Sweden

Sweden is a member of the European Union (EU). The EU adopts a single market where businesses can trade and move freely within the EU member countries. 19 of the EU countries use the euro as their national currency.

The country information in brief.

CapitalStockholm
Date joined the EU1 January 1995
National currencySwedish krona SEK.

Sweden has committed the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.
Date joined the Eurozone
Language(s)Swedish
Swedish businesses wanting to expand into the UK marketTo contact the Department for International Trade in Sweden
Help and support for British nationals in SwedenTo contact the British Embassy in Sweden

Doing business with the UK

The UK government encourage UK businesses to trade internationally and also welcome foreign businesses into the UK.

UK businesses expanding into overseas markets

If you are a UK business and would like to expand your business overseas, you may contact the Department for International Trade regional offices in the UK. They provide support and help to businesses.

Overseas businesses expanding into the UK market

If you would like to expand your business in the UK, you may contact the British Department for International Trade in your home country. Click here for the Department for International Trade offices worldwide.

Generally, an overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.

Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.

Get information about a UK company

Companies House maintain a public register of businesses registered with them. The information you can get include the following:

British Embassy in Sweden

British nationals living or visiting Sweden may contact the British Embassy in Sweden if you have any questions about your travel documents or passport.

The British Embassy in Sweden is located in Stockholm. The office is closed during public holiday.

CapitalStockholm
AddressBritish Embassy Stockholm
Skarpögatan 6-8
Box 27819
115 93 Stockholm
Sweden
TelephoneTelephone+46 (0)8 671 30 00
EmailStockholm@fco.gov.uk
Opening hoursMonday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Source: GOV.UK

Get information about a British company from Sweden

You can get information about a British company from Companies House. The Companies House is the Registrar of companies in the United Kingdom. They are an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Ordinarily, you can get the following information for FREE about a Britsh company.

  • Company’s names and numbers
  • Current registered office address
  • Date of incorporation
  • The company directors and secretaries
  • Registered current mortgage charges
  • Company accounts filed
  • Submitted yearly confirmation statement
  • previous company names
  • Insolvency information if applicable

If you have any questions on how to get information about a British company while you are in Sweden, our accountants can help you.

Setting up or doing business in the UK

If you are interested to set up a UK company or do business in the UK, you may contact the Department for International Trade (DIT) for information. This includes imports and exports to and from the UK.

Generally, the DIT not only helps overseas businesses locate in the UK but also help UK businesses expand into overseas markets.

Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak a pandemic. Correspondingly, please follow the UK government guidance for foreign travel advice. If you are in Sweden, follow their country’s COVID19 advice while you are there.

British Embassies worldwide

Click here for a list of British Embassies and High Commissions worldwide.

Generally, diplomatic missions sent to non-commonwealth countries are called the British embassies. Whereas diplomatic missions sent to commonwealth countries are called the British High Commissions. All in all, there are 54 countries in the Commonwealth.

Furthermore, some countries would have British Consulates in addition to their British Embassy or British High Commission to provide consular services to UK citizens abroad.

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