What does "personnummer" mean?

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All Swedish citizens have a so-called 'personnummer', a social security number. At Mid Sweden University, we will provide you with a temporary number, which is ONLY valid within the walls of the university. The official number can be obtained if you register yourself as a resident in your respective municipality. Registering yourself as a resident is usually done when you intend to stay one year or longer.

If you want to get a Swedish ‘personnummer’, please contact the Local Swedish Tax Administration ‘Skatteverket’ in your campus town. Visit www.skatteverket.se or contact them.