As an EU citizen, you are entitled to work in Sweden without permits. You can start working as soon as you enter Sweden; you also have the right to come to Sweden to look for a job. Your family also has the right to join you in Sweden as long as you have right of residence in Sweden. You can read more about right of residence at the Swedish Migration Board’s website.

When entering Sweden, you and any accompanying family members must have a valid passport or national ID card showing your citizenship.

Bringing your family

Your spouse/common law spouse/registered partner, dependent children and dependent parents have the right to join you in Sweden as long as you have right of residence in Sweden. If they are not EU citizens, they will need to apply for residence cards; however, this can also be done after moving to Sweden, at the same time as you register your right of residence.

Residence permits for family members of EU citizens

Long-term residents of EU countries

If you are a long-term resident of another EU country, but not a citizen, you may under some circumstances be granted Swedish migration status as a long-term resident of that country. You will then have rights similar to those of EU citizens. Read more at the Swedish Migration Board’s website.

What’s next?

Once you’ve decided to come to Sweden for work, it’s time to start planning your move. Read the step-by-step guide for an overview of all the practicalities to keep in mind when planning your move to Sweden.

Source: SI

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