News

  • 5 February 2018

    New judgement from the Migration Court of Appeal regarding the advertising of jobs

    The Migration Court of Appeal has recently decided a case which dealt with the advertising of jobs when applying for a work permit.

  • 18 January 2018

    Transfers within companies or groups

    On 1 March 2018, new rules on transfers within companies or groups, the so-called ICT Directive (Intra-Corporate Transfer Directive), will come into force in Sweden. These rules will become a part of the Aliens Act. Persons will be able to obtain an ICT permit if they are a citizen of a country outside of the EU and Switzerland, employed by a company outside of the EU, and coming to work at the company in Sweden. The permit applies to corporate transfers for individuals who will work as managers or specialists, or who will train at the company in Sweden.

  • 1 January 2018

    Sweden has signed an agreement with Hongkong regarding working holiday visa

    Sweden already has an agreement with Canada, Argentina, Australia, New Zeeland, Chile and South Korea regarding working holiday. An agreement on working holiday has now also been signed with Hongkong. The agreement is valid from January 1, 2018.

  • 27 December 2017

    Two new judgments from the Migration Court of Appeal

    In December, the Migration Court of Appeal decided two cases concerning terms of employment as they relate to the application for extension of a work permit. The judgments will be relevant to the Swedish Migration Agency’s handling of cases.

  • 30 November 2017

    New amendment to law concerning withdrawal of work permit

    The Swedish Parliament has decided that the withdrawal of a residence and work permit may be overturned if the employer has corrected deficiencies in the terms of employment that would otherwise result in withdrawal.

  • 1 November 2017

    Sweden has signed an agreement with Argentina regarding working holiday visa

    Sweden already has an agreement with Canada, Australia, New Zeeland, Chile and South Korea regarding working holiday. An agreement on working holiday has now also been signed with Argentina. The agreement is valid from 1 November 2017.

  • 26 October 2017

    New law on intra-corporate transfer

    On 1 March 2018, a new law on intra-corporate transfer will be initiated in Sweden, the so-called ICT Directive (Intra-Corporate Transfer). The directive applies to persons from a country outside the EEA and Switzerland, who will serve as a manager, specialist or intern at the host company in Sweden.

  • 16 March 2017

    Do not give out your login details on Facebook

    People who falsely claim to come from the Swedish Migration Agency have contacted applicants through Facebook on several occasions. The fraudsters have created their own account where they say that they work at the Swedish Migration Agency. Their aim is to get applicants’ login information for the BankID electronic identification solution.

  • 10 March 2017

    If you have received a temporary residence permit on the basis of protection, you can obtain a permanent residence permit if you are able to support yourself

    If you have applied for asylum and received a temporary residence permit that is valid for 12 or 13 months, you can receive an extended residence permit for up to two years if you still are in need of protection. If you are able to support yourself via work or self-employment, you can obtain a permanent residence permit in certain cases.