The Swedish Migra­tion Agency will request coor­di­na­tion numbers

The Swedish Migration Agency is now beginning to request coordination numbers for people who have received a decision on protection under the Temporary Protection Directive.

A coordination number is a personal identity number that makes it easier when, for example, you have contact with authorities, sign an employment contract or open a bank account.

In the past, people had to themselves apply for a coordination number from the Swedish Tax Agency, but now the Swedish Migration Agency can request coordination numbers for people who have received a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive.

We will request a coordination number for you if you have

  • received a decision on a residence permit with protection under the Temporary Protection Directive
  • presented identity documents (such as a national passport, an alien’s passport, a travel document or a Ukrainian domestic passport) in connection with your application
  • been fingerprinted and photographed for your residence permit card
  • an address where you live that is not very short term.

From now on, the Swedish Migration Agency will request coordination numbers for people who meet these requirements within one month of deciding on a residence permit or taking fingerprints for the residence permit card. In the summer and autumn, we will also request coordination numbers for those who have already received a residence permit and presented identity documents in connection with their application, and who have not already applied for a coordination number themselves.

The Swedish Tax Agency will decide if you should receive a coordination number and send it to you. In order for the Swedish Tax Agency to be able to send you the coordination number by letter, we give them the address that you have given us.

Impor­tant infor­ma­tion on iden­tity docu­ments

The Swedish Migration Agency will only request coordination numbers for people who have presented identity documents in connection with their application. This means that anyone who has received a residence permit without presenting identity documents, such as children or other people who do not have identity documents, will not receive a coordination number through the Swedish Migration Agency. If you or your child did not have identity documents when you applied for a residence permit, but later acquired new identity documents, you must apply for a coordination number from the Swedish Tax Agency yourself.

Read the Swedish Tax Agency’s information on coordination numbers External link, opens in new window.