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Residence permits for researchers, faculty, staff and PhD students

Insurance for researchers, faculty, staff, and doctoral students

Make sure you are fully insured throughout your entire stay in Sweden. If your spouse/partner and/or children accompany you to Sweden, they too need to make sure that they have sufficient insurance. Check this before arriving in Sweden.

As an employee at a university, you are generally covered by various kinds of insurance, both at work and on the way to your workplace, but also during business travels. Check with your department when you sign the contract.

Residence permits for students

Problems with residence permit applications Autumn 2023

We have published a FAQ page with the ambition to answer common questions: 

Is your application for residence permit not yet processed

Insurance for students

Make sure you are fully insured throughout your entire stay in Sweden, as well as during travel to and from Sweden. If your spouse/partner and/or children accompany you to Sweden, they too need to have sufficient insurance. Check this before arriving in Sweden.

As a student at a university, you are generally covered by various kinds of insurance.
 

Introducing the Swedish government agencies

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency

The Social Insurance Agency’s role is to administer the areas of social insurance that provide financial security in the event of illness, disability, and for families with children.

The Swedish Migration Agency

The Swedish Migration Agency considers applications from people who want to live in Sweden, visit the country, seek protection from persecution, or be granted Swedish citizenship.

The Swedish Tax Agency

The Swedish Tax Agency manages civil registration of private individuals and collects such taxes as personal income tax, corporate tax, VAT, and excise tax.