Sweden is one of the key destinations for the skilled professionals looking to live and work abroad. Earlier, Sweden was not issuing any permit to allow people to come to Sweden to find a job and setup their own business. However, in the month of June 2022, Swedish government has introduced a Residence permit for highly qualified persons to look for work or start a business, i.e. Sweden job seeker visa.
This new Swedish visa allows people to seek for a job in Sweden. This job seeker visa will be valid for minimum 3 months; however, can be granted for a maximum of 9 months.
To be eligible to apply for this permit, you:
As already mentioned, to apply for job seeker visa travel to Sweden, you need an advanced degree. Your degree will be considered as advanced level, if it corresponds any of the following:
While submitting the application, you need to provide a letter granting the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) the right to contact your educational institution to validate the educational documents you have submitted.
The Swedish Migration Agency sends your documents to UHR, so that they can assess your level of education. The Agency cannot answer questions about the level of your degree before you have made your application. This permit is a first step towards the work permit, i.e. Sweden work visa.
Use e- services to make application
To make an application, you require,
Since the skilled professionals in India enquire a lot about, Sweden work visa for Indian, therefore it is important to know about a key aspect regarding the document translation. If your examination certificate and official transcript are issued is not in either Swedish or English, get the same translated into Swedish or English through an authorized translator. Attach the copies of the original documents and the translated documents to your application.
Paper application for Job seeker permit
If you are not able to submit your application through e-service, you can rather fill in the form Residence permit for highly qualified persons to look for work or start a business.
After you submit the application
Once the applicant has submitted an application for a residence permit, the Swedish Migration Agency verifies the submitted application and documents and accordingly takes decision. The permit can be granted for a minimum of 3 months and for no more than 9 months
Once you receive the approval
If you are also interested in applying for job seeker permit and subsequently, the Sweden work permit for Indian, find out answer of few most common and frequently asked questions:
Can I bring family members with me on this permit?
It is not possible to bring any family members with you on this permit. However, if you find employment you can apply for a work permit, which will allow family members to join you in Sweden.
Can I work on job seeker permit?
You are not allowed to work on the job seeker permit. If you find a job in Sweden, you need to apply for a work permit in order to start working. However, you are allowed to start working immediately after submitting the work permit application (Do not need to wait for the approval).
What is a comprehensive health insurance?
A comprehensive health insurance (CHI) covers the following:
Usually, a good and comprehensive travel insurance covers the above-mentioned healthcare services. However, you must have proof that the insurance is valid for the whole residence period.
How can I get a permit to start my own business in Sweden?
If you wish to start a business in Sweden, you can apply for a residence permit as a self-employed person in Sweden and operate your business while the Swedish Migration Agency processes your application.
If you need further clarification or assistance to apply for a Sweden Job Seeker Visa, you may get in touch with a qualified and trusted Immigration Expert at Visas Avenue. You may call VA immigration expert on Toll-Free-Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you can drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements, etc. The content and information shared above are just for the knowledge and understanding of the people who aspire to apply for jobs in Sweden after acquiring permanent residency visa.
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