Passport/ID is required EU citizens can look for a job and work without a permit. Their family can accompany them and can also work. However, you should have a valid passport to show your identity.
Citizens of Non-EU Countries
Generally, citizens from countries outside the EU must apply for a work permit to work in Sweden.
There are a few exceptions to the rule. Citizens of Argentina, Australia, Chile, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Korea and Uruguay aged 18–30 can also apply for a working holiday visa for up to one year.
For employment that lasts less than three months, citizens of certain countries must have both a work permit and a visa. Also note that employees in certain fields may be exempt from work permit regulations.
Requirements for a Work Permit
To qualify for a work permit, you must have received an official offer of employment from a Swedish employer. The job must also:
have been advertised in the EU/EEA for at least ten days
offer terms of employment that match those set by Swedish collective agreements or those that are customary within the occupation or industry
pay a minimum monthly salary of SEK 13,000 before taxes.
You must also hold a valid passport in your home country.
Permits for Family Members
If you are a non-EU citizen eligible to receive a work permit, your spouse/common law spouse/registered partner and children up to age 21 (as well as children over 21 who are financially dependent on you) have the right to join you in Sweden. They must apply for residence permits, either as part of your application or separately.
The application processes
You will need to apply for your permit before entering Sweden, though in some cases you may be able to apply from within Sweden if you are already legally living in the country.
Receive an offer of employment – which must have been approved by a relevant trade union.
Compile and submit your application – either online or through a paper application submitted to your closest Swedish embassy or consulate. Your completed application must include
a completed application form
copies of the pages of your passport that show personal data, period of validity and whether you have permission to live in countries other than your country of origin (e.g. other visas or residence permits)
your offer of employment and the statement from the trade union
an application fees
The Migration Agency considers your application and informs you of its decision, see current waiting times.
Submit data for visa and residence permit card.
Extending a Work Permit
You can apply to extend your permit before your current permit expires. You can continue working until you get the decision, if you had a permit to work for six months. For extending your work permit the conditions of work permit should have been the same throughout the wiorking period i.e salary equals to 13000 SEK per month before taxes. You should also have health insurance, life insurance, occupational injury insurance and occupational pension insurance for the entire period. You need to show the job satisfies the requirment and conditions of a work permit. You can apply for extentension 4 months before your permit expires.If you change the conditions of your employment or change your work place in the first 24 months of your work permit, your permit will not be valid and you will have to apply for a new work permit. You can change your work place or employer after working 24 months without changing the line of profession.
Citizens of Nordic countries
Nordic citizens can work in Sweden without registering themselves with migration agency. They should register with Swedish tax agency.
International students with a residence permit in Sweden can work alongside their studies. If they want to stay and work in Sweden after completing their studies, they need a work permit.
For those who studied in Sweden
If you study in Sweden and would like to apply for a residence permit as a self-employed person without leaving the country, you must submit the application before your student permit for expires. You must submit a study certificate showing that you have completed at least 30 credits or at least one term of postgraduate education in Sweden.
For those who had temporary asylum and are running your own business
You can get a permanent residence permit if you show that you can support yourself for the next two years. However, the requirement for you are bit different from the people who don’t a have a temporary residence permit on the basis of the asylum.
Permanent Residence Permit
If you have been working in same profession and working conditions as when you you applied for the first time for 4 years in last 7 years you can get permanent residence permit.
Residence permit for your family members
Your family members can also get the residence permit for the same duration as you. you will have to show that you can support them.