We take the pain (and stress) out of moving to Sweden
When you need to move countries with little time to prepare, find a new home and get sorted out, life gets hectic. There's just too much going on at once...
You have to find somewhere to live that actually suits you, coordinate with the new landlord to get your keys on time, find supermarkets, schools and everything else you'll need amongst everything else that goes with moving.
You can't forget to forward your mail and of course, you have to pack. All of this, on top of work and the other daily stuff you still have to take care of, too. You just hope everything works out and you don't end up in a hotel rather than your new home...!
Imagine if you could simply get all the information you need to get yourself registered, get your house set up and find all the things you need.
Not only that but imagine having a team of people available each day to guide you, answer all those important questions that will come up and be there if you need them.
What about a ready-made group of other expats arriving around the same time that you can chatter with online?
Then, you could spend your time and energy packing and preparing for the move. The best part? You could actually look forward to moving to Sweden. Wouldn’t that be great?
As it turns out, there is way to make your move much less stressful and save yourself time and energy that you can use to get yourself and your family to Sweden.
Who are we and how can we help you?
We didn't start out planning to be 'expat experts'. Actually, all three of us who founded New in Sweden have other careers too.
But. We are all expats and we moved to Sweden. One of us is somewhat (very) nomadic, ending up here via Tanzania, Canada and the UK. Another was born an expat and 'third-culture' child. We're even quite different in age.
We have three different reasons for being here and for staying here.
We all love meeting people who arrive here and come from all walks of life, all over the globe and are here for all manner of reasons (though work and love are the most common ones!). We listen to the challenges and the adventures and always learn something new about other cultures and, of course, Sweden. We answer questions and discuss options. We provide support, answers, a helping hand when it is needed. It has become part of who we are, what we do.
We still aren't 'expat experts' but we've learnt a thing or two about moving to Sweden and we've been through that same move over and over again with our members.
Information you can trust and a support team you can rely on
After a lot or research and experience, we've discovered three things that make or break a move abroad:
time, energy and stress
New in Danderyd and Sweden (NIDS) is built to specifically reduce those down as low as possible for your move to Sweden.
WE ASKED EXPATS HERE -
what was difficult to find out about before/on arriving in Sweden?
Parking rules. We had various fines because we didn't understand the system.
Where to find a doctor - How everything works for children's doctors
How to apply for personnummer and visa and the relationship between the two.
Local services such as electrician, plumber
We had a relocation agent but things like setting up internet connection and understanding phone waiting messages.
Barnbidrag before and after
Finding a house to rent was difficult as choice was limited.
1. Save you time. NIDS has everything within the membership site that you should need to move and settle in here. Where possible, we haven't linked out to other sites but have got the latest, up-to-date information, forms etc. right here on each page so you can get them printed out or fill out directly. Want an opinion from another expat? Ask a quick question on the members forum. Someone is bound to have experienced what you are going through and can give you advice and support. You can always ask us, especially if you need a quick response.
2. Save you energy. Do you know where to find the tax office form for getting your personal number? How much energy do you have in between packing and moving your entire life abroad? Even if you have found the correct source of info, you may well have to translate it from Swedish. Don't. We've already done it. It is all online in our members' area, waiting for you. Wherever you are now. Instead, use your energy for working out how to get years of belongings into one moving truck/suitcase.
3. Reduce your stress level. NIDS information is up-to-date (to a max of six months old) so you can trust it. If you have a question that is either more personal or we haven't got it covered, you can contact us directly and we will find you the answer. No matter how many questions you have. If we can lower your stress level, we'll have done our job. We might even be able to save you from getting a parking ticket (though we can't guarantee that!).
You'll get all the information you need - in English - to get yourself and your home set up in Sweden. Firstly, the On Arrival section includes getting yourself and your family registered here, sorting out social security (like child benefit) and getting a bank account.
Next, you can find out all about practical life in Sweden, from how to use the public transport system, working out how to post things (and pick up your post) to being pregnant in Sweden.
Setting up home is easy with information about electricity suppliers, the all-important internet and household and personal insurance.
Want to understand your new country better? Our Everything Swedish section covers all the important holidays (holidays are taken seriously here), customs, laws and crucially, song words. Learning Swedish is also covered in detail, including providers of lessons both online and face-to-face.
Working and running a business are covered so you can start looking for a job or get help getting established here.
You'll be able to ask us anything - we are here to help you. Use the forum or email us directly.
If you are in Danderyd, you'll find masses more information about the area, such as getting cash out, sports clubs and where to take your recycling. We've covered everything we can think of to get you settled into the area. You'll find details of the shops, restaurants and even car dealerships.