The Swedish government has increased its application filing fees for work and residence permits.

Key Points:

  • As of June 1, filing fees for work permits, work permit extensions and residence permits for highly qualified individuals looking for work or to start a business increased to 2,200 SEK from 2,000 SEK.
  • Filing fees for EU Blue Card, Intra-Corporate Transferees (ICT) and seasonal work permits remain at 2,000 SEK.
  • A list of filling fees for employees, individuals who are self-employed and their family members is available here.

Additional Information: Processing times for work and residence permit applications have increased throughout 2022. Applicants should expect processing to take 10-12 weeks instead of the normal two weeks. Individuals can check this website on current processing time estimates.

BAL Analysis: Employers should take the new filing fees into account when adjusting their 2022 budgets. Employees and employers should expect longer than normal processing times for work and residence permit applications.

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