Why work in Sweden?
The Swedish labour market is one of the most equal in the World, workers' rights are a cornerstone of the Swedish society and Sweden tops rankings in corporate social responsibility. Have a look at these 5 reasons to work in Sweden!
What do I need in order to work in Sweden?
In order to work in Sweden, you must have a work permit. Read more here about how to apply for a work permit or for a residence permit as a self-employed person or a visiting researcher.
How do I apply for a work permit?
The main rule is that you should apply for and have been granted a work permit before entering Sweden. Here you can find more information and do an online application.
Why study in Sweden?
The quality of Swedish higher education is high, with many universities ranked among the highest in the world. There are, however, many reasons to study in Sweden, check for example out these 5 reasons to study in Sweden.
What is required in order to study in Sweden?
If you are going to study at a university or university college in Sweden for longer than three months, you must have a residence permit. The permit must be in place before you travel to Sweden.
Can I visit Sweden while waiting for the residence permit?
Applicants are not prevented to go to Sweden, they could use the visa free regime (90 days during a 180 day period). But it is suggested that once they are in Sweden they inform the migration authorities about their stay there, so that the decision is not brought during the time they are in Sweden. Please note that it is always up to the border police if an applicant will be allowed to enter Schengen.
What is required to obtain a Tourist Visa?
Albanian citizens holding a biometric passport are able to travel freely to Schengen Countries. Use the visa free regime (90 days during a 180 day period).
Can I move to a relative or family member in Sweden?
In order to join your family or relative in Sweden, you must have a residence permit. Read more here about how to apply for yourself and on behalf of your child.
Can I apply for asylum at the Embassy?
Applications for residence permit in Sweden, including all claims that refer to asylum and protection, are processed by the Swedish Migration Agency. The Embassy would like to point out that it is not possible to apply for asylum at any Swedish Mission Abroad and that such applications should instead be submitted directly to the Migration Agency in Sweden or to the Swedish Border Police when entering the country. Furthermore, it is not possible for the Migration Agency to grant asylum to an individual who is not present in Sweden.
Those who are not able to apply for asylum from within Sweden are generally advised to contact the UNHCR or the relevant authorities in their country of residence.
More information about protection/asylum in Sweden can be found on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency.