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

The most common reasons a Swedish Work Visa is rejected

Posted by staff alexander on Feb 16, 2017 10:50:00 AM

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

After spending a lot of resources on talent acquisition, the last thing you want is for it to trip on the last stumbling block with getting a Swedish work visa rejected. Government compliance is a key component for successful talent management and relocating employees. The talent pool in Sweden is often too small when you need to close a skill gap, reaching out for international employees is the only way to go and that is why it is crucial to know how the process of applying for a work visa works and how to prevent the reasons why a Swedish work visa is rejected. 

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Topics: Working in Sweden, HR, Swedish Immigration

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

Becoming a Swedish citizen - Dual Citizenship!

Posted by staff alexander on Dec 22, 2016 12:18:00 PM

Have you resided in Sweden in a certain amount of time and now wonder whether to become a Swedish citizen or not? If you are anticipating to become a Swedish citizen, there are some aspects to this that need to be taken under consideration.

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Topics: Swedish Immigration

The importance of cancelling a work permit after the employment ceases

Posted by staff alexander on Dec 15, 2016 10:06:00 AM

In our line of business, we see a lot of transferees (i.e., the person who is moving to Sweden for work) who have been granted work permits for a longer period of time than their employment in Sweden lasted. Considering the hidden consequences of work permits being granted for longer than the employment lasts, we thought we’d address it here.

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Topics: Swedish Immigration

Securing work permits in just 5 days – why 10 000 hidden hours lie behind this

Posted by staff alexander on Dec 8, 2016 11:49:00 AM

The never-ending negative PR surrounding the Swedish migration agency’s slow processing of work permits has gained some traction in the press again.

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Topics: Swedish Immigration

How to manage staff with your local HR in prison – or how to avoid getting there!

Posted by Lena on Nov 24, 2016 9:44:00 AM

It is the responsibility of local HR to ensure that Immigration Documents and compliance reporting for employees relocating to Sweden are correct and current.

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Topics: Swedish Immigration

PETS AND HOUSE HUNTING IN SWEDEN – PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

Posted by staff alexander on Nov 17, 2016 9:06:00 AM

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.

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Topics: HR, Swedish Immigration

Blue Card Use Around Europe

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Oct 25, 2016 10:10:00 AM

What is the Blue Card?

TheEuropean Blue Card is a special EU work permit issued by all but three member states of the European Union to highly skilled non-EU citizens.

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Topics: Swedish Immigration

The most common reasons a Swedish Work Visa is rejected

Posted by staff alexander on Jul 26, 2016 10:02:00 AM

After spending a lot of resources on talent acquisition, the last thing you want is for it to trip on the last stumbling block. Government compliance is a key component for successful talent management and relocating employees to Sweden. The talent pool in Sweden is often too small when you need to close a skill gap, reaching out for international employees is the only way to go.

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Topics: HR, Swedish Immigration, Work Permit/Business Visa to Sweden