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Deported work permit holders may have to wait years before returning to Sweden

The Migration Agency has clarified the rules regarding work permits, but it may not be good news for all. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Published: 22.May.2019 17:21 hrs

If a foreign worker's permanent residence in Sweden is rejected, they could face several years of waiting before they are allowed to return to Sweden on a new work permit, according to new guidelines by the Migration Agency.

That's what the Swedish Migration Agency states in a new legal position paper, outlining when a new work permit can be granted after an employee returns to their home country.

"Normally a new work permit may not be granted until seven years after the first one," reads a statement referring to the paper, which is a document meant to help guide case officers in their decisions.

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