Newcomers - Welcome to


In Skellefteå, there’s every opportunity to shape your life just the way you want it. It’s a safe place, appreciated for its versatility, short commuting distances and simple everyday life. At the same time, adventure waits just around the corner.

Our English webpage is under construction. In the meantime we reccomend the Google translate service on our swedish version of the site.


A handy guide for newcomers

Here's a website from the Swedish Government that is a good starting point for people who are about to move to Sweden

How can I register myself to authorities in Sweden? How can I get information about where to live, bank account, drivers license ect? What are my rights? Can I vote?

For those who are planning to move to Sweden there are always many questions to be addressed. We have gathered some sources that provide answers to practical issues here:

Discover Sweden is the official site of Sweden. Here you can discover the facts and stories of our country. External link.

Moving to Sweden

There is many things you need to arrange before you thake the step and move. Here you can find some help about Find a home, daycare and school, and much more...

Plan your move External link.
Residence in Sweden External link.

Work in Sweden

Learn more about the Swedish labour market and how to get a work permit.

Work in Sweden External link.

Study in Sweden

Learn more about study in Sweden at universities and higher education.

Study in Sweden External link.

Education in Swedish for immigrants (SFI) is a course for adult immigrants who want to learn the basics of the Swedish language.

Swedish for immigrants

Healthcare in Sweden

All Swedish residents are entitled to tax-subsidised healthcare, an approach that aims to make healthcare affordable to everyone.

Healthcare in Sweden External link.
Information about healthcare systems External link.
Medical care guide 1177 External link.

Right to vote?

Here you can find information about the Swedish election system, who and when your have the right to vote.

Voting in Swedish elections External link.

Social benefits

The Swedish welfare system is extensive but complex, with different benefits at different times,

Social assitance External link.
Children and families in Sweden External link.

Swedish Citizen

When you have lived in Sweden for several years, you may apply for Swedish citizenship.

Becoming a Swedish Citizen External link.
Moving to someone in Sweden External link.
For EU/EES -Citizens External link.
Protection and asylum in Sweden External link.

Visiting Sweden

If you are visiting Sweden and are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may need a visa.

Visa External link.
Apply for an alien's passport or travel documents External link.

Bank and identity card

Bank cards External link.
Identity card External link.


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20 June 2022

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