Work, study or live in Sweden for EU/EEA citizens
As an EU/EEA citizen you have the right to work, study or live in Sweden without a residence permit. You also have the right to start and operate a private business. The right of EU/EEA citizens to stay in Sweden without a residence permit is called right of residence. You have right of residence if you are employed, self-employed, a student or have sufficient means to support yourself. If you have right of residence in Sweden you do not need to contact the Swedish Migration Agency.
When entering Sweden, you need a valid passport or ID card showing your citizenship.
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland may live in Sweden without obtaining a residence permit. You only have to register with the Swedish Tax Agency.
- You are a family member of a Swedish citizen.
- The Swedish citizen has been residing in another EU/EEA country with a right of residence for at least three months.
- You have lived together in the other EU/EEA country immediately before you move to Sweden.
In cases were a Swedish citizen has used their free movement in the United Kingdom before 31 December 2020 and returned to Sweden, the Swedish citizen can be counted as an EU/EEA citizen, desprite the fact that the United Kingdom no longer is in the EU.
If you have lived in an EU country but are not an EU citizen you may under some circumstances be granted status as a long-term resident of that country. You will then have rights similar to those of EU citizens.