Authorities support for new businesses

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Here can you find information about what different authorities can help you with as an entrepreneur.

The authorities you can find information about:

  1. The Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket)
  2. The Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) 
  3. The Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen)
  4. The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (Patent- och registreringsverket, PRV)
  5. The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket)
  6. The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan)
  7. The Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten)  
  8. The Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket)
  9. The Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket)
  10. Lantmäteriet
  11. Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån)

The Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket)

If you are going to work for longer than three months starting up and running your own business, or if you are becoming a part-owner of a company, you must have a residence permit. The Swedish Migration Agency will do a financial assessment of your business plans and if you can show that after the trial period of two years, your company’s finances are in balance and that you can support yourself and any family members. The Migration Agency will issue your residence permit.
 
The Migration Agency do not issue personal code number or coordination number and do nor register the company. 
 
If you already have a residencepermit in Sweden or if you just want to start a company in Sweden but don´t want to live in Sweden you don´t need a permit from the Migration Agency.
 
 

The Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) 

The Swedish Companies Registration Office is, in most cases, where you should begin the process of registering a new business. Electronic services, forms and information material are available from the Swedish Companies Registration Office website. You can also find out whether a business you are looking for exists by calling the Swedish Companies Registration Office or by using the e-service the Swedish Trade and Industry Register. 
 
 

The Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen)

The Swedish Public Employment Service offers service to those who want to start their own business. Read more about starting your own company at arbetsformedlingen.se, or call 0771-416 461. The Swedish Public Employment Service helps you recruit employees. On the website you can publish job vacancies and search for candidates. You can chat with a recruitment expert about your recruitment needs.
 
 

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (Patent- och registreringsverket, PRV)

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) provides protection and sole rights to technical ideas, trademarks and designs. Information in the PRV register can help you conduct analyses of what is happening in your industry. PRV offers commissioned services in all its areas.
 
 

The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket)

The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth offers knowledge, networks and financing to entrepreneurs. The authority works for sustainable growth and competitive companies in all parts of Sweden.
 
 

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) 

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency provides information on sick pay, sickness benefts and parental benefts on its website. It also has special web pages for employers. You can call one of the customer service centres or the self-service line to report illness, report the care of sick children, order forms and certifcates, etc. 
 
 

The Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) 

The Swedish Pensions Agency administers and pays out the national retirement pension, survivor’s pension and pension-related benefts. They also provide general as well as individual pension information. 
 
 

The Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket)

The Swedish Board of Agriculture is the administrative authority for programmes based on the governmental rural development policy. On their website, you will find information on various forms of support offered to entrepreneurs in rural areas. You will also find information on international trade in agricultural products and foodstufs. 
 
 

The Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket)

The Swedish Work Environment Authority is tasked with ensuring that laws on working environment and working hours are followed by companies and organizations. No one should have to hurt, get sick or die because of their work. The Swedish Work Environment Authority´s goal is to reduce the risks of ill-health and accidents in working life and to improve the working environment from a holistic perspective.
 
 

Lantmäteriet

Lantmäteriet can help you form a community association. Information about community associations is available on our website. You can also call our customer support centre for help with issues regarding community associations and Lantmäteriet’s other activities. 
 
 

Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån)

At Statistics Sweden’s website, you will find information and statistics relevant when starting or developing your business. There is also a search function to help you find the right industry codes (SNI codes) for your business. Moreover, you can submit data to Statistics Sweden via the website. They are happy to help you if you have any questions regarding data collection or Statistics Sweden’s Business Register. 
 

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