The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
This discussion forum closed permanently on 25th February 2021.
126 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

Craptastical
Posted on: 1.Aug.2013, 10:05 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


I'm now living in Linköping too.
  Forum: Götaland · Post Preview: #814055 · Replies: 55 · Views: 132,624

Craptastical
Posted on: 30.Jul.2013, 05:12 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


According to the article below it was off since June 1. Implying that they're just now letting people know is incorrect.

http://news.yahoo.com/airport-landing-syst...-053403798.html

It will be kind of scary if that being offline is why the crash occurred. I would think that the pilots could land in those conditions without it (as the article states).

Something similar happened in the military. Once we started using GPS (a crude form of it in the early to mid 90s) many people just "forgot" how to use a compass (we still used maps though). The same could be said for calculators, many refuse to use pen and paper and do math the old fashioned way.

This article makes me wonder if a similar pattern occurred with the navigation system.
  Forum: Miscellaneous · Post Preview: #813925 · Replies: 157 · Views: 50,169

Craptastical
Posted on: 24.Jul.2013, 01:43 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


QUOTE (Model T Ford @ 23.Jul.2013, 04:28 PM) *
Still see that you are unwilling to correct the misspelled name of the General, something I cannot do until August 31,2013, as I have already explained. So much for your lie that I am unwilling to let others correct my mistakes.

Why should I clean up after you? Right, because you want me to. Um, no.

I didn't assert that you were unwilling to let others correct your mistakes. What I asserted is that the real Trow did research on his own and most certainly didn't rely on TL to help formulate his theories.
  Forum: International affairs · Post Preview: #813436 · Replies: 46 · Views: 19,245

Craptastical
Posted on: 23.Jul.2013, 02:24 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Nothing to add except for this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petraeus_scandal
  Forum: International affairs · Post Preview: #813365 · Replies: 46 · Views: 19,245

Craptastical
Posted on: 23.Jul.2013, 09:51 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


OK, I'll bite.

Again, I don't think General Petraeus' resignation had to do with anything other than the fact that he had an extramarital affair.

He didn't uphold the same standard that he instilled in others who were under his command while in the military, and IMHO this made him vulnerable as the Director of the CIA.

What more is there to add to that? Nothing.
  Forum: International affairs · Post Preview: #813338 · Replies: 46 · Views: 19,245

Craptastical
Posted on: 17.Jul.2013, 01:26 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


You mean you heard reports of him having had an affair too?!? I thought I was the only one! biggrin.gif
  Forum: International affairs · Post Preview: #812832 · Replies: 46 · Views: 19,245

Craptastical
Posted on: 16.Jul.2013, 07:51 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


QUOTE
My searches have not answered my queries as any attempt to connect them comes up with nothing

huh.gif

QUOTE
Can anyone state that they certainly not the same person?


Not Trow. Trow would never allow someone else to perform research for him.

Even though he and I have had serious differences, he was always thorough, even if it was thorough BS. wacko.gif
  Forum: Swedish news · Post Preview: #812766 · Replies: 90 · Views: 63,957

Craptastical
Posted on: 16.Jul.2013, 12:46 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


The poster who mentioned the typical large age difference (sometimes 15-20 years) between the man and woman is spot on, and it most definitely is due to financial stability. Love has *nothing* to do with it.

I have first hand experience with this, and unfortunately I was blind to it... Long story short, I was with a Russian woman who was my same age, that pretty much doomed the relationship from the start because we were trying to build a home from scratch together. She wasn't used to this, she was used to inheriting a home and financial security from the person she was together with (she didn't see the need or importance of working for or achieving it herself).

Sorry to say, and I can't put it any other way... There is an inherent "gold-digger" mentality built into the culture of Russian women that I not only saw in my ex-wife, but also her teenage daughter, her female relatives, and *every last one* of her female friends who were Russian. It's not surprising that her, her daughter, and her Russian friends didn't and don't have any non-Russian friends save for those who haven't known them for very long.

It's unfortunate, and even though it's wrong and I don't feel especially good about stereotyping a whole group of people, from my experience the stereotypes about Russian women being gold-diggers seems to have been earned (with the occasional exception, of course).

