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.

If you need a visa to enter Sweden.
If you need a visa to enter Sweden, which is the case for instance for citizens of Indonesia,  you must arrange for the visa before your departure. Make an appointment through VFS Global telephone: +62 (0)213041 8707 to present your visa application at the Embassy. 
Bring the passport that you used when applying for a 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 notified. You must bring your passport with you when you collect the residence card.

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. Pay the application fee
The payment of the Schengen visa fee should be made in advance through the Embassy's account in the PT Bank ANZ Indonesia:

PT Bank ANZ Indonesia
ANZ Tower, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 33-A
Jakarta 10220 - Indonesia
Swift ID : ANZBIDJX
Account No. : 4033 6001 00012
Beneficiary : Embassy of Sweden

The visa fee in Indonesian rupiah (IDR) is not a fixed amount, since the amount in IDR is affected by the exchange rates. Please double check the current rate under 'Fees' in the menu at the left prior to making the payment.

3. Present an application at the embassy
You can schedule an appointment by e-mailing the Embassy:
ambassaden.jakarta-visum@gov.se.

Bring alonog the completed application form together with all your documents and the receipt of payment.

You can find the address of the embassy under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.

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. At the same time, your employer or contractor will be informed of the decision.

5. Arrange for a residence permit card
If you are granted a permit for more than three months, you will receive a residence permit card. You arrange for the card in the same way as described above under ‘Applying online’.