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International Moving to Sweden

The first step of any international relocation is getting everything organized including travel arrangements, living situation, and then seeing what to bring from home. Moving to Sweden from the USA is no exception and assuming you already have everything above planned out you’ll still need to find a dependable international moving company to handle shipping your effects.

As an overseas relocation service provider, Schumacher Cargo has over four decades of experience moving household goods to Sweden from the US as well as other cargo like vehicles. With this experience we have created services and processes in order to make moving to Sweden as stress free as possible.

Read our guide on how to move to Sweden below and start your international relocation today.

How to Move to Sweden from the USA

There are many of Americans moving to Sweden from the US. This has caused an influx of American expats in the country. The quality of life changes and beautiful scenery draws more people in every year and this trend keeps growing. With so many people thinking about relocating here, we compiled a guide on to help move people to Sweden.

How Much Does Moving to Sweden Cost?

The cost for moving to Sweden from the USA depends on your particular details. Factors that affect the price are volume of goods, origin/destination, and service selected. For example, a move to Sweden from LA would have a different price than a to NY even with everything else the same. With this in mind, our international move representatives create custom quotes for all inquiries.

To get a custom quote for your move, fill out our Online Quote Form today!

How Long Does Moving to Sweden Take?

There many variables that affect the amount of time your move will take. In most cases, sail times, meaning time on the water from the east coast to Sweden will be around 3-4 weeks. From the west coast it is usually 30 days to all base ports. Generally from door to door, moving to Sweden will take 7-9 weeks, but there are times that are shorter or longer.

These should serve more as a guide than exact times as times are varied.

Sweden International Movers Locations

From one of our five warehouse locations across the U.S. you’ll have the option to deliver your goods to one of our locations or we can pack and wrap your belongings in the convenience of your own home.

In addition, regardless of the service you choose (port to port, door to port) we handle all U.S. customs paperwork and clearance for exporting.

We’ll also inform you of what to expect upon arrival and importing your personal effects into Sweden.

Departures for Containerized Household Shipments in the USA

New York, Savannah, Miami, Houston, and Los Angeles

Arrival Port in Sweden


Popular Cities to Move to in Sweden:

Once your goods arrive at the major port in Gothenburg, we can then move them to anywhere in Sweden. Below are some of the more popular destinations for moving to Sweden and have the highest expat population. 

  • Stockholm
  • Gothenburg
  • Malmo
  • Uppsala
  • Helsingborg

We can move you to any city in Sweden with our door to door service beyond just the ones listed.

Moving To Sweden Stockholm Waterfront City View Panoramic
Beautiful View of Stockholm a Swedish City


Moving Household Goods and Personal Effects to Sweden

To start, you will have to pay customs duties when shipping goods overseas to Sweden that are classified as new. Used items and household goods will be duty free if they have been used for over a year and you have owned them for that length of time.

  • Passport and a copy
  • Proof of residency in Sweden
  • Bill of Lading
  • Detailed Inventory List
  • Customs form TV 740.41

We can help you with customs and for more information visit our Swedish customs resource.

Useful Individual Swedish Income Tax:

The following information is important for anyone moving to Sweden. Like many other countries, this information may change so you must keep up to date after settling down in your new home.

Persons with unlimited tax liability

You can deduct a basic allowance between SEK 13,100 and SEK 34,300 ($2,015 and $5,276) and on the taxable income you’ve earned if and only if you have had unlimited tax liability status for the whole year.

After the standard deductions, there are a few additional deductions regarding other taxes. They are:

  • Municipal tax in your municipality of residence (approx. 29-34%)
  • Church tax and burial charges (approx. 1-2%)

Sweden also has statewide progressive income tax. If you make more than SEK 426,300 ($65,580) individuals are taxed 20% on the income that exceeds this amount. If you earn more than SEK 604,700 ($93,025) you can expect to pay 5% on any income exceeding this amount.

Interesting Facts for Those Moving to Sweden

  • You better like coffee because Sweden ranks 2nd in world in consumption per person
  • “Take a number please” – Swede’s love waiting patiently in line with a number in hand
  • You can very easily live in Sweden all your life and only speak English
  • Be prepared for July shutdown! Shops, restaurants, services are gone on Holiday
  • Sweden has a population of about 9.5 Million
  • VAT rate for 2013 is 25%

Start Moving to Sweden from USA with Schumacher

Schumacher Cargo Logistics is ready to assist you with your next move to Sweden. Use our online form to start a quote and one of our representatives will get your move started.

For more information on any of the above, call and discuss your move with one of our Moving Specialists at: 800 599-0190 // 562 408-6677

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