14 October 2019

New online application for even more workers

On 26 September the Swedish Migration Agency launched a new online application regarding work permits for performers, athletes, seasonal workers and holiday work for young people. People applying for an EU blue card or a residence permit as a self-employed person now also have a new online application.

In previous news items the Swedish Migration Agency has said that the online application has been given a new look and several new functions that make it easier for you and your employer to fill in the application correctly, thereby reducing the risk of having to supplement it.

The biggest change if you are applying for an EU blue card or if you are applying for a work permit as a performer, athlete or for seasonal worker is that your employer now starts the process and digitally fills the offer of employment in the online application.

It also means that if you are applying for a work permit for seasonal work in Sweden, you can now apply online. Previously you could only apply via a paper application to an embassy.

Since it is now your employer who begins the application by creating an offer of employment online, this means that, through the application, the Swedish Migration Agency gets a verified email address both for your employer and for you, as the applicant, so we can communicate securely with both parties.

Read about what other changes have previously been made in the online application

Read more about how to apply for a work permit for a performer, athlete or seasonal worker and holiday work or for an EU blue card

Read more about how you apply for a residence permit for self-employment