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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 inte ändras vid t.ex. flyttning från eller till Sverige. My (unprofessional, but I'm a native Swedish speaker) translation: Personal numbers are assigned ...


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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 resident of Canada you pay Canadian income tax on Canadian source income (probably none, as you don't have Canadian income yet) For the part of the tax year ...


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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. We just went to Skatteverket in person with all our IDs and passports with us, and she had her personnummer "reactivated" as now living permanently in Sweden ...


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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 benefits covering loss of income. The system covers everyone who is resident or working in Sweden. A person who has his or her real domicile in Sweden is ...


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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 your employer. One company that does long haul shipping (and which I've used in the past, with satisfaction) is http://www.go2uti.com. If you just want to move ...


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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 right to live there - although in some countries they may have to report their presence upon arrival. After 3 months in your host country, your non-EU ...


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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 probably do so for you. In my case, I was able to acquire a personnummer smoothly with only my Finnish passport thanks to the Inter-Nordic agreement. If you ...


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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 from anywhere. Otherwise, it can only be done on paper.


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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 unresolved cases are related to the structural problem of rights linked to obtaining a personal identification number


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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 after that (days to weeks) you'll get your id number and card, only than you can go to Försäkringskassan and register there. Once this registration is approved (...


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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 in some country, either Russia or Sweden. As pointed out, it is hard to track, but "Skatteverket" might be curious about where money on your Swedish bank ...


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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-resident of Canada for tax purposes throughout any period in which you do not have significant residential ties (see the definition in the following section) in ...


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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 countries (or elsewhere). Citizenship is not required. Of course, there may be some racial discrimination in practice but it's possible to file a complaint. For ...


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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 apply for a new visa from a Swedish embassy or consulate. Show them your slip from the Migration Agency that you are waiting for a residence card, and they ...


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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 this person likely to leave the country at the end of the trip, or do they have any reason to overstay". By applying for a residence permit you have told Sweden ...


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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, you risk a fine (on the order of €500 in the countries I know). Depending on the country, you have between a few days and a few months to do this but you never ...


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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 account without difficultly. I opened a private account with a Maestro card without the ability to buy things online (card fee of 15kr per month). They looked ...


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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 Blue Card is still valid. But you won't be able to stay in any other EU country until 1.10.2016.


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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 or personal contact, your best bet would probably be to use an online service like bostad direkt. Click the UK flag to get the basics in English. There are ...


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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 directly applicable to changing foreign addresses.


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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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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 between 100-300 SEK. You pay either with a credit/debit card, cash, or they send you a bill. There is also a cap at 1800 SEK for the maximum amount you pay for ...


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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 "Becoming a Swedish Citizen" Section on the Migrationsverket web site, If you have travelled abroad on, for example, short trips or holidays, this is of no ...


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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, unless she has a national visa. There are parts of Europe outside Schengen, but Portugal is inside. The UK is outside Schengen, and so are Ireland and much of the ...


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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 insurance. My guess would be however, that the fees are intended to be affordable to all Swedish people so therefore, pretty cheap.


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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 dealing with you if your name on the green card doesn't match the name on the ticket.


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I don't have any particular counter-example to offer and I do know (pairs of) countries where it works more-or-less as you describe (i.e. only declare income for the part of the year you were resident) but you can't assume it's always like that. Even merely keeping a bank account open could create obligations (at least to continue making a declaration, not ...


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I think there are two different issues at play here: What (if any) taxes do you have to pay at source? What (if any) taxes do you have to pay at the end of the year via a tax return? From the example in your question, if you're living and working and employed in Sweden in January and February, you'll be having tax deducted at source by your Swedish ...


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I can highly recommend looking at Solna, it's a great neighborhood which is very near to downtown and quick to commute. It's very green and has nice restaurants and shops. Apartment prices in Solna are also not nearly as inflated as other parts of town. Realistically, as an expat you'll have a very difficult time finding a rental apartment in Stockholm, so ...


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TLDR; Your most recent Swedish address. I sent an email to Försäkringskassan regarding the address in Sweden on form FK5459, and this was their response: Utdelningsadress i Sverige är din senaste (folkbokförings-)adress i Sverige. /.../ Din nationalitet spelar ingen roll. My translation: Your Swedish Utdelningsaddress is your most recent (...


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