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Welcome to Sjuhärad!


The Sjuhärad district has 280 000 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.

If you are moving to Sjuhärad 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

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 Sjuhärad is a part of

Buying property in Sjuhärad

Working in Sjuhärad

Starting your own business in the Sjuhärad district

School information

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


The Swedish Population Register and Swedish ID number
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 Click on “International” in the right hand menu

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 Sjuhärad we have a community health care center and a public dental care centre. Southern Älvsborg Hospital (SÄS), located in Borås, is one of four hospital groups within the region of Västra Götaland. The hospital provide care services for the residents of Sjuhärad and several other municipalities. www.vgregion.se

Social insurance system in Sweden
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

Region Västra Götaland – the region which Sjuhärad is a part of
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

Buying property in Sjuhärad
For advice and guidance on buying a property in Sweden see the websites www.hemnet.se , www.bovision.se, www.booli.se. Sjuhärad 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.

Working in Sjuhärad
For information on finding work in Sjuhärad or in the surrounding municipalities, please visit the website of the Swedish Employment Services. www.arbetsformedlingen.se

Other useful links

Starting your own business the Sjuhärad district
The Sjuhärad Region Association of Local Authorities along with Invest: Sweden Agency (ISA) provide tailor-made solutions free of charge for foreign enterprises who desire to establish or expand their business in our region. ISA in Sjuhärad supports 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. 
Please contact hans.nyhlen(@)boras.se

Sjuhärad 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

Higher education


Boråsregionen / Sjuhärads kommunalförbund

Skaraborgsvägen 1 A, Vån 2
506 30  BORÅS

E-post: info@borasregionen.se