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Swedish Migration Board still struggling with processing times for work permit applications

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Elmzell Advokatbyrå, one of the leading labour and employment law practices in Sweden, guaranteeing comprehensive and high quality assistance for all of our clients.
The Swedish Migration Board is still struggling to process migration applications speedily.

Despite efforts from the Swedish Migration Board to shorten the processing times for work permit applications, the applicant and his or her employer may find themselves waiting for several months or almost up to one year before the Swedish Migration Board takes a decision. As qualified and skilled employees are crucial for many businesses, the general recommendation is to submit the work permit application through a company that is certified by the Migration Board (such as Elmzell). A complete application will then normally be processed within ten to 20 days.


Petter Wenehult
Partner - Sweden
Elmzell Advokatbyrå