Financial support for jobseekers
Unemployment insurance enables jobseekers to receive financial benefits while seeking new employment. Entitlement applies to all those working in Sweden or who live in Sweden and work cross-border in another EU or EEA country.
As with other insurances, entitlement to benefit is conditional on fulfilment of certain conditions. As well as helping you in your search for new employment, we at Arbetsförmedlingen are also there to support you in fulfilling these conditions.
For example, you must register with Arbetsförmedlingen and seek work based on an individual back-to-work plan, drawn up in consultation with your contact at your local arbetsförmedling.
Ask your unemployment insurance fund where to send the forms.
Anmälan om arbetslöshet till din a-kassa
A form to register as unemployed with an unemployment insurance fund.
Employer certificate, to be filled in by your previous employer(s).
Arbetsintyg för företagare
Work certificate for self-employed persons. This is for those who ran their own business prior to becoming unemployed.
Application for document U2
Information and application form for document U2 in order to seek employment in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland while receiving Swedish unemployment benefits.