Sweden Employer of Record Services

Work Permits and Visas in Sweden

Employer of Record Sweden

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Do I need a Work Permit or Visa to work in Sweden?

Whilst Agility EOR does not generally “sponsor” Work Permits (this practice is not always compatible with the EOR/PEO model), we can generally support candidates needing Swedish work permit.

In the event that an employee has long-term resident status in another EU country and also meets the criteria for long-term resident status in Sweden, the employee may submit an application to have their status transferred from their former country to Sweden. 

Anyone from outside the European Union who wants to work in Sweden needs to meet the following requirements to be granted a Swedish work permit:


  • Have obtained an advanced level degree* 
  • Be looking for employment 
  • Be financially stable enough to fund your travel home and living expenses throughout the time you’re requesting a visa. 
  • Have full coverage medical insurance that is accepted in Sweden 
  • Have a passport that is valid for the entirety of your stay in Sweden 
  • Be outside of Sweden at the time of application 

* An advanced degree is one that is either a Master’s (with 60 credits) or a Doctorate (with 120 credits) or a professional degree (with 60-330 credits). 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!