Work permit for Berry Pickers

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you are a citizen of a non-EU country and plan to come to Sweden to pick berries, you need a work permit. The work permit must have been issued before you travel to Sweden.

Application Process

  • Create a user account
  • The employer or client starts the application process
  • The representative finalises the application
  • Pay and submit your application
  • The Migration Agency processes the application
  • Information needed for residence permit card
  • The decision is sent to you followed by the residence permit

NOTE: If you are employed by a company in Sweden you must apply for a seasonal work permit instead.



Upto 24 month(s)



60 Month(s)



220 USD (approx.)


P. Residency

48 Month(s)


Processing time

20-32 week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Work permit for Berry Pickers?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid passport
  • You have been offered terms of employment on the same level as Swedish collective agreements or that which is customary in your occupation or industry
  • You have been offered a monthly pretax salary of at least SEK 13,000
  • Your employer must be planning to sign you up for health insurance, life insurance, occupational injury insurance, and occupational pension insurance when your employment begins

Which documents do I need to apply for the Work permit for Berry Pickers?

3 Document Required

  • A valid passport or travel document
  • Offer of employment.
  • The visa application process is online, initiated by the employer, hence the documents required will be guided to you accordingly. For more details, please check the link

Talent Migration data for Sweden

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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