Working in Sweden

In order to work in Sweden, you must have a work permit. Read more about how to apply for a work permit or for a residence permit as a self-employed person or a researcher.


  • 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 you who are planning to apply for a work permit, and you who are waiting for a decision today.

  • New rules from 1 June for those applying for work permit

    The Swedish Riksdag has decided on several rule changes to strengthen the conditions for people with work permits. The new rules will come into effect 1 June 2022 and will affect almost everyone who applies for a work permit.

  • How the Temporary Protection Directive affects you if you intend to do seasonal work in Sweden

    The Swedish Migration Agency is currently rejecting applications for seasonal work from people who are resident in Ukraine. However, if you are from Ukraine and are in Sweden, you can receive a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive, which gives you the right to work.