Are you a non-EU citizen wishing to carry out seasonal work in Sweden? You can find information below on the conditions, procedures and rights you can enjoy during your stay.
If you wish to work in Sweden for more than three months, you must have:
- a work and residence permit; and
- a valid passport.
|Where and how to apply|
Seasonal Work permit
To be granted a seasonal work permit, you must:
If you have been offered temporary employment as a seasonal worker by an employer who is not established in Sweden, you should apply for a work permit under the general rules for non-EU workers.
Your employer must
If your employer rents or provides you with accommodation, the following applies:
You can apply for a seasonal work permit by using the form Application for a seasonal work permit, number 263011 in Sweden, which you can hand in at a Swedish embassy or consulate-general.
The application must be made before entry, and you may not be residing in an EU country.
If it is not possible to apply in your country, you should apply at the embassy or consulate-general that is closest to the country in which you live. For information about the procedure for embassies or consulates-general, go to swedenabroad.com.
If you apply at an embassy or a consulate-general, you pay the fee when you submit your application. You will need to contact the relevant embassy or consulate-general for information on fees, as they do not follow the same regulations on fees that the Swedish Migration Agency does.
You must enclose:
The rental agreement or documentary evidence on accommodation must state:
|Duration of validity of permits|
The work and residence permit is valid for the period of employment.You can only get a seasonal work permit for a maximum of six months within a 12-month period.
If you want to continue working in Sweden, you will need to extend your seasonal work permit. You will also need to submit a new application if you have a seasonal work permit but want to change profession or employer. The application must be submitted before your current permit expires.
You can only get a seasonal work permit for a maximum of six months within a 12-month period.
If the Migration Agency refuses your application, you can appeal the decision within three weeks from the date when you were informed of the decision. Information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in your decision.
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