Information for persons arriving in Sweden with a residence permit
Do not forget to save your residence permit decision. It will be useful when contacting various national authorities and organisations.
To register as living in Sweden and obtain a Swedish personal identity number, contact the Swedish Tax Agency, Skatteverket.
To be registered in the social insurance system, contact the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Försäkringskassan.
Some municipalities have municipal housing agencies where you can look for accommodation. The municipality can also give you advice on private landlords.
The municipality in which you live will offer child care and schooling for children.
If you have come to Sweden as a refugee, you may able to apply for a loan to equip your home. www.csn.se/hemutrustningslan
For questions about health care, contact the region where you live. Find healthcare in the whole of the country on 1177 Healthcare Service Guide.
For questions about learning Swedish for Immigrants (SFI), contact the municipality you live in. See also the website of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.
If you are looking for a job you can register with the Swedish Public Employment Service, Arbetsförmedlingen.
The Swedish Pensions Agency has information in Swedish about income support for the elderly for those who come to Sweden late in life and have a low or no pension.
For information about studying at colleges or universities, see Universityadmissions.se or studera.nu.
For questions about student loans and grants, contact CSN.
For questions concerning driving licenses, visit the Swedish Transport Agency.
For questions about the right to vote, contact the Election Authority, Valmyndigheten.
Information from the Swedish National Agency for Education about the Swedish education system can be found at Skolverket.
Information about society in Sweden can be found in a number of languages at informationsverige.se.
For more information on society in Sweden visit the website of the Swedish Institute.
Hej hej Sverige! has simple and inspiring films about how Sweden works.
On the page Learn Swedísh on www.informationsverige.se, you will find links to several programmes for learning Swedish on your own.
The information service at the Swedish Consumer Agency can answer your questions about buying goods and services and about contract terms and conditions.