WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has applied to the Swedish Migration Board for a permit to stay and work in the country, a spokesman for the agency said on Tuesday.
"He has applied for permission to work and stay in Sweden and (the request) came in on August 18," Haakan Gestrin told AFP.
He added it was not possible to give more details about the 39-year-old Australian's application because it had not yet been processed.
Another migration board spokesperson, Gunilla Wikstroem, told Swedish news agency TT the application was on hold since some information was missing, but did not provide further details.
Assange's application was submitted shortly before rape and molestation allegations against him by two Swedish women were made public.