Swedish work visas are divided into several categories depending on the purpose and duration of the visit. To hire non-EU nationals, an employer needs to know about different Sweden work visa types that Sweden Immigration provides. Sweden work visas are categorized as under:
Sweden Work Permit (Employer-sponsored)
Employees who have secured a job from a Swedish employer need to get this Sweden work permit. This is the most common work permit you will need to hire foreign workers from non-EU countries. As an employer, you must sponsor this work visa.
The ICT permit applies to those working for a company outside the EU and transfers them to the Swedish branch. The employer must apply to the Swedish Migration Board or the closest embassy/consulate.
Non-EU nationals who wish to enter Sweden temporarily for a business trip or conference need to apply for a business visa. This visa is generally valid for 90 days.
This Sweden work permit covers freelancers, entrepreneurs, and self-employed workers who wish to stay in the country for over three months. This visa acts as a residence permit and has to be granted before the applicant travels to Sweden.
Working Holiday visa
This is a residence permit available to residents of certain countries, allowing people between 18-30 years of age to stay in Sweden and work temporarily. It is valid for a year.
EU Blue Card
The EU blue card is a combined work and residence permit given to highly skilled workers with relevant professional experience.