How to apply

Most people applying for a work permit should use the Swedish Migration Agency website and apply online.

If you are applying online, are granted a permit and do not need a visa to enter Sweden, you do not normally have to visit the Embassy. Regardless of how you apply, your work permit must have been granted before you leave for Sweden.

How to proceed (for applications on paper forms, see further down):

Applying on online

1. Prepare your documentation
Check which documents and personal data you need. The Swedish Migration Agency gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner.

Read more under ‘Required documents’ and on the Swedish Migration Agency website.

Instructions on the Swedish Migration Agency website

2. Applying
Follow the Swedish Migration Agency’s instructions. You attach documents electronically and pay the application fee using a VISA card or a MasterCard. Family members use the same online application if they apply at the same time as you.

The online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency for processing and a decision.

Swedish Migration Agency web application

3. Waiting for a decision
When the Swedish Migration Agency has reached its decision, you will be informed of this by email. The actual decision will be given to you when you visit the Embassy. Bring your passport when collecting your decision. Your employer or contractor will be informed of the decision by post.

4. Acquiring a residence permit card
If you are granted a permit for more than three months, you will be issued with a residence permit card. You need to visit the Embassy to be photographed and fingerprinted for the card. To do so you need to make an appointment at the Embassy via e-mail at ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se or by phone at +88 02 55668525 or +880 2 01777 763880(Sundays to Thursdays 3pm - 4pm). We prefer if you make your appointment before you get your decision on your requested residence permit.

It can take up to four weeks for the residence permit card to be prepared and delivered to the Embassy. Once the card has arrived there you will be informed by the Embassy. When collecting your UT-card, you must bring your passport with you.

If you do not require a visa to enter Sweden
If you are granted a permit for more than three months and do not need a visa, you travel to Sweden and arrange for the card there. Contact the Swedish Migration Agency for photographing and fingerprinting.

Applying on a paper form

If you cannot or do not want to apply online, you apply on a paper form that you submit to the Embassy.

1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal data you need. The Swedish Migration Agency gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner.

Read more under ‘Required documents’ and on the Swedish Migration Agency website.

Instructions on the Swedish Migration Agency website

2. Visit the Embassy and pay the application fee at the Bank
You will get a bankslip at the Embassy when applying. Read more under "Fees".

3. Registration of you application at the Embassy
Bring the completed application form with you, together with all the required documents and a receipt of payment at the Standard Chartered Bank.To leave your application at the Embassy you need to make an appointment via e-mail at ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se or by phone at 885 2600 or +880 2 01777 763880  (Sundays to Thursdays 3pm - 4pm).

The Embassy sends your documents to the Migration Agency in Sweden.

4. Wait for a decision
The Swedish Migration Agency informs the Embassy of its decision. The Embassy then contacts you if they require additional documents/information or if your application is refused. At the same time, your employer or contractor will be informed of the decision.   

5. Arrange for a residence permit card (UT-Card)
If you are granted a permit for more than three months, you will be issued with a residence permit card. You need to visit the Embassy to be photographed and fingerprinted for the card. To do so you need to make an appointment at the Embassy via e-mail at ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se or by phone at 885 2600 or +880 2 01777 763880 (Sundays to Thursdays 3pm - 4pm). We prefer if you make your appointment before you get your decision on your requested residence permit.

It can take up to four weeks for the residence permit card to be prepared and delivered to the Embassy. Once the card has arrived there you will be informed by the Embassy. When collecting your UT-card, you must bring your passport with you.

 

 

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