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When leaving KTH & Sweden

As when arriving to Sweden, there are a number of things you need to remember when leaving – these are just the main ones related to working with us.

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Remember to contact the tax office

If you leave Sweden in order to live abroad for at least one year, then you are to notify the Tax Office  at least one week before departure. You can do it by bank ID, or send in a form:

Notification, moving abroad (form)

Be sure to contact your gym, phone company, internet company, etc, well before your departure. Many of these companies require three months' notice in order to cancel service, without extra fees.

Your bank

Close your bank account after leaving, so that there are no problems for KTH when we pay out the last salary. You may want to speak to your bank before leaving, in order to prepare how you will close your bank account once you are not in Sweden anymore.

Your accounts and invoices

Make sure you settle your accounts and shut down your mobile phone account, internet, electric account, etc. when leaving. If you don't pay your last invoices, you run the risk of the debts getting sent to collection agency, which can be very expensive. If you have any intension of returning to Sweden in the future, you need to make sure these are paid before you depart.

Försäkringskassan-Social Insurance Agency

Försäkringskassan , especially if you are receiving child or housing benefits.

Pension in Sweden

If you have been employed in Sweden and have earned a pension, no matter how small, make sure you contact the Swedish Pension Agency when you turn 65 or retire.

Swedish Pension Agency

Read more and participate in SPV's recorded web seminar about pensions in Sweden.

SPV-Occupational pension

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Last changed: Jun 16, 2021