In my opinion, Swedish women tend to be in a completely different (and better) league.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #812735 · Replies: 132 · Views: 59,602

Craptastical
Posted on: 16.Jul.2013, 12:12 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


QUOTE (BamBamBigelow @ 15.Jul.2013, 05:35 PM) *
Hi Craptastical,
I have a few questions.
1. how did you clearly stated your intent to settle? Was there any field in the application form that you had checked? since, it was applied by the employer, did they do it for you? or did deliver a hand written letter showing intent to settle along with your app?

There was a section which asked this explicitly, and it also asked if I intended to renew my work permit in the future.

I filled out the forms myself and a company-sponsored immigration lawyer reviewed it. This was in 2007 though, so I'm probably not the best person to ask because both the rules and the forms appear to have changed considerably since then.

QUOTE (BamBamBigelow @ 15.Jul.2013, 05:35 PM) *
2. when you got the 2 + 2 temporary resident permits... were your visas restricted for the employer in the first and then to the occupation in the second? as migrationsverket clearly states that it is not possible to count the time that is either tied to employer or occupation, it would be interesting to know. I know a friend of mine who recently applied and had got a work pemit with no employer name or occupation written on the resident card. so, that is a possibility.

Cheers,
Bambam

I didn't get a 2+2 permit, I got a 4 year UT/work permit from the start because it was a location transfer within my company.

I was restricted to the company I worked for and the *field of work*. I was promoted etc so the job changed over time but I was still granted an additional 2 year UT/work permit and eventually a PUT even though I was completely honest about this with both my union and MV.

Another example of the differences in the process/rules... In 2007 my company had to get Arbetsförmedlingen's approval that I take the job (even though it was just moving with me) as well as the union representative's approval before I could submit my application to MV. From what I can tell, that's purely up to the unions now.

Important: If you are applying for a work permit now you will most definitely be governed by the new regulations rather than when I applied in 2007. If you have questions then contact Migrationsverket yourself or hire an attorney who specializes in immigration matters rather than completely rely on advice given on this board.
  Forum: Visas · Post Preview: #812729 · Replies: 70 · Views: 30,252

Craptastical
Posted on: 12.Jul.2013, 02:31 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Try Match.se instead.
  Forum: Newcomers · Post Preview: #812448 · Replies: 17 · Views: 4,093

Craptastical
Posted on: 18.Jun.2013, 04:21 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


My final update... I was granted Swedish citizenship.

So, there you have it. I was told that in my case my time on UT was counted because I had clearly stated my intention to permanently settle in Sweden in my initial application for the work and residence permit.

I hope that this helps.
  Forum: Visas · Post Preview: #810557 · Replies: 70 · Views: 30,252

Craptastical
Posted on: 14.Jun.2013, 08:52 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


www.lagenhetsbyte.se worked extremely well for me when I traded apartments, and there are a lot of people looking to trade for smaller/cheaper apartments too.

I hope this helps.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #810227 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,674

Craptastical
Posted on: 13.Jun.2013, 01:29 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Those are the same companies that I used back in 2007.

I definitely recommend them. Note that it was for a move from NC and not CA and it was more expensive than the United quote the OP received.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #810133 · Replies: 7 · Views: 5,581

Craptastical
Posted on: 4.Jun.2013, 10:32 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Note that I didn't argue my case, instead I withdrew my application in April. They contacted me out of the blue yesterday.
  Forum: Visas · Post Preview: #809220 · Replies: 70 · Views: 30,252

Craptastical
Posted on: 3.Jun.2013, 01:52 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Here's another update about my application for citizenship...

I received an email this morning from someone working in the citizenship section asking me to call her because the time spent here on my work permit and UT will be counted toward citizenship.

I called her, and her explanation for why it will be allowed is exactly what I originally thought: My original application for my residence and work permit was intended for settlement, not because I landed a job in Sweden (I was moving my job from the US). I had even indicated this in the original residence permit application in 2007 (that this is for permanent settlement).

