Visitor Permit for Volunteering/Internship

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Sweden
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Requirements
Cost of Living
Expats
Talent Migration

About

If you are from a non-EU country and want to work as an unpaid volunteer for an organization in Sweden, you can apply for a visitor's permit. This also applies if you have been invited to participate in an internship at an organization or company for a short period.

Application Process:

  • Fill out an application.
  • Submit your application and pay the fees.
  • Attend Interview.
  • The Migration Agency processes the application.
  • You receive the decision followed by the residence permit card.
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DURATION

12 months max.

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CITIZENSHIP

N/A

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FEES

68 (approx.)

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Medium

Eligibility Requirements for the Visitor Permit for Volunteering/Internship

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a certificate from the organization or company in Sweden and a certificate from an organization in your home country (if applicable).
  • You must be able to support yourself financially whilst you are in Sweden, either with your own funds or with remuneration from an organization or association in your home country. The organization or company in Sweden may not pay you any remuneration.
  • You have a valid passport, with min of 3 months validity after the permit expires.
  • You must have a return ticket or the money to buy one.

Document Requirements for the Visitor Permit for Volunteering/Internship

5 Document Required

  • Complete application form.
  • A certificate from the organization or company in Sweden and a certificate from an organization in your home country (if applicable).
  • Account statement or other document showing that you have sufficient funds for your time in Sweden.
  • Copies of the pages in your passport which show your personal information, photograph, signature, passport number, passport issuing country, the period of the passport's validity and whether you have permission to live in countries other than your country of origin.
  • A return ticket or other document showing that you have sufficient funds to buy one.

Talent Migration data for Sweden

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

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