If you want to work in Sweden, you must have an offer of employment from an employer in Sweden. You must have a work permit in order to work in Sweden.
A case has been reported of people being contacted by a person, claiming to work for the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Abeba, offering to facilitate a work position in Sweden as well as an appointment to apply for work permit in Sweden in return for a fee. This is a fraudulent act and the person is not working for the Embassy of Sweden.
The Embassy of Sweden does not facilitate any work positions in Sweden. There is no fee or cost to make an appointment at the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Abeba.
The easiest way to apply is to apply online at the Migration Agency’s website. Please note that it is the employer in Sweden initiates the work permit application by completing an offer of employment on the Migration Agency's website. Your employer needs information about your name, date of birth, citizenship, education and your email address.
When your employer has complete an offer of employment you will receive an email with information about how to apply for a work permit.
In the application you provide information about yourself. If your family is coming with you to Sweden you apply for permits for them at the same time. You should also check that the information about your employment terms in the offer of employment corresponds with what you and your employer have agreed on.
It is important that you have access to the email address you give your employer until you have received a decision regarding your application. The Swedish Migration Agency will use this email address to communicate with you throughout the application period.
If you are unable to apply online you can book an appointment by e-mailing the Embassy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You and the employer are responsible for showing the Migration Agency that the requirements above have been met. You do this by completing the application form for employees and the employer completes the Offer of Employment form.