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Deported sales engineer told he can't return to Sweden

Ali Omumi and his family. Photo: Private

Published: 05.Dec.2018 13:27 hrs

Iranian sales engineer Ali Omumi, who was forced to leave Sweden over a former employer's error, has now been stopped by the Migration Agency from returning to work in the country.

Omumi, 38, left Sweden with his family earlier this year after the Migration Agency rejected his work permit renewal because one of his previous employers had made "a clear administrative error" related to his insurance.

He and his current employer – engineering giant ABB – criticized the decision but believed that Omumi would be able to return to Sweden after applying for a new permit from abroad, which is allowed.

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