Entry conditions and visas
Depending on your nationality, entry conditions may apply, such as the need to have an entry visa, a residence permit or work permit. If so, your Swedish host organisation will assist you by providing necessary documents.
Citizens of Switzerland
If you are a Swiss citizen, you may move to Sweden to work, study, start your own business or, for example, live on a pension from your country of origin. If you wish to stay for longer than three months, you will need a residence permit. www.migrationsverket.se
You do not need a permit to work for less than three months. However, citizens of certain countries need a visa, see visa external link, opens in new window.
If you plan to work in Sweden for longer than three months you will instead need a residence permit (applies for visiting researchers) or work permit (applies for those not doing any research). You must apply for the permit from your native country or other country outside Sweden where you are living. Those who receive a residence permit will be given a residence permit card. The card is proof of your residence permit. When you enter Sweden, you must therefore show your card along with a valid passport.
If you apply on line, using the Migration Board website, you will get a decision sooner, providing that the Migration Board does not need to request further information.
More information about permits, visas and application forms can be found at www.migrationsverket.se