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  1. Good day Karen.
    You have really broken down all it takes to leave easily in Sweden. Thanks and remain blessed.

  2. Hey there! Flying to Sweden for a PhD in April (just waiting for my residence permit to be ready for collection at the Embassy). I wanted to ask if you would have any updated info re: how long personnumers take these days? I have a permanent address already from May onwards, but will be arriving in April, so I was wondering if I should state my April address or the permanent one instead upon applying as soon as I arrive. Hahaha, very specific question, i know, but I just want to be well informed. Thanks and great blog! Mabuhay!

    1. Hi, Carla!
      The decision for personnummer will still vary. From the latest information I got, some people got it within a few days, some got it a few months later.

      You can state your address in April first! In Skatteverket’s online application form Move to Sweden, there will be a section where you can add more information. There you can specify that your address starting May will be different.

      You can also contact Skatteverket via email to give the updated address after your move.

      Hope this helps!

  3. Hi Karen,
    Do you know if I can use credit card to pay the 400SEK application fee for ID Card?
    Can i request to use my partner account to pay for it?

  4. Hello! My boyfriend has been working in Sweden for the last 3 years. He has a personnummer. We are both EU citizens. We’re thinking about getting married and plan to live in Sweden. I don’t have a Swedish personal number, but i want to apply for it.
    Do you know if we need to have at least 1 year of marriage to obtain personnummer?

    1. Hi Andrea,

      You don’t need to be married for at least a year to get a personnummer. You should be able to apply for it once you have the visa/residence permit card that is valid for at least 1 year.

  5. Hi Karen,

    I’m really happy to find this article, very informative and useful.
    I have a question, what if I buy a property in Sweden, the personnummer and the ID card will automatically be given after you paid the property, or do you have to register and etc.. the whole process just like you mentioned above? Maybe it’s a silly question, but I’m just wondering about it because I’m planning to buy a house in the countryside up in the north. Thank you in advance! 🙂

  6. Good morning kvinna…
    How are you doing..
    I was married in Sweden
    10 year’s ago
    Sweden don’t give
    me visa or passport
    to stay in Sweden
    Imgration send me to Egypt
    I want come back to Sweden
    I don’t have any ducoment
    Can you help me to
    give any ducoment
    to travel to Sweden
    Thanks you ?
    Have a great day

  7. Hi Karen!
    Thanks a lot for your informative post.
    I’m curious to know if your husband was able to get Swedish personal number though his permit was less than a year. I’m having similar situation with my family members, their permits are less than a year while they are willing to stay in the country as long as I’m staying (I do have personal number).
    Much appreciating your response.
    Kind regards,

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