In this article, we will explain the eligibility criteria for a work permit in Sweden and how to apply. For expert assistance with your immigration matter, contact Reiss Edwards, immigration lawyers and solicitors in London, on 020 3744 2797 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a migrant looking for a new place to live and work, if Sweden is not already high on your list, there are several reasons why it should be. Not only is Sweden renowned for its raw natural beauty, it has a free education system, high standard of living, excellent work-life balance, excellent healthcare, a rich and vibrant culture, clean, safe and orderly towns and cities, a transport system that is the envy of the world, and of course great skiing and snowboarding to name but a few of the many benefits. From the perspective of work and employment, being a modern and highly developed country, there are a wide variety of well-paid and skilled job opportunities available. Sweden is known for its innovative business culture and is home to some of the world’s best tech firms, including Spotify, Klarna, iZettle, and Skype. For those who wish to relocate to Sweden to work, it is possible to secure a work permit if you are a non-EU national as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.
In this article, we will explain the eligibility criteria for a work permit for Sweden and how to apply.
If you are not an EU national who is able to work in Sweden under freedom of movement, you will not need a work permit if you already have:
Otherwise, if you wish to work for an employer in Sweden, then you will need to apply for a work and residence permit.
Applicants for a Work Permit for Sweden must:
Prospective applicants should also be aware that special rules apply to those in specific occupations. This means that some foreign workers have to supply certain documents with their application or use a different form when applying. For this reason, it is important to check whether your occupation is affected by any of these special rules on the Swedish Migration Agency website.
The application process for a work permit for Sweden is completed online on the Swedish migration services website (Migrationsverket). The rules make it clear that foreign workers must apply for and be granted their work permits before travelling to Sweden. The application process for a work permit for Sweden is as follows:
Yes, in most cases, you will be able to bring your partner/spouse and dependant children with you to live in Sweden. They will be able to remain in Sweden for the same amount of time as the main permit holder. In addition, your family members will be able to work (assuming your work permit is for longer than six months).
In terms of applying for your family members, this can be done at the same time as applying for your work permit. If you are already in Sweden and your family members are yet to join you, your family members can submit an online application to join you from their home country. If you need any help with applying for a permit for your family members, speak to an immigration lawyer specialising in Swedish immigration law.
Reiss Edwards have the resources and expertise to assist with all aspects of Swedish immigration. If you need assistance with your Work Permit for Sweden or any other immigration matter, contact our Swedish Immigration Solicitors on 020 3744 2797 or by email at email@example.com
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