Employers who plan to employ someone from another country
EU citizens do not need a work permit in order to work in Sweden. However, a work permit may be required if you are going to employ a citizen of a non-EU country.
Work permit requirements
As of 15 August 2019 there is a new and improved version of the e-service for applying for a work permit. This now makes it simpler, clearer and easier to create an offer of employment, fill in an application and navigate in the service. This simplifies mattes for you as a user.
The Swedish Migration Agency has changed how the list of established arrangers is handled. In some cases, arrangers who are included on the list do not need to apply for work permits for performers, technicians and other tour staff.
On 26 September the Swedish Migration Agency launched a new online application regarding work permits for performers, athletes, seasonal workers and holiday work for young people. People applying for an EU blue card or a residence permit as a self-employed person now also have a new online application.
On September 5th, the Swedish Migration Agency launched a new online application for work permits for au pairs, trainees and visiting researchers. The most significant change is that it is now you as the employer who begins the application process, with the exception of visiting researchers who continue to begin their application process themselves. Even people who apply for an ICT permit can apply through the web now.
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