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May 3, 2023

Sweden proposes to suspend applicants’ “right to request to conclude cases” for Swedish work permits and citizenship

On 3 April, the Swedish Migration Agency, the Swedish National Courts Administration, and the administrative courts in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo submitted a proposal to the Swedish Ministry of Justice to temporarily suspend individuals’ right to request that their work permit and citizenship applications be adjudicated within four weeks, if the applications have been under review for more than four months (for work permit applications) or six months (for citizenship applications). If the proposal is adopted, applicants’ right to request that their cases be concluded will be suspended for 18 months from the date the proposal enters into force. During these 18 months, applicants would not be able to file requests to have their cases concluded even after six months (for citizenship applications) or four months (for work permit applications) from the date of filing of their applications.

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


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