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Proof of insurance in Sweden to end German health insurance membership

I moved from Germany to Sweden. I have received my personal identification number and registered at försäkringskassan. But I am still waiting (since June) for the EU-kort. Maybe there is a problem with the registration. Since the German health insurance won't let me resign, unless they get proof that I am covered by health insurance in Sweden.
Where can I get this kind of document?
The German health insurance suggested to go to a doctor, who can write a proved document. Is this possible?
Thank you for your help!

Kind regards,
Martha Grabe


  • Hello Martha,

    If you are registered at Försäkringskassan, the usual waiting time for EU card is 10 working days. However, if you have sent the form 5456 for the registration and applied for the EU-card with the form, your case might still be under investigation. The registration process can take between three to six months and as soon as your registration is approved, we are going to send the EU card to your home address.

    Please be advised that health insurance and social insurance are two separate systems in Sweden. Försäkringskassan is the agency that is responsible from the social insurance and cannot answer to questions regarding the health insurance.

    Having a personal identification number (personnummer) means that, you are registered in Sweden as resident. 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 the German health insurance suggested you to go to a doctor, you should contact your health care provider. You can find further information regarding health care services here.

    On the other hand, if the German Health Insurance Agency needs a proof that you are covered by social insurance in Sweden, then you can contact our Customer Centre for private individuals on the telephone number 0771-524 524 (and press 8 to get connected to the English line) in order to ask for this certificate and get further information about the status of your case. You can also book phone call in German here.

    Best regards,

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