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Sweden – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit Available

Effective March 1, 2018, Sweden has introduced new work and residence permit rules for intra-corporate transfer (ICT), transposing into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”.

ICT Permit

The new ICT work and residence permit is available to citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland as managers, specialists with suitable professional qualifications, or trainees with a university degree, to enter and remain in Sweden to work for a company that is established in Sweden within the same corporate group as the host company. For managers and specialist, the ICT permit is issued for a duration of up to twelve months, renewable for twelve months at a time up to a maximum total of three years for managers and specialists. For trainees, the maximum total stay is one year.

Intra-EU Mobility

  • A holder of an EU ICT permit issued in another EU member state can work at a company of the same group in Sweden by applying for an extended stay mobility ICT permit in Sweden.

Directive 2014/66/EU of 15 May 2014 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer” aims to create a consistent EU-wide system for non-EU nationals sent on assignment within a group of companies to EU Member States.

Employers intending to transfer third-country nationals to Sweden from outside the EU within the same group of companies should consult an immigration expert for advice on the application.

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