Immigration Alerts

5 ways to speed up your Work Visa application

Posted by staff alexander on Feb 23, 2017 10:23:00 AM

This post was originally published in January, 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

As with all corporate immigration, immigration compliance is essential when relocating employees to Sweden, a process that can be very time consuming. Shaving days off each step of your employee’s VISA application can be a great gain for a project or for the future of a company.

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Topics: Working in Sweden, HR, Moving to Sweden, Swedish Immigration

Immigration Documents and Compliance Reporting

Posted by Lena on Feb 9, 2017 1:07:00 PM

It is the responsibility of local HR to ensure that Immigration Documents and compliance reporting for employees relocating to Sweden are correct and current.
It’s easy to make a mistake - and the European Union gives false comfort with immigration procedures.
Some companies prefer to ask the employee to take charge of their own legal standing , but this is not a sound idea.
Why can’t the employees just look in their passports and review their residence cards and work permits to ensure that they are in the country legally? Because it’s your responsibility as a company to be compliant. The individual will certainly pay a hefty price being evicted, however employing illegal workers is a serious offence; not reporting them and maintaining current records is not just negligence it’s a crime! In most companies that responsibility sits with the local HR: It’s not feasible to blame the global mobility centre in the US/UK/Switzerland - It will reflect on the local business.
Hence, it’s a good idea to do a stress test on your organization and ensure that each employee has the correct legal standing, and that all required reports have been completed.

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Topics: Moving to Sweden

Travel with a pending application - Should you stay or should you go?

Posted by Emelie Wass on Jan 5, 2017 10:02:00 AM

This post was originally published in February, 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

While your work permit application is being processed by the Migration Agency, there are vast differences in what you are allowed to do and where you are allowed to go, depending on two main factors: the type of application and your citizenship

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Topics: Working in Sweden, Moving to Sweden, Swedish Immigration