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Posted by Sarem
on 29 Sep 2018

Hello everyone! 

My husband has received a job offer from a Swedish company and was planning to move in there with me. They would be applying for his work visa, as we are in an Asian country.

His employer is recommending that he come alone at first and call me later after a period of 6 months. They are saying that it is time consuming to find good house arrangements, make all administrative work with banks etc.

I would like to know your opinions regarding this topic. Will there be any difficulties in moving in and setting up if both of us come together?

Thank you

Daniela de Castro on 1 Oct 2018 - 15:47

Hi there

Arranging accommodation in Sweden, particularly in Stockholm, is a notoriously complicated process. Have a look at our guides to finding accommodation in Stockholm and Sweden for some more detailed information on what you can expect. 

Which city will your husband be working in? 

- Daniela

relocatetosweden on 10 Oct 2018 - 09:33

Hi Sarem

Your husband’s employer is correct that it is time consuming to find accommodation in Stockholm. The city has probably one of the world’s most challenging rental markets and finding somewhere suitable usually requires contacts and/or a lot of hard work, which is difficult to deal with when also trying to cope with a new job in a new country.  However, help is available in the form of relocation services, including both home finding assistance and help with local registration to get you both properly registered in the Swedish system with access to all major services. This is not a process which can be done in advance of arrival in Sweden or which your husband could undertake for you on your behalf if he were to move to Sweden ahead of you. For more information see

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