baby will be born outside of Sweden/outside of EU. However, both me and my husband have the permanent residence in Sweden. I plan to travel back to Sweden with my baby when she is 2 months old.

    My questions are:
    - Will I be entitled of full parental leave rights?
    - Can I registered my baby in Sweden from outside?

    Thanks a lot.
    /Gabriela

    Gabriela
  • Hello!

    Please read the information in this link

    The Swedish Social Insurance Agency has limited abilities to answer questions relating to individual cases on this forum. We therefore ask you to contact our customer center if you have questions relating to your specific case by calling telephone number 0771 524524 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,
    Luna
  • Hi,
    I have seen in portal that we will be getting 80% of income if we work for 240 Consecutive days before baby is born
    My question is I have stayed in Sweden for 600Days from 2014 o 2015 and from 2016 to 2018 I was out of sweden and we came back to sweden and I have 180Days of work before baby is born.Can I get 80% of income by considering my previous stay here

    Thanks and Regards
    Rao
    rao
  • Hello,

    On this forum we can only answer general questions. To help you in your specific situation please call our customer service, your situation may depend on several factors like investigation your sickness benefit qualifying income (SGI). Call us on 0771-524 524 for more information about your specific case.

    Regards
    Mahdi

    Mahdi
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