- Significant Work and Residence Permit Application Processing Delays
- May 11, 2017
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
The Swedish Migration Agency has reported significant work and residence permit application processing delays due to a recently-implemented stricter review process for renewal applications. Initial applications are taking one to two months to process, as opposed to the normal two to four weeks, and extension applications are taking up to seven months to process, as opposed to the normal three to four months.
Foreign nationals with work permit history in Sweden in the past seven years filing initial applications should also expect a seven-month backlog.
There may be additional delays other than those noted above.
What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
Affected foreign nationals and employers should consider the delays in their start date plans and should contact their immigration professional for further advice.