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April 11, 2023

Sweden set to implement major changes relating to EU Blue cards

On 16 March, the Swedish government published a memorandum proposing several changes to the current laws governing Sweden’s issuance of EU Blue Cards. If adopted, the amendments will go into effect on 19 November. In 2009, Sweden introduced its version of the EU Blue Card pursuant to EU Directive 2009/50/EC. The Blue Card authorizes highly qualified third-country nationals to work and reside in Sweden. To obtain a Blue Card, eligible applicants must satisfy certain educational criteria or have at least five years of relevant professional experience in their field. Presently, the government is accepting comments from relevant stakeholders regarding the proposed amendments until 1 June.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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