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
The Swedish Migration Agency is now changing the requirements for companies that want to become certified employers. Companies that are already certified will not be affected by the new requirements.
After the turn of the year, new rules has applied to students, researchers, au pairs, interns and volunteers. The reason for this is that Sweden is introducing directives of the European Parliament and Council directive (EU) 2016/801 (Student and Researcher Directive).
As of Tuesday 15 December you will no longer be able to create offers of employment via the old e-service. It will be closed down completely sometime between 10 and 16 February.
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.
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