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
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.
On August 15, the Swedish Migration Agency launched a new online application for applications for a work permit. The application has a new look and several new functions that make it easier for you as an employer and the employee to fill out the application correctly, thereby reducing the risk of you needing to submit supplemental documents.
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.
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