Working in Sweden
In order to work in Sweden, you must have a work permit. Read more about how to apply for a work permit or for a residence permit as a self-employed person or a visiting researcher.
6 March 2015
The old stickers that used to be put in your passport as proof of your residence permit in Sweden expire on 20 May 2015. If you have a sticker in your passport, you therefore have to book an appointment at the Swedish Migration Board to exchange your sticker for a residence permit card.
18 November 2014
Recently there have been articles in local media in the Balkans concerning the possibilities to find work in Sweden. The articles refer to a list of occupations that are experiencing labour shortages, which is updated twice a year by the Migration Board in Sweden.
29 July 2014
From 1 August, the Swedish Migration Board has legal support for performing follow-ups in work permit cases to check that the prospective employee commenced work and that the offered employment conditions – especially the salary – are adhered to.
30 June 2014
If you have a permanent residence permit and are planning to travel from Sweden and to be out of the country for a longer period, then, with effect from 1 July, you have to apply for permission to retain your residence permit.
28 April 2014
The Swedish Migration Board will launch a new improved online application for work permits on 15 May. In the new online application your employer will start the work permit application.
2 December 2013
As of 1 January 2014, only five Swedish embassies in the Schengen Area* will be handling migration cases: Athens, Berlin, Madrid, Paris and Rome.