Higher fees take effect with beginning of new year
14 Jan 20
IMPACT – MEDIUM
The Swedish Migration Agency has increased work permit application fees. The new rates took effect Jan. 1, 2020.
The fees in some key categories are as follows:
|Category||Old Fee||New Fee|
|Work permit extension||1,000 SEK||2,000 SEK|
|Family member of work permit holder – adult||1,000 SEK||1,500 SEK|
|Family member of work permit holder – child||500 SEK||750 SEK|
|Performer||1,000 SEK||1,500 SEK|
|Au pair||1,000 SEK||1,500 SEK|
|Athlete||1,000 SEK||1,500 SEK|
|Working holiday||1,000 SEK||1,500 SEK|
|Researcher||1,000 SEK||1,500 SEK|
|Volunteer (new category)||N/A||1,500 SEK|
|Work permit after completed research (new category)||N/A||1,500 SEK|
A full list of the new work permit fees is available on this Migration Agency website.
Analysis & Comments: Sweden’s Migration Agency fees are now significantly higher in some key categories. Employers may need to make adjustments to their budgets to account for the new rates.
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