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  • 18 November 2014

    Comments on articles on working in Sweden

    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

    Measures to counteract abuse of labour immigration regulations

    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

    Apply to retain your permanent residence permit during extended travelling

    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

    Improved online application for work permits

    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

    Fewer embassies in the Schengen Area to handle migration cases

    As of 1 January 2014, only five Swedish embassies in the Schengen Area* will be handling migration cases: Athens, Berlin, Madrid, Paris and Rome.