Everything you need to know and consider before moving to Gothenburg and West Sweden
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Residence and work permits
Sweden has a range of permit options and the process varies depending on where you are from and the purpose of your stay...
Find a job (pre-arrival)
West Sweden is home to global companies such as Volvo, AstraZeneca, SKF and Nudie Jeans, world-class universities and in...
Foreign qualifications in Sweden
Depending on your profession and academic background, you may need to have your qualifications recognised in order to wo...
Find a university
There are many reasons to consider studying in West Sweden. To name a few you’ll learn to think creatively and sustainab...
Find a home
Finding a place to call home is an important part of settling into a new country. Here you will find information on the ...
Preschools and schools
If you have children, finding a good preschool or school will be a priority. Here you will find information on the Swedi...
Move your belongings to Sweden
Before moving to Sweden, it is important to know what you can and can’t bring into the country....
Getting to your destination
Gothenburg has good connections to Europe and the rest of the world by air, land and sea....
Prepare your documents
When you arrive in Sweden, you and all the members of your family must have certain documents with you....
Taxes - what to expect
Sweden is renowned for its high taxes. But as an individual living here, you get a lot in return, including a generous s...
If you work and pay tax in Sweden then you will earn a Swedish retirement pension. You are entitled to the pension even ...
Insurance - is it necessary
You should make sure that you and your family have adequate protection in place in the event of the unexpected occurring...
Top tips before you move
Here we have gathered top insider tips from local experts and internationals to help you before you move to Gothenburg a...
Dream entry into a new job in Gothenburg
Stephan Leijtens and his girlfriend Inge, moved to Gothenburg in October 2016 from Tilburg, Netherlands. Within 3 months...
On our regional map you’ll find examples of, and information on, housing areas that may suit your needs. You can also use the filter to display the region's universities, and international and bilingual schools and preschools.