Employing EU citizens

EU citizens do not need a work permit in order to work in Sweden.

EU citizens may start working immediately and do not need a residence permit or register their right of residence with the Migration Agency. Close relatives of EU citizens who are citizens of a non-EU country are also allowed to work without a work permit but should apply for a residence card if they intend to stay in Sweden for more than three months.

Read more about what rules apply when hiring a person who is a relative of an EU citizen and has a residence card.

If you are unsure whether a person has a right to work for you, feel free to contact the Swedish Migration Agency.

Countries covered by the free movement within Europe

Map över countries that's covered by the free movement within Europe

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Last updated: 2017-04-27

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