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How to get permanent residency in Sweden is relatively easy. There are quite a few permits that can lead to permanent residence. Generally, you just need to spend enough time on one of the following permits. 

In Sweden there is no separation between skilled and unskilled workers when it comes to work permit requirements. Everyone regardless of profession can apply under the standard work permit track.

When coming to Sweden for work, people are often confused as to whether they need to apply for a work permit or if they can simply apply for a work visa instead. Depends on if they come to Sweden to perform work.

Having a work permit in Sweden means that there are some limitations on what you are allowed to do. It will differ based on whether or not you have held a work permit in Sweden for more or less than 2 years.

Whether you are reading this as an employer or an employee, these are the things that need to be kept in mind. Swedish regulations are set up that all mistakes made will in the end only really affect the employee. 

In short, yes. They can work in Sweden without much restrictions. Dependent visa/permit holders have the best benefits of all the permits in Sweden. However, dependent permit holders relies on the person with the work permit.

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