Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

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Living in Sweden

Is Sweden the Right Fit for You? Examining the Upsides and Downsides of Living in Scandinavia

If you’re considering a move to Sweden for work, this article will give you some idea of what living in Sweden is like. It’s a progressive society with a thriving job market, offering an appealing destination for professionals looking for new experiences. From the cosmopolitan cities of Stockholm and Malmö to the stunning natural landscapes, Sweden provides a stable and welcoming environment.

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Moving From UK to Sweden

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Moving From UK to Sweden

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Supporting professionals, students and families moving from UK to Sweden keeps us busy all year round. And no wonder! The country’s world class universities attract growing numbers of undergraduates and researchers each year. The healthy economy attracts growing numbers of entrepreneurs, and start-ups. And the extraordinary landscape puts Sweden on the radar of professionals who are excited to work in the hugely successful IT sector in Stockholm.

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How to Move to Sweden

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How to Move to Sweden

Enjoy Stress-Free Removals to Sweden With Schepens

There are all kinds of reasons why people move to Sweden; it’s a country with a strong economy and a thriving tech sector. The quality of life in Sweden has been ranked consistently high, with great results achieved across education, crime prevention, and environmental sustainability. Not to mention the natural beauty of its landscapes, and world beating work/life balance. Tempted? Then, read on to find out how to move to Sweden.


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Finding a Job in Sweden

UK citizens need to have a job offer from a Swedish company before they are able to move to Sweden to live. The job offer must include details of your salary and the period of your employment. Sweden is a great place for entrepreneurs so plenty of businesses are looking to make the move. In order to get a residence permit you need to commit to remaining in the country for at least twelve months.

Applying for a Work Permit In Sweden

Once you have done the heavy lifting of finding a job in Sweden, much of the subsequent work around securing your work permit is done by your employer. They will make the initial application, and you will be contacted subsequently by email.

If your application for a work permit is successful, and your contract is for more than 3 months, you will automatically receive a residence permit at the same time.

Registering With the Swedish Tax Agency

Once you have completed you move to Sweden, one of your first tasks should be to register with the Swedish Tax Agency. They will provide you with an identity card, and personal number which you will need in order to open a bank account, set up heath insurance, register for child allowance or apply for disability benefits.

Healthcare in Sweden

If you are considering a move from the UK to Sweden, it’s important to know about the healthcare system. Sweden is known for its high-quality healthcare services and strong commitment to ensuring the well-being of its residents. This is a brief introduction to the services it offers:

  • Universal Healthcare Coverage. Sweden has a publicly funded universal healthcare system known as “Vårdcentralen.” Under this system, anyone with a personal identity number is entitled to receive necessary medical care and treatment.
  • Primary Care. Primary healthcare services in Sweden are provided through local healthcare centres called “Vårdcentral.” These managing general check-ups, consultations, vaccinations, and non-emergency care.
  • Specialist Care. If you have medical condition that requires specialist treatment, Sweden has a well-developed network of hospitals and specialist clinics across the country.
  • Patient Fees and Insurance. Healthcare is largely publicly funded in Sweden, but there may be small patient fees for certain services, such as doctor’s visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications. These fees are usually capped to ensure that healthcare remains accessible and affordable. It’s advisable to inquire about healthcare insurance options to supplement any potential out-of-pocket costs.

Education in Sweden

Sweden’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. If you are moving to Sweden with your family, you should contact your local municipality to register for elementary and secondary school.

  • Preschool. Children are registered for preschool from the age of one, and the fees are designed to make it accessible for everyone. Around 80% of families with young children enrol them in preschool.
  • Compulsory School. From the age of 6-16 children are required to attend school, and education is free. All lessons are conducted in Swedish.
  • Secondary School. Schooling from the age of 16 is optional but the vast majority of young people remain in education until the age of 18.
  • International Schools. Families moving to Sweden from the UK with children may wish to enrol them in fee paying International Schools which teach in English.

Learning Swedish

Most Swedes speak excellent English. If you’re planning to live and work in Sweden, though, it’s far preferable to learn Swedish. You’ll find that even a beginner’s understanding of the language will improve your chances of meeting new friends, understanding the culture, and enjoying the time you spend there. Many local adult education centres in Sweden offer language lessons, or there are local groups where you can practice your language skills.


Schepens Know How to Move to Sweden

Schepens has been moving families to Sweden for over 100 years now. We have a depot in Jönköping. And make regular weekly runs from the UK to locations across Sweden. This means that we can provide flexible scheduling, affordable costs, and part or dedicated shipping for your goods.

Tailored Removals to Sweden

Having specialist support from someone who knows how to move to Sweden is important; that’s why every Schepens mover is given an experienced move co-ordinator. This is someone who knows Sweden well and has helped numerous movers to relocate there. They will be available at every stage of your move to provide advice and offer guidance, should you require it.

Schepens’ removals to Sweden services include:

  • Pre-Move Assessment. This happens online or face-to-face, whichever suits you best. It gives us a chance to understand your move and suggest any services that may be useful to you. Once complete we provide a no-obligation removals quote to help with your budgeting.
  • In-Transit Insurance. Your goods will be insured throughout the journey from the UK to Sweden. If you require additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability insurance, your move co-ordinator can arrange it for you.
  • Customs Paperwork. We have a detailed understanding of the Swedish customs regulations which means that we are happy to fill in your paperwork for you.
  • Professional Packing Service. Our professional packers will pack up your home in hours, label your boxes to make unpacking easier, and create a detailed shipping inventory. We use sturdy, sustainable packing materials.
  • Specialist Removals. If you’re moving a piano, an artwork or valuable antiques, our specialist team can provide bespoke packaging, handling, and shipping for you.
  • Self Storage in UK. Our local storage facilities are ideal should you wish to leave goods or furniture in the UK. We provide a door-to-door service and a secure environment.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Customer Service

“After a year of stress we finally found the right moving company! Schepens offer the service quality high-end companies, combined with the prices (very clever system of saving you money) of cheaper alternatives. Absolutely recommend you chose them to move your belongings! Faster than we expected too!”

