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Puffin
Posted on: 25.Mar.2013, 11:31 AM





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Do you have documented evidence of the date of your original application? Did you chase it up with MV? Do you have the correspondence that proves this

Do you have a full personalnumber? (not a samordningsnumber)
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2013, 09:28 AM





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The new grade is a pass at SAS 3 which replaces the old SAS B

However many people do find it a huge jump to skip SAS grund
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Posted on: 25.Mar.2013, 09:25 AM





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QUOTE (Hamsterdam @ 24.Mar.2013, 10:20 AM) *
Surely all the Swedes have gone home by 3?

Most workplaces have a mandatory 45 or 42.5 hours in the office i.e. 8 working hours per day plus your unpaid lunch/breaks

9-5 is considered part time working by many companies
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #800609 · Replies: 30 · Views: 11,226

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Posted on: 20.Mar.2013, 01:12 PM





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QUOTE (Haparanda @ 16.Mar.2011, 05:19 PM) *
I know this post is a bit old. I just like to underline the point been made in this previous post. If you have a autistic child you should think twice if you consider the Rudolf Steiner school. I was recommended it, because they have a holistic approach to autism. They do have a very different approach to autism. So different that they think they know better than the psychiatrist who diagnosed my daughter. Even though they have had very little experience with it.
An example is that she is recommended structure. Steiner focuses on free play - a lot. The kids develop through free play. And that is probably true when it comes to "normal" kids, but for autistic kids, this free play can be very stressfull. My daughters teacher shows very little understanding for this. My daughter gets bullied almost everyday. She tries to walk away from it, but they chase her. If the teacher sees it, she explains to my daughter why she gets bullied...
Needless to say Im looking for a better school.

I know this is one particular case, and autistic children are also different. I talked with the psychiatrist about Steiner schools, and she says - your kid actually have to be very high functioning and independent, otherwise they are lost in these schools.

The residential Waldorf school for autistic boys has been reported several times for excessive physical force and punishment used against pupils

However my child is now flourishing in a highly academic free school
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Posted on: 20.Mar.2013, 01:09 PM





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There is a Swedish Federation of Waldorf schools that lists the schools affiliated to the federation - although not all are
http://www.waldorf.se/
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Posted on: 20.Mar.2013, 01:05 PM





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You are not eligible for student aid unless you have 2 years working or as a family member to someone working

Time spent in Sweden on a student permit is not counted for student aid purposes
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Posted on: 19.Mar.2013, 09:53 AM





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Funny how the troll don't see to have this problem ... spooky wink.gif
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Posted on: 19.Mar.2013, 09:52 AM





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Much depends on you age and motivation to learn - much easier to lapse into English as a Brit

I am also from London and I am pretty fluent - I can attend University lectures in Swedish and work in a Swedish speaking work environment - I would say that my writing skills are not 100% fluent - for example if I had to write a report for the government I would need to pay a language checker

However I have a couple of factors that made in harder
- I was older - 40 when I took gymnasiet Swedish - although there was a 70 year old from Germany who also passed
- we do not speak Swedish at home as my OH is not a native Swede and I wanted the kids to be fluent in English/swedish

So I would say go for it - but expect it to take 2-5 years depending on
- age
- educational background
- language learning ability
- motivation
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Posted on: 19.Mar.2013, 09:44 AM





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If you want to take a Swedish Bachelor degree then you need to be fluent in Swedish for 99% of Bachelor degrees (although around 70% of Master degrees are taught in English)

You also need to look at the specific requirements for your course subjectwise

You also need to start saving as unless you have a prior resident permit to live in Sweden fees for internations students are around 100,000+ SEK/Year - you will need proof of this money in a bank acount to get a visa

The best place to start is ths official University Admissions government website
https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start
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Puffin
Posted on: 16.Mar.2013, 01:55 PM





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Either quit if you don't really want to be there

Or tell yourself that it is your job - a temporary job - where you cannot just not go
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Posted on: 14.Mar.2013, 02:33 PM





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The dangerousness really depends on what measures have been taken to get rid of the radon such as fans/ventilation systems

Is it natually occuring radon or is the building build with radon emitting materials (blåbetong)?
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #798819 · Replies: 7 · Views: 3,775

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Posted on: 14.Mar.2013, 02:26 PM





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You can "tentera" Svenska 3 at komvux - this means that you take the exams and perhaps complete an assignment and get a certificate for the course. It does cost money if you are not taking the course - usually 500-1000kr
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Posted on: 6.Mar.2013, 12:13 PM





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Some of the ICAs have been hit by a scam recently where people have stolen other people's parcels with and they have been ordered by Posten to tighten up their procedures - at least this is what our ICA told Mr Puffin and refused to allow him to collect my parcel (even though he has done it for years)

If you have another ID in the correct name could you not just use this to get your post?
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Posted on: 26.Feb.2013, 12:03 PM





