6. Open a Swedish bank account
Linköping University pays salaries using Swedbank, but you can, of course, open an account in any bank. Choose the one that suits you best. Most bank offices demand a Swedish personal identity number and a Swedish ID-card. If you don't meet the requirements for getting a personal identity number, you will get a coordination number instead. You can get a coordination number by contacting your HR-partner or manager.
We have experienced that some employees have been able to open an account in banks without the Swedish personal identity number. Examples of those banks are Swedbank, Danske bank, ICA banken, Skandiabanken and Handelsbanken. You can contact them yourself to book an appointment or to get application documents. You can start this process before you start your employment.
Read more about becoming a bank customer in Sweden (pdf)
Read more about opening a bank account in Sweden (pdf)
Register account number with Swedbank as soon as you have started your employment
In order to ensure that your salary (or other reimbursement) is paid into the correct account, you must, as soon as you get your LiU-id, register your account number with Swedbank. You must do this, no matter which bank you use. If this is not done, there is a risk that you will receive salary in the form of a giro form. Remember that you must personally be the account holder (or joint account holder) of the account you register.
If you don’t have or are waiting for a Swedish bank account it’s good to have a transfer to your bank account you used before you got here. You can also get your paycheck as check and once you have arranged a Swedish bank account you can go to your bank and deposit your check there. If you use your bank account in your home country contact the Payroll Office through firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you get your Swedish personal identity number, send the document, with the Swedish personal identity number to Linköping University, Payroll Office, 581 83 Linköping or you can hand it over directly to the Payroll Office in Buildning D, Campus Valla. Also register your bank account number at Swedbank (read instructions above) or visit a Swedbank or Sparbank office and give them the details of your bank account.