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
When a family member applies for an extended residence permit through an employed or self-employed person who has been granted permanent residence, the requirement for sufficient means of support and housing will no longer apply.
On 1 June 2018, a new law on seasonal employment will take effect in Sweden: the so-called Seasonal Employment Directive. The Directive applies to people from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who intend to work in Sweden as seasonal workers.
Two new judgements of the Migration Court of Appeal (MiÖD) from December 2017 enable the Swedish Migration Agency to make overall assessments of whether the conditions for a work permit have been fulfilled. In this way, it should be possible to compensate for minor errors.
On 1 March 2018, the new law on intra-corporate transfer, the so-called ICT Directive (Intra-Corporate Transfer), comes into force in Sweden. The directive applies to persons from a country outside the EEA and Switzerland, who will work as a manager, specialist or intern at the host company in Sweden.
The Migration Court of Appeal has recently decided a case which dealt with the advertising of jobs when applying for a work permit.
On 1 March 2018, new rules on transfers within companies or groups, the so-called ICT Directive (Intra-Corporate Transfer Directive), will come into force in Sweden. These rules will become a part of the Aliens Act. Persons will be able to obtain an ICT permit if they are a citizen of a country outside of the EU and Switzerland, employed by a company outside of the EU, and coming to work at the company in Sweden. The permit applies to corporate transfers for individuals who will work as managers or specialists, or who will train at the company in Sweden.
In December, the Migration Court of Appeal decided two cases concerning terms of employment as they relate to the application for extension of a work permit. The judgments will be relevant to the Swedish Migration Agency’s handling of cases.
The Swedish Parliament has decided that the withdrawal of a residence and work permit may be overturned if the employer has corrected deficiencies in the terms of employment that would otherwise result in withdrawal.
On 1 March 2018, a new law on intra-corporate transfer will be initiated in Sweden, the so-called ICT Directive (Intra-Corporate Transfer). The directive applies to persons from a country outside the EEA and Switzerland, who will serve as a manager, specialist or intern at the host company in Sweden.