Sweden to Close Certification Process on Dec. 15, 2023

The Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) has reminded interested parties that its certification process ends on December 15, 2023. The last day to submit an application for a work permit as a certified employer is December 14, 2023. On January 29, 2024, the new working method for handling work permit applications will be introduced.

What to Expect
  • Between December 15, 2023 and January 29, 2023, Migrationsverket will focus on finalizing the new way of working and handling the applications received from certified actors.
  • Through the certification process, employers have been able to access faster processing. Migrationsverket has striven to make decisions for complete applications for a work permit within ten working days for the first application and 20 working days for a renewal application.
  • According to the authorities, the system has grown so large that it has come to include a large number of applications that should not be prioritized according to the Swedish Migration Agency’s mission to promote the recruitment of highly qualified labour.
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