Frequently asked questions
1. I have got residence permit for a Schengen country an I want to work in Sweden. Do I have to apply for a work permit?
Yes. Read more under "How to apply".
2. I have received an e-mail from the Swedish Migration Agency that a decision has been made and that I have to contact the embassy. What happens now?
For further information about your decision, contact us by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Please state your case number or control number.
3. I have received the decision that I have been granted residence permit for Sweden. How do I get my residence card?
If you have a valid residence permit for another Schengen country, you can travel directly to Sweden and submit your biometrics for a residence card at one of the Swedish Migration Agency units. Read more under "How to apply".
4. I have a Blue Card for a Schengen country and I want to work in Sweden. How can I apply?
Swedish Migration Agency website
5. Our company wants to send some of our employees to work in Sweden for more than 5 days. We have heard that you now have to register that. How does this work?
Yes, foreign companies that post employees to work in Sweden for more than five days are liable to notify this to the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket). The law that regulates this came into force on 1 July 2013. Read more about this and how to register on the Swedish Work Environment Authority website:
Swedish Work Environment Authority
Last updated: August 2017