What happens if you lose your work permit but can’t return home

September 2020

As the pandemic drags down Sweden’s economy many are losing their jobs, and this is especially hard for those who depend on their work for their permission to live in Sweden.

Rafiq Islam, chair of the Work Permit Holders Association, says many of their members can’t work in the crowded conditions of restaurants and bars and that means after three months they will need to go back to their countries of origin.

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Important information – May 2020

Dear members, 

Recently the Government has authorised a policy that calls ” korttidspermetering”. The policy helps the employers to retain their employees. Many of you may not have proper information about it. Please follow the following links to have more detail of it. 

Utökad korttidspermittering välkommet – men enskild firma saknas

En viktig princip för Företagarna är att valet av företagsform inte ska avgöra på vilket sätt en företagare omfattas av trygghetssystemen säger Günther Mårder, vd Företagarna.

Korttidspermitteringen utökas nu till max 80 procent. Välkommet tillägg men inte optimalt eftersom enskilda firmor än en gång lämnas utanför, anser Företagarna.


Korttids­permitteringar utökas till 80 procent

Finansminister Magdalena Andersson (S). Bild: TT Bild (arkivbild)

Korttidspermitteringarna utökas och det ska bli möjligt för en arbetsgivare att skicka hem personalen på 80 procent. Det meddelade regeringen och samarbetspartierna vid en presskonferens på tisdagseftermiddagen.


We are updating our web site.

Dear members and visitors. Right now we are improving our website. We will come back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.

General Meeting

Dear Members,

Our yearly general meeting will be held on December 22, 2019. In the meeting we will discuss and plan our activity for 2020.  There will be a voting session in the meeting to select a new board for WPHA. You are welcome to send your interest for any of the following position:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. General Secretary
  4. Treasurer

You can send your interest at the following address:



Meeting venue and time:

Södermannagatan 50, 116 65 Stockholm. Time: 12:00 to 14:00


Rafiqul Islam / General Secretary

When you plan to change your employer or occupation

Dear Members,
Recently many of you have asked about informantion of extending your permit, changing employer and changing your occupation. Please check the below link. We hope the information is given there will helpyou.


Dear Members and Visitors,

Wpha always try to provide you a proper service.  We need your help to keep this service efficient. Recently may of you had sent their queries in our facebook inbox. We highly appreciate your effort for knowing information and solution of your problem. However it is not always possible for us to give you a proper service through the facebook. Therefore, we request you to sent your queries to our email addresses:



On behalf of WPHA

Md. Rafiqul Islam


Reporting Government

Dear Members,

We will send a report of our current  issues to the government very shortly. We believe that many of us was able to solve their problem and many of us could not. We know that every case is not same. Therefore it is important that you write your problem and reason of that to us. We hope that Government will have time to see our issues with great importance.

You can mail us at:



Happy New Year 2019

WPHA wishes a very happy new year to everyone. We wish that the system will give us priority to solve today’s problem as soon as 2019 begins.

Mahran Abdelkarim (New President, WPHA from 2019) and Tawhid Amanullah (President, WPHA)