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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