Internal transfer within the company (ICT permit)
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 permit
The employer must
- provide information about the 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 for using the e-service
In order to use the e-service and provide information about the employment, you need to
- have an e-identification
- know the email address of the person you want to employ.
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.
Once you have provided information about the employment in the e-service, select the trade union that is relevant to the work that the employee will perform. You submit the information for a statement via the e-service. The trade union reviews the terms of employment and sends its statement to you via the e-service.
As an employer, once you have provided information about the employment via the e-service, an email with a link will be sent to the person you wish to hire. The employee then submits an application for a work permit via the link.
As an employer, you can track the case by logging in to the e-service.
If you do not use the e-service, send the form Information about the employment and the union statement form to the trade union organisation that is relevant to the work that the employee is to perform. They will then send their statement back to you.
When a decision has been made, a copy will be sent to you as the employer in Sweden stating whether or not a permit has been granted. If you want to know the reasons for the decision, you will need a power of attorney from the employee. The permit applies only for work for the employer and in the position specified in the information about the employment.
People who are granted a permit for three months or more will also be given a residence permit card issued by the embassy or consulate-general. The card must be presented together with a passport upon entry to Sweden and it is proof of the person’s right to be in Sweden. It takes up to four weeks to manufacture and deliver the card.
If the Swedish Migration Agency rejects the 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.
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.
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.
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 use the e-service, you are given clear instructions on how to provide information about the 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.