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.
12 April 2016
New requirements apply to those who apply to extend a work permit.
29 March 2016
You can now use the new Tid till beslut (Time to a decision) function, to find out on your own how long your application may take the Migration Agency to process. While processing times have not become longer or shorter, information about them is now presented in a far clearer manner.
22 October 2015
The Swedish Migration Agency's processing times will be longer due to the current refugee situation in Sweden.
22 April 2015
In spring 2015 the Swedish Migration Agency is making it possible for more people to apply online.
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.