March 16, 2023
Sweden exempts certain residence and work permit applicants from passport verification process
On February 21, the Swedish Migration Minister announced that eligible visa-exempt third-country nationals who apply for residence or work permits may soon be exempt from the requirement to get their passports verified at a Swedish embassy or consulate (for first-time applications) or a Migration Agency service center (for renewals) as part of the application process. Once the new exemption goes into effect, visa-exempt nationals who apply to obtain or renew residence or work permits will no longer be required to visit an embassy, consulate or Migration Agency service center as part of the application process. Instead, they can show their passport and application number and submit their biometrics and photographs at an office of the Migration Agency once they arrive in Sweden.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert