Work permit in Sweden for your new employee
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Work permit in Sweden
My name is Lasse Ahlberg and I run Visa to Sweden. I make it easier for companies in Sweden who want to recruit and import labour from non European countries. I take care of all the paper work and all the bureaucracy that is a necessary evil when you want to hire somebody from outside the EU.
It´s a complicated and intricate piece of work to apply for a work permit in Sweden is. It´s easy to do wrong and get the application rejected. I can relieve you from that. I help you to get everything right and to get the application through the Migration Agency´s machinery smoother and faster – to a reasonable cost.
The three steps of the application
If you have a Swedish company, this is the basic order when you want to import labour from outside EU:
1. The company must begin by advertising the job in Sweden via “Arbetsförmedlingen” – the Swedish Public Employment Service. The ad must be displayed in all EU/ESS-countries plus Switzerland for at least 10 days before the company can invite someone from outside the EU.
2. The next step for the employer is to fill out a form and make a formal invitation to the person they want to hire. First though, the invitation must be sent to a trade union. If the trade union return a positive or neutral statement the invitation can be forwarded to the person you want to hire.
3. The last step is to help the worker to do a formal, personal application for work permit. When that´s done, he/she must sign it in the country where he/she is a citizen and submit it to the Swedish Embassy in that country.
This is what I do exactly:
- I write the recruitment ad and publish it according to the rules of the Swedish Public Employment Service and the Swedish Migration Board.
- I write the employment offer (6 page form) and send it to the trade union for evaluation.
- When the trade union has responded with a statement I put it in the invitation form.
- After that I send a complete offer/invitation to the applicant on behalf of the company.
- Finally I write the application for the person the company wants to employ. This person will most likely need quite a lot of help with the application, the required documents and different certificates.
The whole idea is to make the process easier for the company and the new employee – and to minimize the risk of failure with the application.
Faster processing time
I´m regularly in touch with Migrationsverket – the Swedish Migration Agency. There is no fast lane for applications, but there are ways to cut processing time.
If the application is made in a professional way, flawless and following the guidelines and routines of the Migration Agency, the processing time will be shorter and the company can get the worker here faster.