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Applications for Swedish citizenship

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JohnCera
post 20.May.2016, 06:34 PM
Post #16
Joined: 9.May.2016

The waiting time has now been increased to 15-17 months huh.gif
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moizhaad
post 22.May.2016, 12:33 PM
Post #17
Joined: 5.May.2011

Date of application: 10 July 2015
Time spent in Sweden: from 10 July 2010
Date of decision (if made): not yet
Country of origin: Asia
4 Years WP + 1 Year PR

I call to MV a few days ago . answer was you still have to wait. how long they don't know .i don't know which kind of investigation they are doing which is taking so long . if they investigate from other Swedish agencies they can get all information in a few days not a few years.
but what i think may be they investigate from home country and other countries where ever person been stay in past with the help of Swedish embassy .
if any body have any information about it then please share with us here smile.gif Thanks
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Case officer
post 22.May.2016, 12:59 PM
Post #18
Joined: 25.Jul.2012

Earlier this week the processing time was 14 months and increasing.
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hsynkrhsn
post 25.May.2016, 11:34 AM
Post #19
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 16.Jul.2015

Is there anything to do other than waiting? Anywhere we can file a complaint? Taking it to an Ombudsman will not help but I don't think anyone has to wait 17 months for a decision.

Any suggestions?
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axiom
post 25.May.2016, 06:50 PM
Post #20
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.May.2011

Citizen applications in theory have no limit on the time it takes to process them. Meaning they can take as long as they wish, there are no legal requirements to get a decision within a given time.
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thomuk2006
post 25.May.2016, 08:02 PM
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Joined: 19.Aug.2015

QUOTE (axiom @ 25.May.2016, 07:50 PM) *
Citizen applications in theory have no limit on the time it takes to process them. Meaning they can take as long as they wish, there are no legal requirements to get a decision within a given time.


Is this really true?? Says Migrationsverket måste utreda ansökan: 15-17 månader... on MVs website... been waiting 14 months myself...
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the_dome
post 25.May.2016, 09:16 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2015

QUOTE (thomuk2006 @ 25.May.2016, 09:02 PM) *
Is this really true?? Says Migrationsverket måste utreda ansökan: 15-17 månader... on MVs website... been waiting 14 months myself...


No it does not. It says: "Observera att detta inte är ett löfte om att du kommer att få ett beslut inom denna tid. Tiden visar hur lång tid det har tagit för personer med liknande ansökningar att få ett beslut."

That means that it usually takes 15-17 months but it can also take much longer.
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hsynkrhsn
post 26.May.2016, 11:44 AM
Post #23
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 16.Jul.2015

QUOTE (axiom @ 25.May.2016, 07:50 PM) *
Citizen applications in theory have no limit on the time it takes to process them. Meaning they can take as long as they wish, there are no legal requirements to get a decision within a given time.


If there's no legal limit then there is no point writing long reports by JO and critizing the long processing times. I just don't get the idea of unlimited waiting. You apply and you get a certain time frame. But it's not the case for applicants and this is just unacceptable.

From the report:
De uppgifter som Migrationsverket har redovisat tyder dessutom på att verket har prioriterat enkla ärenden på bekostnad av mer omfattande eller komplicerade ärenden på ett sätt som inte är acceptabelt. Migrationsverket kritiseras för de långa handläggningstiderna och för att författningsreglerade tidsfrister regelmässigt överskrids.

https://www.jo.se/Global/%C3%84mbetsber%C3%...ingsarenden.pdf
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JohnCera
post 28.May.2016, 09:38 AM
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Joined: 9.May.2016

I know a colleague at work who had similar application as mine, he got his decision in a month. He applied in March this year. There is no way that his application didn't require investigation and mine does.

It seems that there is no systematic approach in processing applications.It is a just lottery game smile.gif.
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jellybreadracer
post 28.May.2016, 12:29 PM
Post #25
Location: Umeå
Joined: 7.Oct.2009

QUOTE (JohnCera @ 28.May.2016, 08:38 AM) *
I know a colleague at work who had similar application as mine, he got his decision in a month. He applied in March this year. There is no way that his application didn't ... (show full quote)



I agree, it was the same for me: a co-worker with the same job and less time in Sweden than me applied 8 months later than me, and got a decision a month or two before me.
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axiom
post 28.May.2016, 09:12 PM
Post #26
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.May.2011

QUOTE (hsynkrhsn @ 26.May.2016, 10:44 AM) *
If there's no legal limit then there is no point writing long reports by JO and critizing the long processing times. I just don't get the idea of unlimited waiting. Yo ... (show full quote)


These are mostly around residence applications, some categories such as EU have legal time limits in which they have to be met, but most are supposed to be met in "reasonable time" or as quickly as possible. When I applied for citizenship I was told this; there is no limit on the time it takes to process citizenship applications. A few years ago there were cases of people waiting years and nothing could be done about it.
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hsynkrhsn
post 31.May.2016, 08:29 AM
Post #27
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 16.Jul.2015

QUOTE (hsynkrhsn @ 10.May.2016, 03:49 PM) *
Date of application: 2015-03-26Time spent in Sweden: From 2010-08-22 to 2012-10-22 as a student. From 2012-10-23 and on as sambo. 3 years, 6 months, 18 days Date of decision ( ... (show full quote)


Update:
Yesterday I got a letter from MV asking my passport back for a decision after waiting 14 months.
(26 March 2015 to 26 May 2016)
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jenko
post 7.Jun.2016, 08:04 PM
Post #28
Location: Malmö
Joined: 7.Jun.2016

Applications for Swedish citizenship

Hi guys ! i am living in Sweden from last 3 years and my wife is Swedish , my question is if i live with swedish girl after 3 year i can apply for swedish passport ,,,, But today i call migrationsverket and they said to me i can not apply because i live before in sweden. after my visa expire it was reported police to leave country .. and i go my home country ...
i get marry here and come again ...
now they are tell me in rules i need to wait 5 years ,,,, is there anybody know rules like that ?
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JohnCera
post 7.Jun.2016, 10:21 PM
Post #29
Joined: 9.May.2016

QUOTE (hsynkrhsn @ 31.May.2016, 09:29 AM) *
Update:. Yesterday I got a letter from MV asking my passport back for a decision after waiting 14 months. . (26 March 2015 to 26 May 2016)



Finally! Any decision yet?
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hsynkrhsn
post 8.Jun.2016, 04:40 PM
Post #30
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 16.Jul.2015

QUOTE (JohnCera @ 7.Jun.2016, 11:21 PM) *
Finally! Any decision yet?


Decision was made on the 3rd of June. I got the letter today!
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