You can enter, reside and work in Sweden as an intra-corporate transferee if you are a manager, specialist or trainee employee. The definitions and conditions of admission are governed by the EU Directive on intra-corporate transfer (Articles 3 and 5 of Directive 2014/66/EU). If you fulfil the conditions, you will be issued an intra-Corporate Transferee permit.
Please note that before being transferred from a company branch located outside of the EU to a branch in Sweden you must have been employed by that company for a certain time period: if you are a manager 3 months; a specialist 3 months; a trainee 3 months.
|Where and how to apply|
You (the applicant) can apply for an ICT permit by using the form Application for ICT permit to work in Sweden – for persons who are not in Sweden, which you can hand in at a Swedish embassy or consulate-general.
The application must be made before entry, and you may not be residing in an EU country.
The applicable fee is 2000 SEK (approximately 200 Euro).
Regarding the indicative processing time, a decision on the ICT permit and extended-stay mobility ICT permit will be made within 90 days.
The decision to grant a permit is sent to the embassy or the consulate-general where you submitted your application. You must have your passport with you when you come to collect your decision. You may receive a permit for the time period for which you are offered work, but not longer than the validity period of your passport.
If your application for an ICT permit is granted, you will receive a residence permit card that says “ICT”. If you apply for an extended-stay mobility ICT permit, and you application is granted, you will receive a residence permit card that says “ICT mobile”. The card is proof that you have permission to stay in Sweden, and contains your fingerprints and a photograph of you.
When the residence permit card is ready, you may come and collect it from the embassy or consulate-general, or they will send it to you. Bear in mind that it can take up to four weeks to produce and deliver the card to the embassy or consulate-general after you have received your decision. When entering Sweden, you must present your residence permit card together with a valid passport.
If you need a visa to travel to Sweden, you will need to visit the Swedish embassy or consulate-general as soon as possible to have your fingerprints and photograph taken. You need to do this even if you have had a residence permit card previously, as your photograph and fingerprints cannot be saved.
If you are able to travel to Sweden without a visa, you will need to be able to present a copy of the decision when entering Sweden. You must make an appointment to have your fingerprints and photograph taken as soon as you can after arriving in Sweden. When your residence permit card is ready, it will be sent to your address in Sweden. This also applies if you apply for an extended-stay mobility ICT permit when you are in Sweden.
The card entitles you to work in Sweden for the employer, and in the occupation, that you specified in your application. The card is valid for the time period stated in the decision.
An ICT permit, or an extended-stay mobility ICT permit, cannot be granted if you have reached the maximum time limit for a transfer within the company. This means that a permit cannot be granted for a longer time than three years for managers and specialists, or for longer than one year for trainees. If you have an ICT permit for another EU state, you may only receive an extended-stay mobility ICT permit that is valid during the same time period as the ICT permit.
To be granted an ICT permit, you must:
Your employer must:
The employment contract and trainee agreement must contain the following information:
|Duration of validity of permits|
The period of validity of the ICT permit is of at least one year or the duration of the transfer (whichever is shorter), and may be extended to a maximum of 3 years for managers and specialists and 1 year for trainee employees.
If the Swedish Migration Agency rejects your application, you may lodge an appeal against the decision within three weeks of the date when you received notification of the decision. Information on how to do this can be found in the documentation for your decision.
|Extension or renewal|
If you wish to continue working in Sweden, you must extend your ICT permit or extended-stay mobility ICT permit. The application must be submitted before your current permit expires. The permit may be extended for up to three years if you are working as a manager or specialist, or up to one year if you are a trainee.
|Change of status|
If you have, or have applied for, an ICT permit, or have an extended-stay mobility ICT permit, you must notify the Swedish Migration Agency if anything changes that affects the terms of the permit. This could apply if, for example, you are not receiving the remuneration you have been offered, or your terms of employment have been downgraded.
If you do not report changes that affect the terms of the permit, your application for a permit or extension of a permit may be rejected, your permit may be withdrawn, or you may, in the worst case, be fined or imprisoned for up to six months.
You can report changes by sending a letter to the Swedish Migration Agency in which you explain what has changed. You must clearly state your name and reference number (case number).
Send your letter to the Swedish Migration Agency, PO Box 3100, 903 03 Umeå.
Your employer must also notify the Swedish Migration Agency if anything changes that affects the terms of your permit.
Your family may also receive a residence permit for the same period as you.
The following count as family members:
If your family will be accompanying you, and you are applying for them at the same time, you must also enclose:
The documents must be translated into Swedish or English by an authorised public translator. You must enclose a copy of the original document and a copy of the translation of the documents.
The family members can also be granted work permit
A person with an ICT permit benefits from equal treatment with nationals of (Member State) in what regards freedom of association; recognition of diplomas and professional qualifications; provisions regarding social security (with conditions); access to goods and services (with exceptions). For more information click here.
Upon the fulfilment of certain conditions you can, on the basis of an ICT permit issued in one EU country, work in other EU countries if the entity where you will work belong to the same company. If the duration of your mobility is shorter than 90 days during a 180-day period you are subject to short-term mobility rules. If the duration of the mobility is longer than 90 days, you are instead subject to long-term mobility rules.
The following procedures apply if you have an ICT permit in an EU Member State and intend to move and work in Sweden:
If you have an ICT permit for an EU country, you may enter, stay and work in Sweden for a maximum of 90 days over a 180-day period. The company in Sweden should be a department that is a part of the same company, or a company within the same corporate group as the company that is established in the EU country where you work. Your permit for the other EU country must be valid for the entire period you will be staying and working in Sweden.
If you have an ICT permit for another EU country and you intend to work in Sweden, you must apply for an extended-stay mobility ICT permit if your stay in Sweden is longer than 90 days over a 180-day period.
You must enclose a copy of your residence permit card with your application. The card must confirm that you have an ICT permit.
In order to be granted an extended-stay mobility ICT permit, you must:
Your employer must:
If you have an ICT permit that was granted to you in another EU country, you may submit your application for an extended-stay mobility ICT permit in Sweden.
Send your application to the Swedish Migration Agency, Box 3100, 903 03 Umeå.
You must enclose: