Stockholm University has an agreement with the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket). The agreement means that Stockholm University submits a fully completed application online and the Migration Board makes a decision within 5 days.

Visiting researchers are exempt from work permit requirements under special EU directives and granted instead a residence permit for research time. As for residence permit for visiting researchers needed a hosting agreement signed by both researchers and the institution.

The persons that the Migration Board considered visiting researchers are those who come to Sweden for the purpose of conducting research and where research is the bulk, i.e. also post doc.