Sweden – New Transition Period for UK Nationals to Obtain Work and Residence Permits

What has changed

Beginning March 30, 2019, the Swedish Government will introduce a transition period for twelve (12) months for British nationals and their family members, in case a no-deal agreement is made during the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK.

Currently, British nationals are not required to obtain a work and residence permit in Sweden because they are considered to be EU nationals. However, in case of a no deal agreement, British nationals would thereafter be required to obtain work and residence permits in twelve (12) month post-March 30, 2019.

Who is affected

All clients who have British national employees (with or without accompanying family members) residing and working Sweden.

What to expect

During this transition period, British nationals currently residing and working in Sweden will be permitted to continue residing and working in Sweden for an additional twelve (12) months from March 30, 2019. The transition period will allow British nationals currently residing in Sweden to apply for a work and residence permit without having to leave the country.

Emigra Worldwide will keep clients informed about updates related to new procedures and their impact on ongoing and upcoming assignments.

What you need to do

Emigra Worldwide can provide assistance on how to complete the process and the specific requirements for work and residence permits for all British nationals and their family members.

Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.