ICT permits

Managers, specialists or trainees who are transferred internally within the company can get an Intra-Corporate Transfer (ICT) permit to work in Sweden.

Requirements for ICT permits

The employer must

  • create an offer of employment that the union organisation concerned may make a declaration on
  • offer compensation that is on the same level as the Swedish collective agreements or what is customary in the profession or industry
  • offer terms of employment that are at least on the same level as for employees who are posted in Sweden
  • offer an employment that gives the employee the possibility to support him- or herself.

Requirements to use the e-service

In order to use the e-service and create an offer of employment, you need to

  • have a BankID
  • know the e-mail address of the person you want to employ.

E-service for ICT permits

This is an ICT permit

An ICT permit gives the person as a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland the right to travel into, stay and work in Sweden at a company that is established in Sweden within the same corporate group as the host company. Those who have already been granted an ICT permit by a different EU Member State, but are to work in Sweden, can get an ICT authorisation for long-term mobility.

After you have made the offer of employment

When you as an employer have made an offer of employment through the e-service, an e-mail with a link is sent to the person you want to employ. The employee then submits an application for a work permit through the link.

You as an employee can follow the case by logging in to the e-service.

After the decision

When a decision is made, a copy is sent to you as the employer in Sweden, which states if the permit has been granted or not. If you want access to the reasons for the decision, you need an authorisation from the employee. The permit only applies for work at the employer and in the position stated in the offer of employment.

People who are granted a permit for three months or more also receive a residence permit card that is handed out by the embassy or consulate. The card must be presented together with the passport upon entry and is proof of the right to be in Sweden. It takes up to four weeks to manufacture and deliver the card.

Read more about residence permit cards

If the Swedish Migration Agency denies your application

A decision on an ICT permit can be appealed within three weeks. Information on how to appeal is provided in the employee’s decision

Notify the Swedish Tax Agency

When you employ somebody from a country outside the EU, you must notify the Swedish Tax Agency. You do so by completing the form “Notification – Employment of a foreigner SKV 1160” with information on name, address and period of employment for the person who is to work for you. You can find the form on the Swedish Tax Agency website.

Form to notify the Swedish Tax Agency (in Swedish)external link, opens in new window

You must save copies of documents that show that the person has the right to be and work in Sweden. The documents must be archived for the entire period of employment and 12 months after the end of the employment.

Notification obligation

You as an employer must also notify the Swedish Migration Agency if anything changes that affects the conditions for the permit. This may, for example, be if the employee does not receive the compensation offered or if the employee’s terms of employment have deteriorated.

You report changes to the Swedish Migration Agency by sending a letter to the Swedish Migration Agency where you explain what has changed. You must clearly state the employee’s name and reference number (case number).

Send the letter to Migrationsverket, Box 3100, 903 03 Umeå.

If you cannot use the e-service

Om du använder e-tjänsten får du tydliga instruktioner om hur du fyller i anställningserbjudandet och vad du ska skicka med. Det blir lätt att göra rätt från början vilket ökar dina möjligheter att få ett beslut snabbare.

If you use the e-service, you are given clear instructions on how to complete the offer of employment and what you have to send in with it. It is easy to do it right from the beginning, which increases your chances of getting a decision faster.

If you cannot create an offer of employment by using our e-service, you can use the form Offer of employment, form number 232011 (in Swedish and English).PDF

Last updated: 2019-09-19

Was the information on this page helpful to you?

Thank you for helping us improve our website!

Thank you for helping us improve our website!

Tell us how we can make this page better*






If you wish to ask the Migration Agency a question you can find our contact details under the heading Contact us.