Moving to & from Sweden with the pros
Sweden is a popular destination for German emigrants. Often new career prospects and good earning potential justify a permanent move to Sweden. To obtain the right of residence, compliance with the formalities for EU citizens is not a problem, since Sweden is in the European Union.
A full move to Scandinavia should be meticulously organised. Since the whole household is being moved, this is a logistical challenge and requires proper professional preparation. Without relocation planning and a checklist, the overview quickly becomes lost. So you should determine in advance which is the best removals variant for your arrival in Scandinavia. Our removals firm is familiar with everything, which simplifies your relocation project for you. Experienced moving consultants have the answer to all your questions and the solution for every requirement. Our complex removals services include an extensive consultation, the loading and unloading of your household goods, the dismantling of the furniture and structures and the professional securing of household goods during transport and tradesman services, to name but a few.
Of course, our removals firm also helps with observing regulations. In Sweden you require neither a work nor a residency permit. You just need to register with the local Residents Registration Office, which is integrated into the Swedish Tax Agency. You will need proof of your Swedish residence and employment. After registration, a personal number is also requested, which you cannot get from the embassy. The re-registration of your car requires a little more patience. First, an application for checking the origin of the car must be made, secondly, it has to go through the Swedish M.O.T. and thirdly, insurance must be taken out. Only when the Swedish vehicle certificate has been issued can the car be driven.
Your new surroundings
The Kingdom of Sweden is the largest country in Scandinavia. It is mainly known for its pure, untouched nature. The country is dominated by long stretches of coast, many lakes and high mountains on the border with Norway. 85% of Swedes live in the south of the country, especially in the capital Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Distances in the country are huge. From Malmö in the south to sparsely populated Lapland in the north, there are 1200 km. Therefore, a holiday in Lapland is really only for individualists. The larger crowds on the other hand prefer the south of the country. The province of Smaland is especially popular for families with children, because of the famous Pippi Longstocking stories. Economically, Sweden is one of the highly developed countries of the EU. The cost of living in Sweden is higher than in Germany, to an extent. On the other hand, Sweden offers its citizens a comprehensive level of benefits.
What else is important?
Our checklists are helpful in planning a move and contain valuable tips for you. Do not forget to cancel your registration at your previous residence in Germany. In order to integrate quickly into your new main place of residence, it is beneficial to learn the Swedish language. Although Sweden is EU country, it has retained the Swedish Krona as its currency. You should note that some important entry requirements must be observed for pets.
Our experienced partners for private moves within Europe will assist you personally and also take care of formalities and administrative procedures. Trust us at Geuer.
Thomas van Hövell
Tel: +49 (0) 2536 3316-0