Before arrival checklist

Moving to another country can be challenging and there are many things to consider and plan. We want your relocation and settlement in Umeå to be the best possible and support you during the recruitment, relocation and on-boarding.

In order to make your relocation process as smooth as possible, we have listed a few things we recommend that you look into when planning your stay.

Find a home

Get help from our Housing Office or contact any of the listed landlords in Umeå.

Find a home

Check if you need a permit

Information about permits with links to the Migration Agency webpage

Permit to study, research or work

Information about moving to Sweden

Information from The Swedish Tax Agency that will give you good advice and instructions before moving to Sweden.

Information moving to Sweden

Register in Sweden to obtain a Swedish identification number

Depending on the length of your stay you might need to apply for an identification number. Make sure to prepare the documents you need to submit your application before your move to Sweden and visit the Tax Office.

Registration in Sweden and id-number

Your insurance in Sweden

The Swedish insurance system consists of different parts. Depending on your individual situation you may be covered by all or some parts. The length of your stay and your assignment here determine your insurance coverage.

Insurance coverage in Sweden

Dual career programme

Your partner/spouse are welcome to attend our dual career programme. The programme contains seminars intended to provide support for job search and education possibilities as well as access to a social network.

Dual career programme

Accompanying family - childcare and school

Information about the Swedish schooling system and how to apply for childcare and schools in Umeå.


Euraxess Centre

Information to mobile researchers including checklists.

Euraxess Sweden

Contact information



Torbjörn Forsberg
HR Strategist
Human Resources Office
📞 090-786 70 80



Rosita Nilsson
HR Strategist
Human Resources Office
📞 090-786 54 69

on-boarding information

Information about working as a civil servant in Sweden

What it means to be a civil servant in Sweden

Common basic values for central government employees

Short films about Sweden, produced by Swedish Public Employment Service

The labour market in Sweden

About working in Sweden

Taxes in Sweden

Social Security in Sweden

Euraxess centre

Short film about Euraxess Centres in Sweden.

Rosita Nilsson