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Working in Sweden

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU and wish to work in Sweden, in most cases you need a work permit.

The easiest way to apply for a work permit is to do so online. Applications over the internet go directly to the Swedish Migration Agency.

Apply for a Work Permit online

Taiwanese applicants who are granted the permit and hold a passport with an identity card number can travel to Sweden directly (e.g. students, employees, applicants who intend to move to reside in Sweden) and leave their biometrics at the nearest Migration Agency unit. Once a residence and work permit card is published, the card will be sent to your address in Sweden.

Malaysian citizens do not require a visa and can travel directly to Sweden. (e.g. students, employees, applicants who intend to move to reside in Sweden) and leave their biometrics at the nearest Migration Agency unit. Once a residence and work permit card is published, the card will be sent to your address in Sweden.

Fee List

Work permit, EU Blue Card, ICT permit, seasonal work: SEK 2,000   - THB 6,450

 

Self-employed:             SEK 2,000   -   THB 6,450

Performer:                    SEK 1,500   -   THB 4,840

Au Pair:                          SEK 1,500   -   THB 4,840

Researcher:                   SEK 1,500   -   THB 4,840

Trainee (through international exchange programme or agreement):              SEK 1,500   -   THB 4,840

Volunteer:                      SEK 1,500   -   THB 4,840

 

Fee List for Application for family members of persons applying or holding a work permit

Adult:                                                    SEK 1,500   -   THB 4,840

Child under 18 years of age:              SEK 750      -   THB 2,420

 

Rules and required documents

There are different types of work permit in Sweden. Information on rules and documentation can be read on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

If you are interested in working in Sweden, you can also find information on the website Working in Sweden.

 

Approval from the Thai authorities

Before leaving for Sweden, Thai citizens must contact the Department of Employment in Thailand to get official approval to leave Thailand to work abroad:

Office of Overseas Employment Administration
Department of Employment, Bangkok 10400
Email: service@overseas.doe.go.th
Tel: +66 2245 9428
Fax: +66 2245 6717

Last updated 04 Mar 2020, 12.04 PM