New way to check AT-UND

On 1 January, the Swedish Migration Agency introduced new, digital LMA cards that make it easy to check if an asylum seeker has the right to work.

If you hire an asylum seeker, you are responsible for regularly checking that your employee has the right to work. In order to have the right to work in Sweden, the asylum seeker must have a decision on AT-UND (exemption from the requirement of a work permit). The asylum seeker’s LMA card shows if he or she has an AT-UND.

Beginning on 1 January 2022, the Swedish Migration Agency will issue new LMA cards with a QR code that you can scan to see if the card is valid and if the person on the photo has an AT-UND. No more personal information about the asylum seeker is shown and the search is not logged. The check is easily done with a QR reader on, for example, a smartphone or the hand scanner of a cash register. The information on the card is updated digitally, and you always get current information when you scan the card.

Older LMA cards with printed information on the period of validity and AT-UND will be gradually phased out during the first half of 2022.

Read more about employing an asylum seeker