For a non-EU national whose application for a permit to live and work in Sweden has just been approved, the subsequent steps are:
- visit Migrationsverket (Migration Agency) or a consulate/embassy to be fingerprinted and photographed
- receive a residence permit card
- visit Skatteverket (Tax Agency) to apply for an ID card
- receive ID card
At which point in this process is it possible to formally enter into a contract with one's employer?
I understand that a personnummer (ID number) is required before one can receive a salary, since the personnummer is needed for taxation. Even if this is the case, is it possible, for example, to begin the period of employment while waiting for the permit card or ID card, defer the salary payment until the ID card is issued, whereupon the salary for the period between the initiation of the contract and the issuing of the ID can be properly taxed and paid out in bulk?
(Links or references to official documents that back your answer and/or personal anectodes are appreciated.)