TurnstileT t1_j5c10s3 wrote

Exactly! I'm still learning about Swedish taxes, social security, medical insurance and so on. And certain countries have special agreements where you can live in one and work in the other under some circumstances. It is very messy because there are so many little extra agreements. But it's more like, extra little rules you can use to your advantage. It just takes time to wrap your head around all of it.

In general, you pay taxes in the country where you work. And you are covered by social security there as well. And if you're unemployed, it's the country you live in.


TurnstileT t1_j59lrkz wrote

That's a good point. When I moved to Sweden, I just found an apartment on the internet, went to see it and signed the contract, and then a couple weeks later I moved in.

Admittedly, I did need to do a lot of paperwork and apply for all kinds of various things, but it was more like a formality.

Then I started working in Sweden. No questions asked about if I can work, or work permits, or when my visa will expire or whatever.