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Work permits

Rules and regulations for moving to Sweden for work from anywhere in the world.

The rules for moving to Sweden for work vary depending on your country of citizenship. Common to all workers staying longer than six months is that after you fulfil any requirements and have any applications approved, you can bring your family with you to Sweden, and they can begin to study or work right away. After selecting your category below, you’ll find full details on the application process for citizens of your country.

Select your country/region below for the rules and regulations that apply to you. Please note that the information on these pages is general and based on your country of citizenship. If you are a long-term resident in an EU country where you are not a citizen, please visit the Swedish Migration Board’s website for regulations.

If you are moving to Sweden to join a family member already legally living in Sweden, visit the Swedish Migration Board’s website to learn about the rules for applying for a general residence permit in Sweden based on family ties.