Prolongation of Work permits/Residence permits
Application for prolongation of Work- or Residence permits shall be done before the permit runs out but not earlier than three months before the permit expires.
Prolongation of Residence permit for Visiting Researchers
Application for prolongation of Residence permits for Visiting Researchers must be done before the current Hosting agreement and permit expires. The department issues a new Hosting agreement and send this to the Researcher.
The Researcher can then apply for the prolongation under the same time period as the Hosting agreement specifies. Please observe, that yet another limitation is that the Researcher can only apply for a time period during which his or her passport is valid. The application shall preferably be made online, via the link below, or alternatively by filling out a form.
It is important to know, that the Visiting Researcher, if he or she applies for a prolongation before the permit runs out, is allowed to continue working in living in Sweden. But, if he or she travels outside of Sweden, private or business trips, it can be difficult to return to Sweden before the prolongation has been granted by the Swedish Migration board. This is good to know, as this could affect the work and obligations the Visiting Researcher has during the application period.
A Visiting Researcher, who have had a Residence permit for Visiting Researchers for four years or more in Sweden, can apply for a Permanent residence permit.
Visiting Researchers, who have had their prolongation application granted, must make an appointment by the Swedish Migration board in order to take a new photo and finger print to get the UT-card, as this type of information is not saved by the Swedish Migration board from earlier application.
Prolongation of Work permits
The Department Administrator shall be contacted by the employee who wishes to apply for a prolongation. The Administrator will use the Checklist in order to compile the information needed for the application together with the employee, and the Department Administrator will send the documentation to the HR Division to the E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the employee allowed to work during the decision process by the Migration board?
If the employee has had a Work- or Residence permit for six months or more, he or she can continue working during the decision process by the Migration board. This is also applicable, if the employee has had another Residence permit, like a Residence permit for studies with the same time limitation, that allows him or her to work.
What rules apply when a person make a change of employer to SLU from another employer in Sweden with a valid Residence- or Work permit?
If SLU employs a new employee, that already has a Work- or Residence permit that is shorter than 24 months and shall change employers to SLU from another employer, the Work- or Residence permit is not valid for work at SLU. The future employee then needs to make a new application to the Migration board for work at SLU. He or she can start working at SLU during the decision process by the Migration board, by showing evidence of the submitted application to the employer.
If the future employee has already worked in Sweden with Work- or Residence permit for more than 24 months, he or she can start working at SLU with his or her current Work- or Residence permit.
Forms and Links
Visiting Researcher - Visiting Researcher´s own application for prolongation online (link)
Visiting Researcher - Hosting agreement (form)
Work permit - Checklist applicant - Application for Work permit (pdf)