Best Cities in Sweden

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Best Cities in Sweden

Best Places to Live in Sweden

Sweden consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to live and work. With its robust economy, dedication to social equality, incredible natural landscapes, and high quality of life, it’s easy to understand why students and professionals across the globe consider relocating to one of the major Swedish cities. In this blog we take a look at some of the best cities in Sweden for newcomers, professionals working in Sweden, and students.

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Move to Sweden

Removals to Sweden | Relocation to Sweden

Move to Sweden

Swedish Relocation Starts with Schepens

Dreaming of a life where work-life balance is a priority, stunning nature is on your doorstep, and innovation thrives? A move to Sweden might be the perfect adventure for you.

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Moving to Sweden From UK – The Complete Guide

Moving to Sweden From UK – The Complete Guide

Moving to Sweden From UK – The Complete Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Sweden

Over 2,500 UK professionals relocated to Sweden in 2023, drawn by its thriving tech scene, generous work-life balance, and consistently high ranking on quality-of-life indexes. Whether you’re an ambitious professional seeking career opportunities, a family seeking a safe and enriching environment, or a student eager to experience world-class education, Sweden offers a compelling combination of factors. For those considering the exciting prospect of moving to Sweden, Schepens, a leading provider of removals to Sweden for over 30 years, can help ensure a smooth and stress-free transition to your new life.

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Life in Sweden

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Life in Sweden

5 Unwritten Rules that Define Life in Sweden

Located in northern Europe, Sweden has established itself as a beacon of innovation, sustainability, and quality of life, earning its reputation as one of the most desirable places to live and work in the world.

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Relocating to Sweden From UK

Removals to Sweden | Relocating to Sweden From UK

Relocating to Sweden From UK

Moving to Sweden to Work and Live

Sweden is one of our Scandinavian neighbours, located in the north of Europe between Finland and Denmark. It has recently claimed the title of the most innovative country in the European Union, boasting an impressive 10.5% higher rate of innovation compared to the EU average. Furthermore, Sweden boasts a thriving startup culture and serves as a prominent hub for global brands, rendering it an enticing prospect for professionals considering opportunities abroad.

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Why Move to Sweden?

Sweden Removals | Living in Sweden

Why Move to Sweden?

10 Good Reasons to Make Sweden Your Home

Are you considering a move to Sweden? Whether you’re relocating for work, education, or just seeking a change of scenery, Sweden offers a unique blend of benefits that make it an attractive destination.

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Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

Removals to Sweden | Moving to Sweden

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

Need Stress-Free Removals to Sweden? Give Schepens a Call!

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 Relocate to Sweden

Removals to Sweden | European Removals to Sweden

How to Relocate to Sweden

A Concise Guide for Stress-Free Removals to Sweden

The Schepens family has been helping families relocating to Sweden for over 100 years now. Four generations on, it sometimes feels like we know this beautiful country as well as our home in the UK. We continue to offer weekly runs for returning families, professionals moving to Sweden for work, or students studying there. If you’re wondering how to relocate to Sweden, read on for Schepens’ concise guide.

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How to Move to Sweden

Moving to Sweden from UK | Removals to Sweden

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.


PLEASE CALL 01794 323558 FOR YOUR FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE ON YOUR MOVE TO SWEDEN FROM UK!


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.