To be registered as a Sole Trader in Sweden means that your are doing business as a natural person. You will be VAT-registered and are allowed to conduct business with any legal entities and individuals.
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To register as a Sole Trader in Sweden can many times be the most economical way to start your business in Sweden and to try out the Swedish market before, maybe, starting a Swedish Limited Liability Company. In Swedish, a Sole Trader is called "Enskild näringsidkare" or that you have an "Enskild firma"When you register as a Sole Trader in Sweden, you are doing business as an natural person with your Personal Identity Number (In Swedish "Personnummer") or co-ordination number as your organisation number. You can still have a company name if you wish so you do not need to do business in your own personal name.
To register as a Sole Trader, you can resident from the EU/EEA or from outside the EU/EEA. However, there is a difference in time and how the process can be applied.
For residents of EU/EEA:
The process is quite straightforward since you do need a Visa to actually be in Sweden to start up and run your business.
For non EU/EEA residents:
To be able to register as a Sole Trader, you will need permit from the Swedish Migration Agency to run a company in Sweden. This has to do with that you can be granted a residence permit to Sweden with starting your business.If you are going to work for longer than three months starting up and running your own business in Sweden, you must have a residence permit. The residence permit must already have been granted before you travel to Sweden. There a few requirements that needs to carried out, we will be more than happy to give you the complete list.Self-employed persons who are going to work for less than three months in Sweden do not need a residence permit. However, the citizens of some countries must have a Visa to visit Sweden even for work lasting less than three months. Contact us for more information about your situation.
Below you can find all information that you need to so we help you register as a Sole Trader in Sweden. If something is unclear or if you have any question, you can always call our e-mail us.
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