The Swedish Migration Agency is introducing new rules for better passport check
From 1 November, applicants for a work permit must personally show their passport before the Swedish Migration Agency can make a decision.
The new requirement affects both people who are applying for a work permit for the first time and those who are applying for an extended work permit, but it applies only if they are using a passport that they have not previously shown to the Swedish Migration Agency, a Swedish embassy, or a consulate-general. A person who applies for a work permit with a passport that she/he has already shown in connection with a personal visit does not need to show it again.
If the Swedish Migration Agency wants to see the passport, we will contact the employee or her/his representative with information about how to book an appointment to show the passport.
A person who needs a residence permit card to be able to travel to Sweden will have their fingerprints taken and be photographed when she/he visits the Swedish embassy or consulate-general to show their passport.