Population registration

Every citizen in Sweden has a personal identity number (personnummer), which is used in all official transactions. If you intend to stay one year or more in Sweden, you should apply for a personal identity number at the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). After the application has been treated you will be given a personnummer which consists of ten digits: year, month and date of birth, plus four extra digits, e.g. if you were born on May 25, 1991, it looks as follows: 910525-5445. 

Moving to Sweden

In order to be registered in the Swedish Population Register (folkbokförd) you need to notify the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) that you have moved to Sweden. This can be done by visiting one of the Tax Agency offices. Please see the Move to Sweden service on the link below, before the visit.

Moving to Sweden

Moving from Sweden

It's important to notify the Swedish Tax Agency when you leave Sweden. When you finish your studies and move from Sweden you shall no longer be registered as living in Sweden.

ID card (identity card)

You can apply for an ID card (identity card) at the Swedish Tax Agency. Read the conditions for how to apply on the link below.

Published: Fri 30 Sep 2016. Modified: Fri 03 May 2019