1. Work permit requirements
You must have been offered a job before you can obtain a work permit. You cannot enter Sweden until the permit has been granted. You cannot obtain a work permit to go to Sweden and look for a job.
2. To obtain a work permit you must:
have a valid passport
have been offered terms of employment that are on par with those set by Swedish collective agreements or which are customary within the occupation or industry
have been offered a salary that is on par with that set by Swedish collective agreements or which is customary within the occupation or industry
you must be offered a position that will enable you to support yourself. In order to satisfy this support requirement, you need to work to an extent that will result in a salary of at least SEK 13,000 per month before taxes
have an employer who intends to provide insurance covering health, life, employment and pension when you begin to work.
3. Permanent residence permit
If you have had a work permit as an employee and worked a total of four years in the last seven years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit. You must have worked for the employer and in the occupation for which you have received a work permit.
4. Requirements for becoming a Swedish citizen by application
To become a Swedish citizen you must:
be able to prove your identity
have reached the age of 18
have a permanent residence permit, a right of residence or residence card in Sweden
have fulfilled the requirements for period of residence (lived in Sweden for a specified period)
have conducted yourself well in Sweden.