• 16 April 2018

    Maintenance requirement for family members no longer applies

    When a family member applies for an extended residence permit through an employed or self-employed person who has been granted permanent residence, the requirement for sufficient means of support and housing will no longer apply.

  • 12 March 2018

    New law on seasonal employment

    On 1 June 2018, a new law on seasonal employment will take effect in Sweden: the so-called Seasonal Employment Directive. The Directive applies to people from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who intend to work in Sweden as seasonal workers.

  • 8 March 2018

    The Swedish Migration Agency performs overall assessments for extended work permits

    Two new judgements of the Migration Court of Appeal (MiÖD) from December 2017 enable the Swedish Migration Agency to make overall assessments of whether the conditions for a work permit have been fulfilled. In this way, it should be possible to compensate for minor errors.

  • 1 March 2018

    New law on intra-corporate transfer

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

  • 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.