Sweden – Work and Residence Permit Application Updates

What has changed

Effective immediately, Work and Residence Permit Renewal applications in Sweden are experiencing significant delays as immigration authorities are focusing their resources on the ongoing “migrant crisis.” Renewal applications are now taking four (4) to six (6) months to be processed. Previously, renewal applications were being processed in five (5) to eight (8) weeks.

However, authorities are continuing to prioritize new Work and Residence Permit Applications; they are taking one (1) to two (2) months to process for first time applicants and three (3) to five (5) months for foreign nationals who have worked in Sweden previously.

Who is affected?

  • All clients submitting Work and Residence Permit Renewal applications

What you need to do                                                                                                                                           Planning ahead

  • Clients should keep the processing delays in mind when applying for renewals.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.