For years, Scandinavia has taken the lead in creating the most pleasurable work environment for employees and living standards for all its inhabitants. And Sweden is definitely no exception; this country is a world leader in many ways.
It appears in the top 5 of many ‘best places to’-lists including best country to live in, to grow old, to travel to and to have children. It’s clean, has a relatively small population so there is plenty of space and is home to dazzling nature where you can truly experience all four seasons in a year.
Employees in Sweden have many rights. Equality is deeply valued, discrimination not tolerated, innovation highly encouraged and health care, childcare and education very affordable. On top of that the country is also a very family friendly place where new parents get up to 480 days of paid leave and receive a monthly allowance from the government to support their children.
And work culture? Everybody takes holidays and breaks regularly because people in Sweden believe that you are more productive when you balance work with a good dose of relaxation. Doesn't that sound like a place you’d want to live and work?
Nordic citizens, that is, citizens of Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark are free to enter, reside, study and work in Sweden They do not need a visa, residence or work permit.
Other citizens from the European Economic Area (EEA) can also work and live in Sweden.
If you are not an EEA or Nordic citizen, you could gain residency in the following ways:
Startup or Self Employed Visa
A residency visa is required for those who are planning to run their own business or become part owner in a business in Sweden. To be eligible for this visa, you need to show that you have significant experience in your field and in the running of your own business as well as sufficient funds to support yourself and your family for the first 2 years (equivalent to SEK 200,000 for you, SEK 100,000 for your spouse and SEK 50,000 for each accompanying child)
Through your Family
Youth Mobility Visa
Here are some of the ways to become a citizen of Sweden:
Through your Family:
The passport for Sweden allows you to travel to 161 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 5.