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New rules for seasonal work

01 Jun 2018

On 1 June 2018, a new law on seasonal work takes effect in Sweden: the so-called Seasonal Employment Directive. The directive applies to people from countries outside of the EEA and Switzerland who have been offered temporary seasonal work in Sweden from an employer who is established here. Seasonal work requires obtaining a work permit.

Seasonal work is common in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, horticulture and within the tourism industry.

You can find general information on the application process and the terms which apply on the Swedish Migration Agency’s website, in addition to FAQs regarding seasonal work permits.

At present, it is only possible to apply for work permit via a paper form, but it will eventually be possible to apply through the website.

Last updated 04 Jun 2018, 3.15 PM