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If you are moving to Ulricehamn from another country it is good to be well prepared. Below we have selected some information that we hope can be helpful to you.
General information about Sweden will be found at the official Sweden portal www.sweden.se
General rules about moving to Sweden
The Swedish Population Register and Swedish ID number
Social insurance system in Sweden
Region Västra Götaland – the region which Ulricehamn is a part of
The Sjuhärad district
Buying property in Ulricehamn
Working in Ulricehamn
Starting your own business in Ulricehamn or in the Sjuhärad district
What to do in Ulricehamn
General rules about moving to Sweden
EU citizens have the right to work and live in Sweden provided they are able to support themselves, either by work or by other independent means. As an EU citizen you must register your right of residence with the Swedish Migration Board within three months of entering Sweden. For detailed information on rules and how to register please visit the website of the Swedish Migration Board. www.migrationsverket.se
If you move to Sweden and intend to live here for a year or more, in most cases you are required to register with the Swedish Population Register. The Register is managed by the Swedish Tax Agency and once you have registered your right of residence with the Swedish Migration Board, you apply to your local Swedish Tax Office to be entered and receive a Swedish ID number. The ID number is a necessary part of daily life in Sweden and is used in all transactions with authorities, shops, estate agents etc. For information on population registration in Sweden please visit the website of the Swedish Tax Agency. www.skatteverket.se
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Responsibility for healthcare rests with Västra Götaland Region (see more information on the region below), which is one of Sweden’s largest employers, employing around 44,500 people in the healthcare sector. Sweden’s entire population has equal access to health care services. The Swedish health care system is government-funded and heavily decentralized. In Ulricehamn we have a community health care center and a public dental care centre. Southern Älvsborg Hospital (SÄS), located in Borås (ca 35 km west of Ulricehamn) is one of four hospital groups within the region of Västra Götaland. The hospital provide care services for the residents of Ulricehamn and several other municipalities. www.vgregion.se
Social insurance is an important part of the Swedish social security system. To be covered by or be eligible for a social insurance benefit, you must, as a rule, either be resident in Sweden or work here. www.forsakringskassan.se
1.5 million people of some 130 nationalities live in Västra Götaland's 49 municipalities representing 17% of the overall Swedish population. Geographically, Västra Götaland is one of the largest regions in Sweden with an area of 24,000 square kms. Göteborg is the largest city and the centre of growth in the region. www.vgregion.se
The Sjuhärad district has 259 000 inhabitants and constitutes a vital part of the region of Västra Götaland. Its proximity to Göteborg and Landvetter International Airport gives the district a strategic strength. The Sjuhärad Association of Local Authorities consists of the municipalities of Bollebygd, Borås, Herrljunga, Mark, Svenljunga, Tranemo, Ulricehamn, and Vårgårda. The municipality of Varberg is adjointed to the association. www.sjuharad.se
Buying property in Ulricehamn
For advice and guidance on buying a property in Sweden see the website www.hemnet.se
Ulricehamn is a part of the region called Västra Götaland. Via Hemnet you can get in contact with our local real estate agents who are happy to assist you further.
For information on finding work in Ulricehamn or in the surrounding municipalities, please visit the website of the Swedish Employment Services.
The Sjuhärad Region Association of Local Authorities along with Invest in Sweden Agency (ISA) provide tailor-made solutions free of charge for foreign enterprises who desire to establish or expand their business in our region. The Sjuhärad Region Association and ISA support companies with information about land and premises, recruitment, contacts, networks, tax information and everything else they need for a successful investment.
The Sjuhärad region consists of nine municipalities located in south west Sweden.
If you are interested in starting your own business in Ulricehamn or have any questions in regard to business development in Ulricehamn please contact Näringsliv Ulricehamn AB (NUAB) Ulrika Geeraedts, Managing Director.
Ulricehamn offers a wide range of preschool and general school services of high standard situated both in the town itself and in the surrounding villages. You can study up to upper secondary school within the municipality. Universities and colleges are found in several surrounding cities such as in Borås, Jönköping and Göteborg. To find out general information about the Swedish school system you can look at the home page of the Swedish National Agency for Education. It is the central administrative authority for the Swedish public school system for children, young people and adults, as well as for preschool activities and child care for school children. www.skolverket.se
If you wish to visit one or several schools in the municipality of Ulricehamn please do not hesitate to contact our international coordinator Ulrika Geeraedts who will help you further.
Telephone: +46-(0)321-59 52 91E-mail
Ulricehamn offers a great variety of outdoor activities both during summer and winter. Take a canoe-trip on one of the nearby rivers or on lake Åsunden, go cross-country or downhill skiing in the wintertime, backpack along the hiking trails or go golfing on one of our two golf courses. Sport plays an important role to many of our inhabitants; football, ice hockey, gymnastics, badminton, handball, orientation running, skiing, tennis, swimming and sailing are only some of the activities one can take part of here
The cultural department in Ulricehamn offers a wide range of activities for all ages. Cultural activities for children and youths are prioritized and all schools are offered free cultural arrangements at least twice a year. Ulricehamn has several libraries. Wherever you live in the municipality you are never far away from a library. One cinema, showing both new films and art films is located in the beautiful building Folkets hus in Ulricehamn. This building also serves as a theater location. Within the municipality several art groups, musicians and other artists are active. The music school offers the possibility to learn several different instruments. The local museum in Ulricehamn offers different exhibitions. During the summer the Sjuhärad music and film festival takes place in Ulricehamn.
Ulricehamn is part of the famous textile area and offers great shopping possibilities. The main shopping street in Ulricehamn with its typical Swedish wooden houses offers a genuine and unique shopping experience. In the village Gällstad, ca 20 km south of Ulricehamn you will find an outlet for many brands which attracts tourists from all over Sweden and abroad.