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Key Points

  • Proposed amendments to better protect foreign national workers in Sweden
  • Amendment to create new residence work permit for highly qualified workers


The government of Sweden plans to improve labor migration to the country through several amendments over the next six months. These amendments will intend to counter the exploitation of labor migrants and to attract and retain international expertise. Under one of the amendments, employment contracts will be made mandatory for a work permit to be granted. The government will also more strictly monitor family member immigration. One of the amendments proposed would also introduce a new residence permit for certain highly qualified workers.

What are the Changes?

The government of Sweden has proposed an amendment that would protect migrant labor in the country and create a new residence permit for highly qualified workers.

Looking Ahead

If approved, these amendments will enter into force on June 1, 2022. Continue to check the government of Sweden’s website for additional updates and information.

Source: Government Offices of Sweden

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