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.


  • Increased minimum cash compensation for au pairs

    As of 3 October, the minimum level of cash compensation for a person applying for a work permit to work as an au pair in Sweden will be raised.

  • Apply for tax registration if you employ a person with temporary protection

    Those who have received a decision on a residence permit with temporary protection under the Temporary Protection Directive have the right to work in Sweden, but to be able to work, they must also be registered for taxation.

  • Introducing new rules for work permits

    On 1 June 2022, new rules for work permits in Sweden came into effect. The new rules affect several different types of work permits, and applies to both those who are planning to apply for a work permit, and those who are waiting for a decision today.

  • New rules for work permits to be introduced on 1 June

    The Swedish Riksdag has decided on several rule changes to attract international competence to Sweden and counteract labour exploitation. The new rules will come into effect on 1 June and affect several types of work permits.