Immigration Insights – June Edition 2024

Dear Clients and Partners,

As we transition into the warmer months, we wanted to take a moment to extend our greetings to each and every one of you. Now, let’s explore the latest updates and developments.

Exciting News from the Swedish Migration Agency!

We are thrilled to share that Migrationsverket is launching a new service that allows work permit applicants to “present” their passports via a smartphone app. This innovative service will be available to applicants from 23 visa-free countries, saving them a trip to a Swedish embassy or consulate. Instead, they will receive an email with a personal link valid for seven days.

The applicant will use their phone camera to scan their passport and face. This email will be sent a few days after the application has been submitted. Upon launch, the email will also be sent out to eligible applicants who have submitted their applications in 2024 but have not yet completed their passport check. Please read more what countries are eligible here. This is exciting news indeed! While we are already experiencing quick lead times with the new model introduced a few months ago, we hope this service will further speed up the handling times.

Changes at Skatteverket

Skatteverket has made some changes to the process of civil registration. They will now require appointments to be made at the tax office for applications to apply for the personal number and coordination number. This means that we need to plan ahead as we are bound to their availability, as previously it went fine to just show up and wait in line. This new process has already rolled out in Stockholm and some locations in Malmö. We will wait to see if it affects all Skatteverket locations including those in smaller cities.

Meet Our VP at Almedalen

Our VP, Emma Sörensson, will be attending Almedalen this year. She has been invited to join a panel discussion with UNHCR. The topic they will discuss is: “Can we solve the labor shortage while providing protection and new opportunities for refugees?” The context of the question is: There is a significant labor shortage in certain professions in Sweden. Why not address this shortage through targeted legal pathways for refugees with the sought-after skills from first asylum countries outside Europe?

This important discussion highlights the intersection of labour needs and social responsibility. If you are attending Almedalen, Emma would love to drop by or schedule a coffee with you. It would be a great opportunity to meet up and discuss how we can further support your business immigration needs.

Summer Greetings

As the summer season approaches, we want to take a moment to wish all our clients a wonderful and relaxing summer. Thank you for your continued trust and partnership. We look forward to achieving more milestones together in the coming months. Enjoy the sunshine and have a great summer ahead!

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