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Does a Swedish personal number expire?

I did a quick search on Skatteverket's site, and found this: Personnumret får man av Skatteverket. Den som en gång fått ett personnummer behåller samma nummer livet ut. Det innebär att personnumret ...
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Are personal income taxes paid for income for a full year, even when moving from Sweden to Canada mid-year, for a Dutch citizen?

The Canada Revenue Agency has a specific page for newcomers. In short: You become a tax resident of Canada on the day you arrive and intend to settle For the part of the tax year that you were NOT a ...
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Does a Swedish personal number expire?

It seems that it remains valid for the rest of your life. I found this forum discussion, where several people confirm this: My wife had lived in the States for 15 years when we moved back to Sweden....
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Moving to Sweden – social security for my wife?

Everyone who works or lives in Sweden is entitled to social security. The social security system comprises residence-based insurance providing minimum guaranteed benefits and earnings-related ...
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How to take my belongings when moving to a new country?

Long haul shipping, if you want to move your household items. This tends to be either slow and not very cheap, or reasonably fast and quite expensive. Typically, these services would be paid for by ...
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Situation where EU freedom of movement is restricted by a combination of government red tape and corporate policy

Yes, it's a problem and the EU is aware of it, e.g. through requests submitted to Solvit, where Sweden has one of the worst resolution rates. The EU internal market scoreboard notes that Most ...
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Can one stay in Sweden while an application for residency under EU freedom of movement law is processing?

On http://europa.eu it says; During their first 3 months in your host country, your family members who are not EU nationals cannot be required to apply for a residence card confirming their ...
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Acquiring Health Insurance (Moving to Sweden, living in US, dual citizen of US and Finland)

An updated answer for future readers: Private individuals cannot seek insurance through Kammarkollegiet, it seems. Organizations such as universities can, and if you are a tuition-paying student will ...
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How to change Address in Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)?

It can be done online if you use e-legitimation. This is provided through banks, so as long as you have a bank-account and an operating system supported by your banks e-legitimation, you can do it ...
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Sweden: tax on sale of property?

You will pay 30% tax on 22/30 of the profit, so in practice 22% tax on the profit. No profit means no tax. Cooperative flats are more than 99% of the market. More info about tax on cooperative flats ...
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Moving to Sweden – social security for my wife?

You both need to register at the skatteverket (tax office) first and get your personnummer (personal id number), since you both have a valid visa then this is more of a technical step. Some time ...
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Tax for income from outside of country in Sweden

1) No, you do not need to pay taxes for money your parents send to you; they have already been taxed. It is not counted as income, as you do not perform any work to get this. 2) This should be taxed ...
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Are personal income taxes paid for income for a full year, even when moving from Sweden to Canada mid-year, for a Dutch citizen?

Tl;dr answer: It's complicated; call the Canada Revenue Agency. According to the CRA's General Income Tax and Benefit Guide for Non-Residents and Deemed Residents of Canada - 2013: You are a non-...
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What are the requirements for an expat to rent a place in Sweden?

Paperwork and deposits for apartments are reasonably similar to what's required in the US though the standards seem to favor renters. I don't know if it's more or less similar in other European ...
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Can I travel while waiting for my Swedish residence card?

I have been in this exact situation, I am an EU national living in Sweden with my non-EU wife. Some things to consider. You can leave Sweden, and if you need to go back the best way to do it is to ...
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Swedish Residence Permit

Your embassy understood the question. When you apply for a short term visa (or the effective equivalent on entry to a country), one of the most important questions the official has to answer is "Is ...
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EU citizen moving to Sweden- declaration?

Summary: As EU citizen, you don't need to worry about getting a permit or facing serious consequences like detention or removal but you might indeed have to complete some formalities. If you don't, ...
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How do I get a bank account without a person number?

Go to SEB Today's walking adventure: Went to SEB (in Tegnérgatan), told I couldn't open an account. Handelsbanken, ditto. Same again at Nordea. Turned up at the Odenplan branch of SEB and opened an ...
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German Blue Card - working for a project in Sweden

You will have to stay and work in Germany for atleast 18 months after the date you received your Blue Card before you can live and work in any other EU country. You won't need a visa as long as the ...
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How do you find an apartment/property for rent in a major Swedish city?

Yes, some people seem to wait a very long time to get an apartment inside Stockholm but it's easier to find something a bit outside the prime areas. Unless you can get something through an employer ...
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As a non-citizen former resident of Sweden, how do I inform authorities of my new address?

Maybe not an exact match but the most reasonable form seems to be: SKV 7842 Anmälan - Ny adress/röstlängd för utvandrad This form seems to be intended primarily for Swedish citizens but it is ...
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Does a Swedish personal number expire?

I'm pretty certain it is yours for life. My mother left sweden to live in UK 40 years ago, and she occasionally returns and can still use it for opening bank accounts etc.
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How does the Swedish healthcare system work for non-EU citizens?

The patient fee varies depending on if you visit a primary health care provider or an emergency room, and can also vary between different parts of Sweden. The fees are very low though; usually vary ...
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To what CEFR does SFI correspond?

According to The Swedish Teacher, SFI course A corresponds to CEFR level A1, SFI course B corresponds to CEFR level A1/A2, SFI course C corresponds to CEFR level A2/A2 +, SFI course D corresponds to ...
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Living in Sweden while working in Norway, Norwegian government won't give me an S1 form

However, it looks like this issue needs to be resolved before she can even get legal residency in Sweden. This turned out to be incorrect. Even if Skatteverket had refused to register her, her stay ...
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Swedish citizenship application - what happens if you stayed in another Nordic country ”in between”?

You didn't say what country you're currently a citizen of, and the rules for citizens of Nordic countries, EU/EEA countries, and other countries are all a little different. But according to the "...
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Country-hopping to stay longer in EU?

You would have to look at a second country outside the Schengen area, or have her apply for a national long-stay visa for Portugal or Sweden. The 90/180 rule applies to the entire Schengen area, ...
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Getting a phone number in Sweden without having a personnummer

The major carriers are: Telia Telenor Tre (3) Tele2/Comviq While in Sweden you can get a prepaid SIM from any of them (except Tele2 but including Comviq) at for example Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven but I'...
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How does the Swedish healthcare system work for non-EU citizens?

As a visitor I went to emergency care in a hospital in Sweden. They simply came to me with some paperwork and I paid with a debit card. Ask your university if it is recommended to buy supplemental ...
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A different name on Green Card and foreign passport - is this a problem during exit or re-entry while living in USA?

You're not even required to have a passport to enter the US with your green card. While I'm sure some DHS officials won't know what to do - it is technically legal. However airlines may have troubles ...
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