Before departing for Sweden, enquire about the possibility to use your home country bank account while staying abroad.
In the beginning of your stay in Sweden, you are recommended to use your home country bank account and debit/credit card.
Depending on the duration of your stay in Sweden, there are different options.
If you are staying for less than 12 months, you are recommended to use your home country bank account for the entire stay. Most debit and credit cards from abroad work very well in Sweden.
However, it may be possible to open a temporary bank account at a bank in Jönköping who assists international staff at Jönköping University in bank-related questions. Though there are some limitations to this type of bank account, such as lack of access to online banking services.
To apply for a temporary bank account, you need to provide the following
- Residence permit
- Address details (lease)
- Domicile for tax purposes
- Completed bank account application
Please contact your manager for more information.
You must have obtained a personal identity number and an ID-card to open a bank account with complete banking services. More information on requirements to open a bank account can be found on Swedish Bankers' Association's webbsite (Svenska Bankföreningen) or on Jönköping Municipality's website.
Content updated 2020-06-30