Moving to Sweden

Moving to Sweden

Basic information Sweden

If you are moving to Sweden, it might be useful to know the basic information about the country, which can be found below:

  • Official name: the Kingdom of Sweden
  • Population: 9,760,142 of per 2015
  • Capital City: Stockholm
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
    • King: Carl XVI Gustaf
    • Prime minister: Stefan Löfven
  • Main language: Swedish
  • Major religion: Lutheran Christianity
  • Monetary unit:  Swedish krona (SEK)
  • International dialing code: +46

Are you moving to Sweden? Start by checking out the information below, and filling in the form in order to receive the best  removal quotes.

 

Education

The education system of Sweden is on average compared to the other EU countries and quality has been improved over the last few years. School is compulsory for 10 years for children from the age of 7 years old. The education system is as followed in Sweden:

  • Preschool (from the age of 1 years old to 5 years old)
  • Preschool class (from the age of 6 years)
  • Compulsory school, primary + secondary school (from the age of 7 years old to 16 years old)
  • Upper secondary school (from the age of 16 years old to 19 years old)
  • Higher education (will take up to 2 to 5 years)
  • Postgraduate programs

 

Jobs

The unemployment rate of Sweden was 7% in January 2015. If you come from one of the EU countries, then you will not need a work permit if you want to work in Sweden. However if you are a citizen from one of the countries outside of the EU, then you will need to have a work permit if you want to work Sweden. If you are from Australia, South Korea or New Zealand, then you can apply for a working holiday visa if you are between the age of 18 years old and 30 years old. You must meet the following requirements if you want to apply for a work permit:

  • Have been advertised on the EURES portal for a minimum of 10 days.
  • Offer terms of employment that are at least on the same level as Swedish collective agreements or that is customary in the occupation or industry. Your employer can submit your application to a relevant union to verify this as part of the application process.
  • Pay a monthly pre-tax salary that is at least on the same level as Swedish collective agreements and which pays at least SEK 13,000
  • You must hold a valid passport in your home country

If you are moving to Sweden and want more information about work permit, click on the link below:

http://work.sweden.se/work-permits/citizens-of-non-eu-countries-2/

Moving to Sweden

Bank accounts

To open a bank account in Sweden might be a tricky process. It is possible to open a bank account for expats or foreigners. However you must go in person to the bank and have the following documents:

  • Swedish ID card or valid passport
  • Swedish social security number

However keep in mind that it might not be possible to get a debit card because if you want to have a debit card, you must be able to proof you have a stable income.

 

Visa

If you are moving to Sweden from one of the EU countries, then you will not need a visa to enter Sweden.  However depending on from which country you come from, you might need a visa to enter Sweden. If you are moving to Sweden, and need a visa to enter Sweden, then the following documents are required:

  • A completed and signed application form no. 119031, Application for Schengen Visa.
  • A receipt confirming payment of the application fee.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document.
  • One passport photograph
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of enough money to support yourself during your stay

If you are moving to Sweden and want more information about visas for Sweden, click on the link below:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden/Tourists-visas.html

 

Cost of living

The cost of living in Sweden is on average. In rural areas the cost of living is cheap to average. However the cost of living in the capital city like Stockholm can be quite high. The biggest expensive of living in Sweden is the accommodation. Transportation is also quite expensive in Sweden, whether it is public transportation or using private transportation. However this will depend mostly on your living style.

 

Medical care

The health care system in Sweden is of a high quality. The health care and medical care system of Sweden is well thought and preplanned. No patient has to wait longer than 90 days to see a specialist of wait for an operation. The residences mostly use the public health sector instead of the private sector. If you are from one of the EU or EEA countries, and holding a European health insurance card, then you are able to use the medical services in Sweden. It is compulsory to have a health insurance in Sweden.

 

Driving license

If you are moving to Sweden, then tt is possible for expats to obtain a Swedish driving license. However you must be 18 years or older if you want to obtain a Swedish driving license. Furthermore, if you want to obtain a Swedish driving license, then you will need to pass the theoretical examination and the practical examination. It is also possible to switch your driving license to a Swedish one, however this depends on from which country you come from. If you are from one of the EU or EEA countries then you can use your driving license to drive in Sweden.

 

Tax

The taxation in Sweden depends on how long you will be staying at Sweden. However just like all the other countries, the more you earn the more tax you will need to pay.

 

Moving to Sweden

 

Why Moovmii?

Instead of spending time searching for movers, Moovmii will send your request directly to the international removal companies. You will just have to wait, and get contacted by them, either by phone or by email. And by doing that you can save money, since moving companies will compete for your move! You will be able to choose the right mover for you, depending on its services, and its price. Is this not enough to convince you to use Moovmii and its network of international removal companies when moving to China? Here are some other reasons that will surely convince you:

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  • You get up to 5 quotes, giving you the possibility to choose;
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  • Movers can disassemble and assemble your furniture, pack your belongings, and do all the heavy lifting;
  • Moving companies are specialized in transporting furniture and hefty items around, so they can guarantee you the best protection for your things, whether you are opting for a shipping by land, by air, or by sea;
  • Other services provided are insurance and help in the handling of documents

With Moovmii your international move to Sweden starts in the right way: You will get up to 5 quotes, and be contacted by the best movers around. All without having to spend time, and money. Thanks to Moovmii and its network of international removal companies you can be assured that your international transport will start, and end, with a smile. Moving to Sweden could not be any easier!