Civil registration

Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries | Sweden

If you move to Sweden and intend to live here for a year or more, you should normally register as a resident at the nearest office of the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). Once you do so, you will receive a unique 10-digit personal identification number (personnummer). You will be able to use this number to simplify a whole range of transactions in the Swedish society, such as acquiring an identity card, opening a bank account and visiting a doctor. You can find more information in both Swedish and English at


Webinars from the Tax Agency during Spring semester 2021

The Swedish Tax Agency now offers online seminars designed for you who are planning to move to Sweden to study or work at a Swedish university. Read more in our News section