Immigration experts often have to put on the red helmet, dive into the smoke and pull out people from the fire. It’s what we do… 


So, when we get a call from a client that says “I believe something is wrong with some of the staffmembers permits” we are ready with a plan for Work permit damage control.  


We also know two things. 


Firstly, this can be a tough situation and especially for the individuals that have made Sweden their home. 


Secondly, we are there to help and we will solve the situation in the best possible way. 


Damage Control always has some elements of surprise, discomfort and denial. In order to reach a solution there are some things that should be done and some things that shouldn’t happen. 


Don’t trip into the “blame game trap” or CYA (Cover Your A**).  The best way to solve a problem is to admit it, own it and move to the solution phaze. 


Instead, do; 


  1. Acknowledge the problem
  2. Identify and review the situation
  3. Never let it brew, immigration problems never get smaller with time

We are all human! 


A lot of our clients have signed us on because they found some problem in their organization. 


Is that incompetent or even sloppy perhaps? 


No, it’s none of those things. Immigration is a very niche practice, so niche in fact that most lawfirms don’t have an immigration arm and instead they use small expert firms like Nimmersion. 


Global Mobility Manager at companies can’t reasonably be expected to have in-depth expert knowledge that requires a lot of practice. Very few individuals have the opportunity to practice on that scale and if they do, they definitely don’t have any other tasks within the company. The Global Mobility role is broad and knowing where to get the assistance is a large part of it. Global Mobility experts often move into Supply Chain Management which is a very well-paid profession in which they are very well trained. 


Don’t Make Excuses!


  • Move to the solution
  • Explore choices
  • Chose the least painful, but most sustainable option
  • Never replace a weak situation with another low-end alternative even if it’s a quick fix


Next Steps?


Shake off the discomfort and start the important work of learning. Most people don’t repeat mistakes and now you have learned one small piece of the immigration world of details. 


Work together with your provider to have a list of questions that you always check with a candidate or employee. Either keep track in-house or outsource it but keep it consistent so nothing falls between the cracks. 


Immigration experts are used to problems and we love finding the solutions! 

Resource Guide For Immersion In Sweden