How to Get a Work Permit for Sweden

Sweden Work Permit

Sweden Work Permit

Got a job in Sweden and interested in going there for work?  You might qualify for a Sweden Work Permit.  The process you will take to get this type of visa will depend on whether you are a citizen of a non-EU country, an EU citizen with your family, starting your own business, or working for an employer.

Go to my Sweden visa page for information on other types of visas for Sweden.

Below I’ll tell you the simple steps on how to get a Work Permit for Sweden.

Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S., click here. Full address information for each Consulate is here.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.
  • Sweden Permit units are where you can submit applications and get decisions on resident permits for work and student purposes.
Gather documentation
Visa fee
  • Go to the website of your embassy or consulate to find out the latest fees.
  • The master list of visa fees is located here.
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the consulate you found in Step 1.

Receive visa
  • Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Sweden will give to you your brand new Sweden visa.
  • Here are some useful tips for those planning to move to Sweden.
  • Here are some useful tips on how to get a job in Sweden, including the skills shortage list.
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