Applying for a work permit

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU and wish to work in Sweden, in most cases you need a work permit.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a work permit is to do so online. Applications over the internet go directly to the Swedish Migration Agency and are given priority.

Where to hand in your application

Residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan should apply at the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong.

Residents of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang shall apply at the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai.

Residents of all other provinces shall apply at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing.

Rules and required documents

Read in the menu on the left about which rules apply, which documents are required and how you make your application.

If you are interested in working in Sweden, you can also find comprehensive information at the website Working in Sweden.

Working in Sweden