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Civic registration

If you are here for a year or more, the first step is to register at the Tax office as soon as you arrive at KTH.

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Population Registration

Personal Identity Number (personnummer)

If you are planning to stay in Sweden for a year or more, you and all your accompanying family members will need to visit Statens Servicecenter in person once you arrive in Sweden, in order to register for a ten-digit Swedish personal identity number (personnummer). Find out what you need to bring and fill in the form below before your visit.

Find out what you need to bring to Statens Servicecenter

Prepare the form Moving to Sweden before seeing the Statens Servicecenter

How to find Statens Servicecenter

Swedish ID card

Once you have your personal number, you will need to apply for an ID card. You may need the ID card to open a bank account, among other things. You must book an appointment beforehand and apply in person, at Statens Servicecenter.

The Tax Agency's ID card application conditions

Book an appointment for an ID card at Statens Servicecenter

Visa/Residence Permit for EU/EEA Citizens

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you and your family members do not need a Visa nor a Residence Permit, just make sure you have current passports. You will need to visit Statens Servicecenter once you arrive, in order to apply for a personnummer, as above. Make sure you are traveling to Sweden with your blue EU health card, regardless of how long you plan to stay in Sweden. You will need to get this card in the EU country you are currently residing in, and it should be valid for one year, from your arrival in Sweden.