–  Lee Walton

 


If you need help with how to move to Sweden, call the Schepens removals team today on 01794 323558 to find out about the level of service we can offer you.


Schepens currently perform international removals to all the major towns in Sweden, including Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Uppsala, Vasteras, Orebro, Linkoping, HelsingborgJonkoping, Norrkoping, Lund, Umeå, Gavle, Boras, Skara and Sodertalje.

Moving to Sweden from UK

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Moving to Sweden from UK

Moving to Sweden? Here’s Where it Starts

When you’ve grown up on a small, and densely populated island like Great Britain, the immense, under-populated landscapes of Sweden are quite a change. Many of the professionals and students we’ve encountered moving to Sweden from UK are attracted by the space, the wild coastline, and the city life offered by Stockholm, Malmö, or Gothenburg. Schepens has been providing removals to Sweden for over a century; we’ve put together a brief starter guide for those of you thinking of moving to Sweden.

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Moving to Leuven

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Moving to Leuven

Moving to Leuven

This may the oldest university town in Flanders but its 25,000 strong student population ensures it’s firmly established in the 21st century. Leuven manages the blend of archaic and contemporary particularly well. The picturesque centre is a great place to hang out, and there’s a lively cultural calendar (including a beer festival of course). Leuven is compact, but if you hunger for the big city experience, Brussels is just 24km up the road.

The Schepens family comes from Belgium originally; we moved to England in the early 20th century. We’re now in our fourth generation as a family-run removals company, and over the past 100 years we’ve moved numerous families to this beautiful part of the world. We asked some of our former clients who’ve settled there, what it’s like living in Leuven. Here’s what they told us:

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Living in Oslo

Living in Oslo

Living in Oslo

Yes, it’s expensive, cold and dark during the winter months, and it can take a while to break through the Norwegian reserve but the advantages offered by life in Oslo far outweigh the disadvantages. This is a city where the glorious natural landscape meets cutting edge architecture, and sustainable living.  It’s been voted the happiest place on earth, and it’s 11th on the list of ‘coolest places to visit’. So what is it that’s so special about this Scandinavian city?

Schepens has been providing removals to Oslo for over a century now. In that time we’ve seen many of our clients turn short-term working visits into a long-term commitment to this beautiful city. So we asked some of them what it’s like living in Oslo. Here are some of their responses.

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Life in Tromsø

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Life in Tromso

What’s Life in Tromsø Like?

Tromsø is the second most populated city north of the Arctic Circle in Norway. It’s a small island, no bigger than Manhattan, and it’s surrounded by snow-capped mountains all throughout the year. Tromsø isn’t a ‘showy’ city, it’s only got three main streets, one small shopping mall, and the world’s oldest cinema still in use.

Tromsø is home to the world’s most northern university, the Arctic University of Norway. Many of the clients we’ve moved to this region have taken up academic posts there. We asked them how they’ve found living in the Arctic north.

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Removals to Estepona

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Removals to Estepona

Removals to Estepona

The Costa Del Sol has long been one of the most popular Spanish destinations for British expats. Malaga province is currently home to 47,000 of UK citizens registered in Spain, and numbers are rising for the first time since 2013. Estepona is a coastal town, an hour’s drive south from Malaga. Until now it’s attracted relatively little attention from expats, but our clients are gradually discovering its considerable charms.

Estepona is one of those places that offers the very best of traditional Spanish culture, and a tourism industry that supports, rather than overwhelms it. The town is full of Spanish shops and businesses, which is always a good sign. It’s also home to the Playa Rada, a beautiful beach which remains quieter than the better known locations further up the coast.

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Moving from France to UK

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Moving From France to UK

Schepens Can Help if You’re Moving from France to UK

As one of our closest European neighbours, France is also one of our most frequently visited removals destinations. We have moved families from the UK to virtually every corner of this beautiful country and we always enjoy the opportunity to visit. Equally important though, are the families moving from France to the UK.

Whether you’re moving back to Britain after working abroad, or you’re moving to the UK from France to study, or for work, Schepens is uniquely placed to help with your removals. We’ve been providing stress-free European removals between the two countries for over a century now. We have local removals teams available to support your move, and our professional packers can help with your preparations for shipping.

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Moving from Sweden to UK

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Moving from Sweden to UK

Moving from Sweden to UK? Schepens Can Help.

Swedes are one of the globe’s best-travelled people. Around 660,000 (approximately 7%) of Swedish natives live permanently abroad and currently, about 90,000 of Swedish expats live in there UK. 

For over a century now, Schepens has been facilitating removals between Sweden and the UK. We’ve travelled to virtually every corner of this beautiful country and we’ve grown to love both the people and the extraordinary landscapes and culture. Primarily, we’re based South of England, but our frequent journeys between Sweden and Britain have led to us establishing a depot in Jönköping. Because we ship so regularly between Sweden and the UK we are able to offer flexible scheduling. and cost effective options on your shipping.

 

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