Relevant Information for Working in Sweden
There are a number of requirements that need to be met before coming to work in Sweden. As some of these procedures can take some time to complete, it is strongly recommended that this be investigated and the various processes started as early as possible before arriving in Sweden.
Mandatory Registration with Swedish Authorities*
*Note: There are a number of requirements that need to be met prior to arriving to work in Sweden. As some of these procedures can take some time to complete, it is strongly recommended that this be investigated and the various processes started as early as possible before arriving in Sweden.
Note: the Swedish Social Security Office is Försäkringskassan (www.forsakringskassan.se)
An individual may only belong to a social security system in one country. Normally a person belongs to the social security system in the country where he/she works. If the individual is working for less than one year in Sweden he/she should normally remain covered by the social security system in the country where he/she is employed.
New Tax Rules as of 1 January 2021
From 1 January 2021, new rules apply for remuneration for work in Sweden. This affects both those employed by a foreign employer and those running a company in Sweden.
Details of the changes can be found in the two PDF downolads below - one in English, and one in Swedish.
Depending on the length of the work in Sweden, it may be possible for citizens of any of the EU/EEC or Switzerland to remain covered by the social security system in the home country during the posting to Sweden.
The rules are outlined in EC Regulation 883/2004 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:02004R0883-20140101&from=SV.
It is necessary for the employer and the employee to apply for a certificate of coverage (called A1) with the local authority. https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/social-security-forms/index_en.htm.
Citizens of any of the EU/EEC countries or Switzerland should register for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in their home country before coming to Sweden.
For all those non-EU/EEC, the work and residence permit require Health, Life, Occupational injury, and Pension insurance as part of the demands on the employer within the application process.
Your employer will need to arrange personal comprehensive insurance for you in advance, and the original certificate, or written confirmation of cover, should be brought with you to Sweden.
Emergency Services Number in Sweden: 112
For non-emergency medical advice: 1177
Information about health care in Sweden for foreign citizens is available (in English): https://www.skane.se/en/Health-care/rules-and-rights-in-health-care/health-care-in-sweden-for-foreign-citizens/
Additional information on various health care topics is available (in English): https://www.1177.se/Skane/Other-languages/Engelska/?ar=True
The public dental service (Folktandvården) is found throughout Sweden, as are private dentists. Find your local clinic via www.folktandvarden.se
Information regarding pharmacies (Apotek): https://apoteksinfo.nu/kommun/lund