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Swedish work permit processing time for doctors

How long time dose take the Swedish work permit

Amir.MT
post 9.Jan.2013, 12:50 PM
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Dear all

I am a doctor i have singed the employment offer to work in north of Sweden , my employer have applied for me a work permit visa on line recently ...as my job will start on 14/02/2013 and i have to be in Sweden on 25th of January .i have some question please if you can help me in some correct answers ..

1. can some body tell me how long time dose it take ? in some site on internet i saw may be takes up to 3 weeks ( sweden .se) and some sites says takes up to 6 month ( migrationsverket) ?!!

2. any exception will be considered as i am a doctor invited by governmental hospital ?? it will be faster ? as a special case?

3. do the Swedish migration board consider my application is urgent as i am coming on 25th on January and the ticket was booked by the employer and the ticket number was mentioned on the application with my new home address their ?
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axiom
post 9.Jan.2013, 03:57 PM
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Location: Stockholm
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Current waiting time according to Migrationsverket is 8 months. I am afraid that is indeed how long you might have to wait, however there are exceptions. You can check if your employer is on the certified list or something like that, it could mean a quicker decision. Otherwise don't expect a decision in less than 6-8 months and no, they do not offer any priorities except the order in which the application was received.
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Amir.MT
post 10.Jan.2013, 08:25 PM
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axiom >> thank you very much for your answer ...but i am worry about the time ... i heard that the migration sverket treating each case alone ...!
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axiom
post 10.Jan.2013, 09:38 PM
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I am not sure what you mean, but each application is reviewed alone of course, do you mean you are taking family as well? in which case all are processed together.
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Fernandis
post 11.Jan.2013, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (Amir.MT @ 9.Jan.2013, 01:50 PM) *
Dear all I am a doctor i have singed the employment offer to work in north of Sweden , my employer have applied for me a work permit visa on line recently ...as my job will st ... (show full quote)

This is very confusing since from your email it sounds like you have never been to sweden and have to apply for Visa...and most likely you also don't speak Swedish ? without this Swedish health care ministry will not allow you to work as a doctor and also if you are non-EU, you must pass their Swedish medical language exam as well as spend at least 6 months as a trainee with a senior doctor. ARE you sure that your employer knows the rules for work-permit before sending in application ???
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Fernandis
post 11.Jan.2013, 06:09 PM
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Further, application for work-permit must go from you not your employer...is your employer Swedish OR someone else ? Beware of scams...where they show up as employer and ask for money to process ur application..where u come from ?
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Amir.MT
post 11.Jan.2013, 06:57 PM
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dear all

i am not EU citizen ...but i finished from europ union country as specialist doctor ...i don't know Swedish but in my contract clear written that i will do Swedish language and i will work as assistant doctor until my Swedish will be perfect ...for 4 months may be more after that as a specialist my salary is high good , i have been in Sweden 2 months back for interview and i passed interview ...about medical registration we are registered in socialsterylsen , i am alone not married ...!
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perviz24
post 11.Jan.2013, 07:23 PM
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Within 3 weeks you will get response from migrationsverket. Don't worry. 5 or 8 months takes for those who have problems of proving their income during their stay in Sweden. Relax.
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Amir.MT
post 11.Jan.2013, 08:10 PM
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perviz >>>> thank you so much this is what i heard from the embassy they advice me to ask the employer to upload the documents on line as it is more powerful and granted result and they said may take one day one week up to 3 weeks ... don't take what is written in the site like trade union and employment offer application ...!!!!! just your employment offer a copy of pasport and application form and fee of application visa !! ....i wonderful and i got confused ...my salary more than 40 000 SEK and ticket are booked and home 2 rooms furniture for me as a single .... i still worry about the time and which kind of documents my employer have up load because i explained to him how to do as this is the first time they are dealing with such case ...
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Fernandis
post 11.Jan.2013, 10:08 PM
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QUOTE (Amir.MT @ 11.Jan.2013, 09:10 PM) *
perviz >>>> thank you so much this is what i heard from the embassy they advice me to ask the employer to upload the documents on line as it is more powerful and g ... (show full quote)

If the embassy told you 3 weeks, then you'll get it in 3 weeks. Which country did you graduate with medical degree ? as your English language skills appear to be very weak (no offense!). Since I moved to Sweden 12 years ago, mine english language also got ruined because of swedish wink.gif this phenomena is called "SWENGLISH", gradually you'll start mixing swedish in English wink.gif
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NJtreehugger
post 11.Jan.2013, 10:17 PM
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Are you hired to treat patients in English? If so I would feel sorry for your patients since your English is poor and I would not go to you and it will take you longer than four months to learn enough Swedish to treat patients properly.
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Amir.MT
post 11.Jan.2013, 10:48 PM
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Dear fernandis .... i believe that if you will know 4 languages like me you will be in the same situation like me ...my English was affected as you said because of other languages skills i know beside my native language another 2 language perfect and English become the last because rare to use it in the last time , i believe it will be affected more, the important is to know language of the country where you want to live and work ....regarding our dear friend who said that he will not come to me ....i will tell you one thing ...the doctor is not a doctor in the language ... i believe its important in communication with patient ...but the most important is the patient satisfied and well treated and become healthy ??? !!! is the experience of the doctor and skills and knowledge level....! anyy how if you want to come welcome if you don't want to come i wish for you a good health, hope that you will not need a doctor in your life smile.gif)
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Fernandis
post 12.Jan.2013, 01:45 AM
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QUOTE (Amir.MT @ 11.Jan.2013, 11:48 PM) *
Dear fernandis ... i believe that if you will know 4 languages like me you will be in the same situation like me ...my English was affected as you said because of other langua ... (show full quote)

Amir.MT...I agree with you that having a good knowledge in any profession is more important than language BUT in medicine if someone's knowledge in language of communication is poor, this greatly affects both doctor as well as the patient.

IMPORTANTLY, if you start speaking perfect Swedish and poor English in Sweden, Swedes'll treat you as a "Asylum seeker or Refugee" although you are educated, since a lot of Doctor from Iran and Iraq came on asylum or as refuge. This is true that most asylum seekers and refugees don't speak English, and this is one thing which easily differentiates immigrants. A friend of mine lived in Sweden for 9 years, he learned Swedish BUT he never spoke Swedish with Swedes wink.gif for instance in children school, bank, skatteverket...he always preferred English....AS A RESULT...he felt a big change in Swedes attitude/behavior towards him. I know this sounds very weird...BUT this is a fact.

Further, it is easy to say that "as a patient, if you don't want to come to me since my language is poor...this is ur choice" BUT...in real life this is very very painful for a doctor that a patient refuses to see him or rejects him. You'll immediately feel racism...this is what has happened with many foreign doctors in Sweden...couple of my Indian friends have been through this, and they left Sweden in 3 years.

Finally, good luck!
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Kamola
post 27.Feb.2013, 08:32 PM
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Joined: 23.Jan.2013

Hello Amir.MT,

Hope you found answer for your questions or even started working in Sweden.

Now could you please share your experience of job hunting in Sweden as a specialist doctor?

In my case, I am an endocrinologist from non EU country and in total I studied 10 years to get my Diploma as a specialist doctor, 7 years as General practitioner (BSc) and 3 years as Endocrinologist (MSc). After that I worked one year in my specialty.

Currently I am also learning Swedish online,but I think it is better to learn it with practice.

I would appreciate your response and of course it is free for others to share their experience with medical practice in Sweden.

Regards
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