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post 25.Jan.2013, 08:05 PM
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Joined: 10.Feb.2012

Hello , im studying swedish language and culture at Folkuniversitetet , i receive my personnumer just now but i dont know what are the benefits of it for me , can you help me , thank you smile.gif
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post 25.Jan.2013, 08:12 PM
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Joined: 23.Jul.2008

As a student, perhaps not a lot. Be patient, one day in the future you will find something impossible to obtain without it. It means you exist to all the institutions, is needed for most meaningful real life transactions in Sweden, and in a nutshell, you cant lead a proper life without it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_iden...number_(Sweden)
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post 25.Jan.2013, 09:51 PM
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Joined: 19.Dec.2008

Your date might ask you what your personnummer is to make conversation.

No, I'm not joking.
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post 25.Jan.2013, 10:16 PM
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Joined: 22.Nov.2011

And with that 1 little piece of information they not only find your exact birthday, but also can go and check your credit history, income, taxes paid or not, if you have debts at Kronofogden ... it certainly is not an innocent idle question biggrin.gif
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post 25.Jan.2013, 10:19 PM
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Joined: 19.Dec.2008

But don't I get notified if somebody does those kinds of checks on me? Or can it be done incognito? Pray tell...

With sites like ratsit they need only my name. Or, in my case, my first name and where I live. My name is not so common in Sweden.
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