Employing a citizen of a non-EU country
The following information should prove helpful if you are planning to employ a citizen of a non-EU country.
Most citizens of non-EU countries need a work permit. The great majority of citizens of non-EU countries need a permit to work in Sweden. They must apply for and obtain a permit before entering the country.
Citizens of certain countries also need a visa to work for less than three months.
Employees of staffing companies that provide Swedish businesses with personnel and employees whose company stations them in Sweden need work permits as well.
Your responsibility as an employerYou must ensure that your employees have a valid permit to work for you. A work permit is limited to a particular occupation and employer for the first 24 months. In other words, a person whom you plan to employ may not be entitled to work for you even if they have a valid permit.
Feel free to contact the Migration Board if you are unsure about whether someone has the right to work for you.