Sweden: Increased Filing Fees

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Increased processing and filing fees of certain work and residence permit types  


The government of Sweden increased its work permit application fees for employees, self-employed individuals, and their family members. The new fees are as follows: 

  • Work permit: SEK 2,200 
  • EU Blue Card, ICT permit and seasonal work: SEK 2,000 
  • Extension of work permits: SEK 2,000 
  • Residence permits for highly qualified persons looking to work or start a business in Sweden: SEK 2,200 

For information on additional fee increases for other occupation categories, check here.  

Applicants of these occupation categories are permitted to pay online with a credit card or in-person at an embassy or consulate-general office.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Sweden increased the application fees of work and residence permits. The increase varies based on the occupation category.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Sweden’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.