One of the first things you will have to do after arriving in Sweden is to register with a few government authorities.
Register with authorities
Finding a place to call home is an important part of settling into a new country. Here you will find information on the various forms of housing and where to start your search. Keep in mind that the rental market, particularly in central Gothenburg, can be very competitive.
Find a home
Swedes are renowned for their strong English language skills, and you can get by only knowing English. At the same time, learning Swedish will greatly improve your career prospects and help you get more out of life in Sweden.
Start learning Swedish
Mobile phones and internet are often among the first things to arrange when moving to a new country.
Mobile phones, internet and TV
Unless your stay in Sweden is only going to be short, you should open a Swedish bank account. It will save you money on international fees and allow you to receive pay from a Swedish employer.
Set up a Swedish bank account
If you have children, finding a good preschool or school will be a priority. Here you will find information on the Swedish school system and some of the schooling options on offer in the Gothenburg region and West Sweden.
Preschools and schools
Whether it’s for you, your income or your belongings, insurance is something you should consider when setting up in Sweden. Here you will find useful links and information on some of the various types of insurance.