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Apply for work permit

This guide will help you get an overview of the most important steps when it comes to getting a job in Sweden and what you’ll have to think about.

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Generally, you will need to apply for your permit before entering Sweden, though in some cases you may be able to apply from within Sweden if you are already legally living in the country.

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The application process

Generally, you will need to apply for your permit before entering Sweden, though in some cases you may be able to apply from within Sweden if you are already legally living in the country.

  • Receive an offer of employment – which must have been approved by a relevant trade union.
  • Compile and submit your application – either online or through a paper application submitted to your closest Swedish embassy or consulate. Your completed application must include:
    – a completed application form
    – copies of the pages of your passport that show personal data, period of validity and whether you have permission to live in countries other than your country of origin (e.g. other visas or residence permits)
    – your offer of employment and the statement from the trade union
    – an application fee.
  • The Migration Agency considers your application and informs you of its decision, see current waiting times.
  • Submit data for visa and residence permit card.
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The application process

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Generally, you will need to apply for your permit before entering Sweden, though in some cases you may be able to apply from within Sweden if you are already legally living in the country.

The application process

Generally, you will need to apply for your permit before entering Sweden, though in some cases you may be able to apply from within Sweden if you are already legally living in the country.

  • Receive an offer of employment – which must have been approved by a relevant trade union.
  • Compile and submit your application – either online or through a paper application submitted to your closest Swedish embassy or consulate. Your completed application must include:
    – a completed application form
    – copies of the pages of your passport that show personal data, period of validity and whether you have permission to live in countries other than your country of origin (e.g. other visas or residence permits)
    – your offer of employment and the statement from the trade union
    – an application fee.
  • The Migration Agency considers your application and informs you of its decision, see current waiting times.
  • Submit data for visa and residence permit card.

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The application process

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