Sweden: Stricter Labor Immigration Regulations Proposed

Key Points  

  • Sweden proposed several immigration changes that aim to make conditions for low-skilled labor immigration more stringent while promoting highly-skilled labor immigration 


The government of Sweden proposed changes to its median wage requirements for residence work permits in Sweden, with potential exemptions for specific professions. Additionally, it recommends promoting highly skilled labor immigration, suggesting exemptions from the wage requirement for recent graduates.    

The government also proposed eliminating the option to apply for a residence or work permit from within the country after a failed asylum application, known as ‘changing track.’ Furthermore, there’s a proposal to exclude certain professions from eligibility for work permits. 

These legislative amendments are proposed to take effect on 1 June 2025. 

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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