Move to Sweden without a Job Offer – Swedish Job Seeker Visa.

Sweden is one of the key destinations for the skilled professionals looking to live and work abroad. Earlier, Sweden was not issuing any permit to allow people to come to Sweden to find a job and setup their own business. However, in the month of June 2022, Swedish government has introduced a Residence permit for highly qualified persons to look for work or start a business, i.e. Sweden job seeker visa.



Sweden Job Seeker Visa 

In 2023, Sweden offers a Job Seeker Visa for skilled professionals seeking work or entrepreneurial opportunities. Previously, Sweden did not grant permits for job seekers or entrepreneurs. However, in June 2022, the Swedish government introduced a Residence permit for highly qualified individuals, known as the Sweden Job Seeker Visa.



Eligibility Requirements

  • Hold an advanced degree (master’s, PhD, advanced vocational, or professional degree).
  • Express the intent to search for employment or explore business prospects in Sweden.
  • Demonstrate financial self-sufficiency throughout the intended residence period.
  • Possess comprehensive health insurance coverage.
  • Maintain a valid passport for the entire planned stay.
  • Be located outside of Sweden.



Visa Details

The Sweden Job Seeker Visa is valid for a minimum of 3 months, with the potential for an extension of up to 9 months.



Application Process

To apply for the Sweden Job Seeker Visa in 2023, you can access the application [here]




It is not possible to bring any family members with you on this permit. However, if you find employment you can apply for a work permit, which will allow family members to join you in Sweden.

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