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
The Swedish Migration Agency has drawn up a legal position paper concerning work permits. According to the paper, an employee who does not receive a permanent residence permit may not be granted a new work permit immediately after returning to their country of origin. Normally a new work permit may not be granted until seven years after the first one.
Now there are three new pages for you who are an employer for someone who will apply for an EU Blue Card, an ICT permit or a permit for seasonal work. The pages are available in Swedish and English.
After a target group analysis with employees and employers, it has become clear that applicants would like more support and assistance in their extension application. Based on this desire, the Swedish Migration Agency has now developed a new web page with information for individuals intending to apply for a work permit extension.
We have now made it easier for employers to find information about their responsibilities. The information is available in English too.
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