Employing people from countries outside the EU
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 employer
As an employer, you must check that the person you want to hire has the right to start working for you. You must also notify the Tax Agency that you have hired a person from a non-EU country.
Feel free to contact the Migration Board if you are unsure about whether someone has the right to work for you.