Sweden work visa, citizens from countries outside the EU must apply for a work permit to work in Sweden. As an EU citizen, you are entitled to work in Sweden without a permit. You also have the right to come to Sweden to look for a job. Your family has the right to join you in Sweden as long as you have right of residence in Sweden. Sweden work visa application online.
Family from outside the EU?
If your spouse/common law spouse/registered partner/dependent children/dependent parents are not EU citizens, they will need to apply for residence cards, but this can also be done after moving to Sweden, at the same time as you register your right of residence.
Citizens of non-EU countries
There are a few exceptions to the rule. Citizens of Argentina, Australia, Chile, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Korea and Uruguay aged 18–30 can also apply for a working holiday visa (link in Swedish) for up to one year. For employment that lasts less than three months, citizens of certain countries must have both a work permit and a visa. Also note that employees in certain fields may be exempt from work permit regulations.
Requirements for a work permit
To qualify for a work permit, you must have received an official offer of employment from a Swedish employer. The job must also:
- Have been advertised in the EU/EEA for at least ten days
- Offer terms of employment that match those set by Swedish collective agreements or those that are customary within the occupation or industry
- Pay a minimum monthly salary of SEK 13,000 before taxes.
You must also hold a valid passport in your home country.
Permits for family members
If you are a non-EU citizen eligible to receive a work permit, your spouse/common law spouse/registered partner and children up to age 21 (as well as children over 21 who are financially dependent on you) have the right to join you in Sweden. They must apply for residence permits, either as part of your application or separately.
International students with a residence permit in Sweden are allowed to work alongside their studies. If they want to stay and work in Sweden after completing their studies, they need a work permit. For more information and advice on Swedish immigration law and Swedish visa applications please contact us on email@example.com