Here you find statistics and overviews about work permits. The statistics are updated every month.

From 1 January 2022 the statistics are retrieved from the data source Simba. As before, the central aliens database (CUD) is the basis for the Swedish Migration Agency's data and it contains information about all cases. The statistics are presented so that they meet the requirements of the Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services. The statistics are only available in Swedish and in Excel format.

Monthly statistics

The monthly statistics show first-time applications, decisions and granted in first instance (the Swedish Migration Agency).

Monthly statistics work permitJan-Dec 2022December 2022
Received applications649153746
Granted permits406151792
Granted permits by certified employer*9941386
Pending cases**28191

*Read more about certified employers
**Pending cases are received applications/cases which have not yet got a decision.

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Work permit statistics in Excel

Work permit statistics


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Employees and their areas of work and citizenship

Statistics from previous years

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