New law Dec 1, 2017 – Recalls of Swedish work permits

New regulations regarding recalls of work permit

The Swedish government has suggested changes to the Aliens Act (Utlänningslagen (2005:716)), meaning that the Swedish Migration Agency is no longer required to recall a temporary residence permit for work, if the employer has corrected shortcomings that were previously grounds for recall. The new changes will come into force December 1, 2017.

The Swedish Government will also submit a law proposition to the Swedish Parliament suggesting that foreigners working in Sweden should no longer be deported if an employer unintentionally makes minor mistakes related to the work permit conditions. This will apply even if the mistake was detected after the work permit has expired, or if the Swedish Migration Agency detected the mistake. The Swedish Migration Agency should be able to assess each situation on a case-by-case basis. The proposed is proposed to be implemented as soon as possible, by July 1, 2018 the latest.

Human Entrance welcomes the above policy changes, as the Swedish work market has called for changes in the law for a long time. The new regulation allows employers to correct mistakes related to insurances coverage, today often resulting in unnecessary deportations.

For more information, please contact us or read more on the Parliament’s webpage (in Swedish).


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