Sweden is emerging as one of the top most countries in Europe for seasonal jobs. Once you have a seasonal job from a Swedish employer, you can apply for Sweden’s seasonal work visa from your home country.
“this summer has seen most advertised jobs in Sweden via Arbetsförmedlingen’s Platsbanken site (official job portal of Swedish Government). So far, 110,000 work posts have been advertised compared with 105,000 last year in the same time period”.
Workers from non-EU countries can also apply for the seasonal work visa. Sweden needs workers for these seasonal jobs from many occupations such as:
- support services for artistic activities
- the operation of skiing facilities
- the operation of golf courses
- tourism and booking services
- the hotel and restaurant business
- tour operators
- amusement and theme parks.
- agriculture, forestry
- landscape care and maintenance and many more
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Key Features of Seasonal Work Visa
One can apply it for a maximum of 6 months in the time of the last 12 months
- It cannot be extended.
- Family sponsorship is not possible.
- Employees can change employers when they are in Sweden.
- Minimum salary must be SEK 13000 monthly before tax.
- Applicants should also show related qualification for regulated occupations.
- There are no special requirements for minimum qualification.
- Swedish language proficiency is not asked in the form of a certificate at the time of visa application.
- If an applicant wants to work more than 90 days in Sweden, he will get a residence and work permit.
How to apply for Seasonal Jobs in Sweden?
You can find all types of jobs on the official job portal of Swedish Government “Arbetsförmedlingen’s Platsbanken” site. Click here to to view it.
For applying a seasonal visa in the Swedish Embassy in your country of origin, you will have to pay SEK 2,000”.
How to apply for the visa?
Seasonal work visa can only be applied on paper currently. Swedish migration board wants to convert it into an online visa application soon in the future. Once you have all the required documents in hand, you can visit the Swedish embassy in your country of origin to apply (in many countries, the embassy asks for an appointment before visiting). You can check here the Swedish embassies abroad.
Follow the steps below to apply for the seasonal work visa:
Do include the following documents too with your application if you are a non-EU citizen:
- statement from a trade union on the terms of employment you are being offered (you should obtain this from your employer)
- information on the insurance company with which you have taken out a comprehensive health insurance policy, and the period of validity of
- the insurance policy. The health insurance must cover health and medical care in Sweden.
- a rental agreement if your employer is not providing you accommodation.
- qualification documents confirming that you are qualified to practice your profession if you are going to work for a regulated occupation
- a work contract signed by you and your employer
- a valid passport
- passport sized photographs
“don’t forget to check from the Swedish Embassy in your country of origin, which extra documents would you have to provide along with your visa application”.