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More Information on a Swedish work-permit

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FinallyinEu
12/27/2011 15:13 EST

Hello all, I wrote and asked the Swedish Migrations Board what Jobs can a US citizen (or any foreigner do), and if they can apply for a work-permit AFTER they've arrived in Sweden. Basically it seems, unlike the rest of Europe, yes we can take any simple job until we find a better one, and yes we 'can' apply for a work-permit after getting to Sweden and finding a Job through networking.

Here (below) is their response to us and I hope it helps any of you:

To be granted a work permit requires that:

· you have a valid passport.

· you can earn your own living on the job you have been offered.

· you work to such an extent that your wage is at least SEK 13,000 per month.

In addition your employer must:

· have advertised the post in Sweden and the EU for at least ten days. (For new recruitment.)

· offer terms of employment that are equal to those of a Swedish collective agreement or what is customary within the profession or sector

· give the relevant union organisations the opportunity to express an opinion on the terms of employment in the job offer.

Those who receive a residence permit will be given a residence permit card. The card is proof of your residence permit. When you enter Sweden, you must therefore show your card along with a valid passport.

A ground rule saying it's recommended (even for Countries who don't need a visa) that you are in a country outside Sweden when applying and receiving the the decision of a work permit.

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