Personal identity number
If you plan on staying in Sweden for more than 12 months, you may be eligible for a personal identity number.
You are generally required to register in the Swedish Population Register, if you plan on staying in Sweden for more than 12 months. To apply for a registration you are required to be in Sweden.
Apply for registration without delay when you arrive to Sweden, by visiting a tax agency office (Skatteverket). Bring your residence permit and contract of employment and/or other supporting documentation regarding your employment.
The personal identity number is an identification number allocated by the Swedish Tax Agency when a person registers in the Swedish Population Register. It is required when for instance public authorities and banks are to verify a person's identity.