The Swedish Migration Board has enforced a court ruling, from December last year, requiring employers to prove the correct salary and insurance for their foreign national employees throughout their employment in Sweden.

New work permit applications for applicants who have worked in Sweden for seven years, and renewal work permit applications, must now contain insurance certificates for the last seven years. This is required even if the employee worked for other employers.

Previously, it was sufficient to indicate a policy number as proof of insurance coverage. Employers should now ensure that certificates from health, life and occupational injury insurance plans are submitted with applications. The documents must specify the name of the employee, the insurance provider and enrolment date. Additionally, pay slips and tax declaration receipts for months that the employee has worked in Sweden should be attached, instead of just the twelve most recent months. 

This summary was prepared using information obtained from Peregrine Immigration Management.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact the Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA, Vladimir Dziak: