This book is meant as a general legal and social guide for foreign nationals who wish to establish themselves in Swedish society. The Swedish legal system however, is a complicated system and in the case of larger transactions and more complex scenarios we strongly encourage you to seek professional legal counsel to analyze the specifics of your case.

Statistical information is provided with an effective year when the survey used to compile the statistics was taken and the results published. The format of the effective year is, for example, marked as "eff. 2015" indicating that the information was last updated and published in 2015 by the third-party (often government) source.

To familiarize our readers with the Swedish language and its basic legal terms we have chosen to use a large number of Swedish terms throughout the book, with the closest English translation given in brackets next to it. All Swedish terms used in this book can also be found in our Swedish-English glossary in Appendix I.

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