Employing a visiting researcher
A visiting researcher, who is a citizen of a country outside the EU and wants to work in Sweden, is exempt from the requirement of a work permit, but needs a residence permit.
Requirements for residence permits
The visiting researcher applies for a residence permit him- or herself, but if you want to employ a visiting researcher, you must
- be approved as a research funding body by the Swedish Research Council
- complete the form Hosting agreement for visiting researchers in Sweden, number 231011, which must be signed by you and the researcher
- send the hosting agreement to the researcher who must submit it together with his or her application for a residence permit.
For work that lasts less than three months, no residence permit is needed. However, citizens of certain countries need a visa.
The visiting researcher’s permit must be issued before travel to Sweden. A person who is in Sweden with a permit for studies can, however, apply online while he or she is in Sweden.
Requirements for the visiting researcher to be able to use the e-service
In order for the visiting researcher to be able to use the e-service, you as the employer need to
- send the hosting agreement (the visiting researcher must send in the hosting agreement with his or her application).