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Key Points

  • Sweden will now require work permit applicants to provide a Standard Industrial Classification code within their application


The government of Sweden introduced the requirement for Standard Industrial Classification (SNI) code to be included with all work permit applications as of October 19, 2023.

Beginning in 2024, SNI codes will be one of the factors used by the government to determine which visa category to apply under.

What are the Changes?

The Swedish government introduced new requirements for the use of SNI codes for employers of foreign national workers. According to the announcement, this change reflects Sweden’s new work permit application process, which will go into effect in January 2024.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Sweden’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Migration Sweden

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