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Sounds like a "Stockholm" view - if you live in rural Sweden you understand that it is rather unlikely that the ambulance will come 150km in 20 minutes. However the local Fire Department's Prio 1 car will arrive within that time

The ambulance service will warn you if you are not a Prio 1 response - when I had my accident an broke my knee the ambulance can from almost 50km away in 30 minutes which I thought was reasonable as I was not classified as a Prio 1- however Byke would have regarded it as a failure
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Posted on: 26.Feb.2013, 11:36 AM





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You need to have a sickness certificate from the 8th calendar day of a sickness if you are still too ill to work. If you are often sick for a few days the employer may demand a sick certificate from day 1 or Occupational Health (företagsläkare) might be brought in to assess whether you are fit to work or if adjustments are needed. If you return to work and therefore declare yourself healthy inbetween then there will be a new unpaid day for each new sickness period although there is a limit of 10 unpaid days per year

If you need to go to the doctor but are capable of working then most people do not take a full day off for such a visit but will make an early/late appointment and work the rest of the day
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Posted on: 25.Feb.2013, 10:50 AM





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QUOTE (Boar @ 25.Feb.2013, 09:34 AM) *
OK. If it is a villa, do I also have to cut the branches of trees and make the plants in some order and also paint the walls too, quite often?

Of course if you want to pay to maintain the value of your own asset rather than rent someone elses

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It is interesting to know that I can get rid of electricity and heating.

You might find it tough in winter

However many people use woodburners/Aga ranges as heating

No electricity is no fun at night in the winter (remembers a recent 2 hour power cut at minus 22C) but many Swedes live without both in their stugas in the summer.

But of course no electricty means no TV, lighting, computer, cooker, washing machine and fridge - if you are happy with that

Other people install ground/mountain heating, solar panels and windmills to reduce heating costs as well (depending on location). My neighbour centrally heats his farm and 8 room farmhouse with wood-fired central heating

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Suppose if I have water connected. Does it mean that if I get rid of heating then automatically hot water is disconnected and I get only cold water?

well duh

Although you can install one of those over-the-sink water heaters for the kitchen
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Posted on: 25.Feb.2013, 10:40 AM





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Especially if your Swedish is not good and you rely on bad Google translations that mistakenly translate "flesh eating bacteria" as "infected meat"!!! wink.gif wink.gif
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Posted on: 25.Feb.2013, 10:37 AM





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What on earth are you talking about???

The article you link to has nothing to do with "infected meat" - it is an article about medical "flesh eating" infections that people get in wounds!!

Cannot trust all dodgy Googleisms
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Posted on: 24.Feb.2013, 10:57 AM





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QUOTE (Children Of Adam @ 23.Feb.2013, 01:28 PM) *
The mentality of each governments around the world is; if people live in villa then they are rich, so get more money out of their pocket". It is not only Sweden, it happens all over world and I dont really the reason for it. Some one else can maybe help me as well to understand.

Sorry I have no idea what you are talking about - how does this relate to the running costs (Driftkostnad) of living in a house rather than an apartment?
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Posted on: 24.Feb.2013, 10:55 AM





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For apartments many costs are included in the rent such as building insurance, major repairs, maintenance and gardenings etc. So when you become responsible for your own it can seem like a lot (especially if you have to call out the emergency heating engineer in winter!!)

Additionally - people generally move to a bigger property when they buy a house so the costs for heating and electricity are often higher
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Posted on: 24.Feb.2013, 10:48 AM





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I don't think you are eligible as you mother was not technically a Swedish citizen at the time of your birth and did not register you with the Swedish authorities. However you should check with Migrationsverket about the specific circumstances of your case. Did your mother actually reapply for citizenship in 2003?

I know someone else in very similar circumstances as you (also in Canada) and his attempts to regain Swedish citizenship failed however his brother succeeded (something about applying before a cut off date- however he was told that he could become Swedish through residence.

My own children are in a similar position having lost their Danish citizenship when their father became Swedish (Denmark does not allow dual citizenship)
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Posted on: 24.Feb.2013, 10:40 AM





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You should find a lawyer who deals with Family Law cases in order to determine the exact rules for a division on assets (bodelning) rather than take legal advice from a message board

The process of actually applying for a divorce is simple and is explained on the Swedish Court's website in English
http://www.domstol.se/Funktioner/English/M...Family/Divorce/
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Posted on: 24.Feb.2013, 10:36 AM





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You will need to organize private daycare - I don't thing you are eligible for subsidised daycare without a full personal number.
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Posted on: 24.Feb.2013, 10:34 AM





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Because Sweden as a marketplace is very small and there are few returns for making an ad that will be seen by max 9 million.
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Posted on: 15.Feb.2013, 09:19 PM





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Folkuniversitet run a whole range of language courses
http://www.folkuniversitetet.se/Kurser--Ut...urser/Engelska/

Or you could get something more tailored at Berlitz
http://www.berlitz.se/?gclid=COj81KeRubUCFaF3cAodHxMAyw
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