This applies to artists wishing to perform in Sweden. The performing artist category includes singers, musicians, dancers, circus artists and fairground workers, etc. Those accompanying the artist as technicians, road managers, etc, also fall under this category and must therefore have permits as well.
Performing artists who have been contracted for a temporary radio or TV engagement by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, the Swedish Television Company, the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company or the Nordic Television Company are exempt from the work permit requirement for a period of one month.
This application can be submitted to in person or by mail to the Embassy in Washington OR to any of the Swedish Consulates in the United States except for the Consulate General in New York and the consulates within its consular district (Boston, Jamestown and Philadelphia).
Please submit 2 copies of the following documents:
How much does it cost?
Application fees can be found in the Service Fees list.
As soon as all the documents have been received your case will be forwarded to the Swedish Migration Agency.
For processing time, please visit the Swedish Migration Agency´s website.
If you are granted a residence permit and you are a U.S Citizen you are able to submit the biometric data for the residence permit card in Sweden.
If you require a visa in order to travel to Sweden, you will have to submit the biometric data at the Embassy and receive your residence permit card before entering Sweden.