EU Blue Card
If you are a citizen of a non-EU country and have received an offer of employment for highly-qualified work, you can apply for an EU Blue card. You must have the equivalent of 180 credits of tertiary education or five years of professional experience and a salary that is at least one and a half times the average gross salary in Sweden.
Requirements for an EU Blue Card
To get an EU Blue Card, you must
- have a valid passport
- have the equivalent of 180 credits of tertiary education or five years of relevant professional experience
- have or have applied for comprehensive health insurance that is valid for care in Sweden (the health insurance should cover the first three months in Sweden, before you get registered)
- have a contract or offer of employment for highly qualified work for at least one year
- have a salary that is at least one and a half times bigger than an average salary in Sweden.
Your employer must
- have advertised the position in Sweden and the EU/EEA and Switzerland for at least 10 days
- create an offer of employment and give the relevant trade union the opportunity to comment on the conditions of employment
- offer conditions of employment that are at least at the same level as Swedish collective agreements or what is customary in the profession or industry.
Requirements for using the e-service
In order to use the e-service, you need
- to get an email from your employer with a link that will take you to the e-service
- copies of the pages of your passport that show your personal data, photograph, signature, passport number, issuing country, period of validity and if you have permission to stay in countries other than your home country (if your passport is about to expire, you should extend it because you are not able to get a permit for longer than your passport is valid)
- trade union statement
- employment contract from the employer in your home country
- be able to pay the application fee by credit card
- offer of employment and a statement regarding the conditions of employment from the relevant trade union which you will get from your employer or principal in Sweden.
- degree certificate/register excerpt from your university or an employer’s certificate from your previous employers
- copy of your current EU Blue Card if you have been given such a card in another EU country.