Local employment at a mission abroad

An accompanying partner has the right to apply for employment at a Swedish mission abroad on the same terms as other applicants. Information about vacancies should be shared with accompanying partners who have expressed an interest in this.

Under the regulations on disqualification set out in the Administrative Procedure Act, the person who is to handle a case is disqualified if the matter concerns the person themself or a family member. This means that an employed posted staff member may not take a decision on local employment and related terms of employment for their own family members. When in doubt about a situation involving disqualification, UD RS should be contacted. In a situation involving disqualification, the employment position is to be handled by the Government Offices (Ministry for Foreign Affairs) or by another posted official.

Local employees who are accompanying partners of posted staff (and registered as resident in Sweden) are fully liable to pay tax in Sweden.