International Staff Services for HR in English
Support and advice for you who is working to recruit and receive incoming doctoral students and researchers from abroad. Also information for you who is sending staff abroad.
Checklist for administration of international staff
Information for hosting departments
URA employment contract
Information for departments
Information for incoming researchers and doctoral students
New passport requirements at the Swedish Migration Agency from 1 November 2022
People who apply for a residence permit or work permit to travel to Sweden will now have to show their passport in person at a Swedish embassy or consulate-general before a decision on a residence permit can be made.
Plans to double work permit salary threshold from October 2023
The Swedish government is planning to double the minimum salary threshold for a work permit to 26,560 kronor a month from October 1st 2023, replacing the current SEK 13,000 requirement for labour migrants from outside the EU. Researchers and doctoral students will not be affected as they have residence permits for researchers and doctoral studies respectively.
Plans to introduce tests on Swedish language and society for permanent residency from 2027
A new government inquiry has proposed that adults seeking permanent residency from 2027 will have to pass two tests, one on the Swedish language and the other on Swedish society. The proposal states that applicants would be expected to have a level of Swedish equivalent to A2 on the CEFR, equivalent to SFI level C.
The Embassy of Sweden in Pakistan closed for visitors
Currently, the embassy of Sweden in Islamabad is closed for external visitors. The Migration Section is currently unable to handle any issues requiring a visit by applicants. It is currently not known when migration activities at the embassy can be resumed.
The Swedish Migration Agency is changing its practice regarding studies abroad
The change means that it will now be easier for doctoral students to conduct studies abroad without affecting their ability to obtain or retain their residence permit in Sweden.
Amended regulations in the Aliens Act on July 20, 2021
The changes mean, among other things, that new requirements are placed on everyone who applies for a permanent residence permit. The support requirement means that the applicant must have a permanent job, or a fixed-term employment for at least 18 months from the day the application is examined.
New rules for work permits 1 June 2022
The new rules come into force on 1 June 2022 and mean, among other things, that an employment contract is required to obtain a work permit. Researchers and doctoral students have other types of residence permits and are not directly affected.
Stockholm Dual Career Network
The Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) is a non-profit network for partners and spouses of international talent in Stockholm. SDCN supports expat partners with professional events, career-related advice and by building a social network in their new hometown.
EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Read more about EURAXESS services at KI.