Swedish citizenship Is it required to be a swedish citizen for working at Saab?

Can you apply for jobs at Saab as a foreign national? Absolutely. Many people who work at Saab have foreign or dual nationality.

Working in the defence industry and at Saab


Saab has customers that are directed by international security agreements and regulations that govern the provision of classified information. Citizenship is therefore required to clarify the conditions for compliance.

According to the Swedish Protective security act (2018:585), Saab is obligated to carry out security vetting of individuals who work in operations of consequence to national security. Security vetting is carried our in accordance with applicable statues in the Swedish Protective Security Act (2018:585), and the security agreement into which Saab has entered with the Swedish defence material administration.


How your citizenship affects your employment


When you apply for a job in Sweden you must make sure that all your current and previous citizenships are presented during the recruitment process. Up on request be prepared to show documents that verify your citizenship status, such as a passport. If the status of your citizenship is not clear or you do not have a passport, you can retrieve the needed documents through Swedish Tax Agenscy (if your have a Swedish citizenship). As a foreigner contact your country of origins applicable authorities or your embassy in Sweden. You can always ask your Saab contact person in the recruitment process for support on what document that may be needed in a specific case.


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