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Ending your stay

Are you planning to leave Sweden and Halmstad University? As when arriving to Sweden, there are a number of things you need to remember when leaving.


Make sure to terminate your rental agreement well in advance of your departure. Keys must be returned and personal belongings taken. The home should be properly cleaned when you move out.

Civil status and address

If you have a personal number but leave Sweden in order to live abroad for at least one year, then you are to notify the Swedish Tax Office at least one week before departure. You will then be deregistered from the population register. Fill in, sign and send the form Notification moving abroad toexternal link:

Skatteverkets inläsningscentral
FE 2005
205 76 Malmö

The information given in the notification will be used in the assessment of any tax liability. Remember to leave your contact details and new address to your employer and relevant authorities.

If you had employment, you should file a Swedish tax return concerning your final fiscal year in Sweden, see Moving from Swedenexternal link and Declaring taxesexternal link


When you have worked and paid taxes in Sweden, you have earned both Swedish public pension and occupational pension. When you leave your employment at Halmstad University, you should contact the Swedish Pensions Agency and The National Government Employee Pensions Boardexternal link to find out what applies to you.

Bank account

Make sure to close your Swedish bank accounts before departure.

Research and loan materials

Make sure research material is filed at the department and that borrowed equipment such as computer and phone is returned. Please do not forget to take your personal belongings and return keys, access cards etc.

Termination talk

Your employment should end with a brief conclusion summarising your experiences at Halmstad University. A question to think about, how can the university improve the reception and hosting for future international staff?

Updated 2017-03-27