Permits

Extend your stay

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Keen to stay on in Sweden? It may be possible to extend your permit or become a Swedish citizen.

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Extending a work permit

If you would like to keep working beyond the period of your current work permit, you can apply for an extension. This is done through the Migration Agency and the fee is SEK1,000, if you are extending to work with the same employer. If you have had a work permit for six months or more, and apply before your existing permit expires, you can keep working while waiting for the decision. You can read more about the requirements and how to apply on: Swedish Migration Agency – Extending a permit.

 

International students - working after your studies

If you’re a citizen of a non-EU country, you can apply to extend your residence permit for up to six months so that you can look for work or start your own business. You can read more about the requirements and how to apply on: Swedish Migration Agency – After your studies

 

Become a citizen

In order to become a citizen you must have a right of residence or a residence permit and have lived in Sweden for a certain period of time. In most cases it concerns a continuous period of 5 years. However, if you are married to, living in a registered partnership with or cohabiting with a Swedish citizen, you can apply for Swedish citizenship after three years. The application fee for citizenship is SEK1,500. You can read more about the requirements and how to apply on: Swedish Migration Agency – Becoming a Swedish citizen.