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.
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.
2 July 2014
Technical problems with the Migration Board's central systems are currently being fixed.
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.