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Before arrival

There are a number of administrative tasks you must complete before arriving in Sweden, and some important documents you must remember to bring with you.

Follow our pre-arrival checklist below to make sure you do not miss any important steps or information.


Pre-arrival checklist

Official documents and permissions required:

Preparation and advice:

  • Organise housing (contact IASS office for help)
  • Organise travel insurance
    • Non-EU citizens are covered by the University's insurance inside the Schengen area
  • EU-citizens must bring their health insurance card (EHIC) or a certificate stating that you cannot get an EHIC-card
  • It is an advantage if you have a bank account linked to a credit card in the home country
  • Non-EU driving licences are valid in Sweden for one year from the date of arrival
  • Inform the host department and IASS of your date of arrival

If your family is coming with you to Sweden, please bring the following:

  • Marriage certificate (original)
  • Children's birth certificates
  • Children's latest school reports

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