I just wanted to let people know that each case will have to be measured on it's own, and that there are many factors which influence whether or not the time will count toward citizenship.

I hope this helps others not to give up hope if they have already applied.
  Forum: Visas · Post Preview: #809124 · Replies: 70 · Views: 30,252

Craptastical
Posted on: 4.Apr.2013, 08:24 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


QUOTE (gplusa @ 4.Apr.2013, 05:48 PM) *
Don't quite follow what you're saying about not being able to work for 2 years. I arrived married to a Swedish citizen and have been working continuously since two months after we arrived. Not sure what you are trying to say there.

I thought that the standard was pretty much no working for the first two years while on a UT until you were granted a PUT. Guess I was wrong in my rant. My apologies.

Tim
  Forum: Visas · Post Preview: #802406 · Replies: 70 · Views: 30,252

Craptastical
Posted on: 4.Apr.2013, 04:02 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Update: I just got off the phone with Migrationsverket asking about my application.

Summary: Those who have been here as productive tax-paying members of society while on a work permit of any kind may not count those 4 years towards citizenship. We have to be here a total of 9 years while those who are married to a Swedish citizen and aren't allowed to work for the first two years may apply after being here for three years. Yes, there is a big huge "WTF kind of logic is that?!?" involved here.

Again, for all of the other people here on work permits: Your time here on a work permit will not count. End of story. Those who arrive here on a work permit will have to be here for 4 years on the work permit, then an additional 5 years on a PUT in order to be eligible for citizenship. That's 9 years total for those of us in this situation.

So don't risk the application fee if you are unsure. Keep trying to get through their call queue until you talk to someone directly and then apply if they say you are eligible.

I hope this helps some of the other people not to get their hopes up before they are actually eligible.

Tim
  Forum: Visas · Post Preview: #802382 · Replies: 70 · Views: 30,252

Craptastical
Posted on: 26.Mar.2013, 08:44 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


I've just sent a message asking if there was something wrong with my application or if I forgot something that's causing it to be held up. I applied on October 10, so it shouldn't be taking this long to get a thumbs up or down.

Tim
  Forum: Visas · Post Preview: #800811 · Replies: 70 · Views: 30,252

Craptastical
Posted on: 11.Mar.2013, 11:24 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


QUOTE (axiom @ 9.Mar.2013, 02:26 PM) *
Never came across anyone that has tried a citizenship application after 4year on work permit. But it then seems to add up. Migrationsverket makes it pretty clear that 5yrs PUT or a residence permit for settlement is required for a citizenship application. A work permit is not an permit for settlement, permits for settlement actually state so very clearly on the application forms "Ansökan om uppehållstillstånd för bosättning i Sverige". I know there is one other person on the forum that is trying the work permit way but I don't think he has received a response as yet.

That person would be me, and I'm on month 5 out of their 9 month estimate for a response. I'll update the other thread I started once I get a response either way.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #798218 · Replies: 160 · Views: 112,708

Craptastical
Posted on: 4.Mar.2013, 10:38 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


There may even be some options which can be enabled that will help with this. Look for "accessibility" in settings, this is where such a thing would be located if it's built in (I don't have an Android phone anymore so I can't look for it myself, sorry).

I hope this helps!
  Forum: Telecoms · Post Preview: #796687 · Replies: 8 · Views: 4,313

Craptastical
Posted on: 27.Feb.2013, 10:13 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Yes, the it tried to be 50/50, but it's more equal if both parties were already equal to begin with and one person doesn't take on more financial burdens than the others. In other words, if you're taking out a loan, credit card, anything... Do it jointly. Debt that is only under one person's name stays under that person's name. If it's joint then it is split 50/50 (and so are the assets associated with that debt).

Oh well. We are filing the divorce paperwork today, so that's one step closer to and end to this nightmare of an incredibly painful process. *sigh*
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #795514 · Replies: 11 · Views: 8,431

Craptastical
Posted on: 26.Feb.2013, 02:26 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


OK, so here's the deal according to my lawyer (met and talked to her this morning). The apartment would go to whoever needs it most, one way or another it will get there.

The other part is that physical property which is associated with existing debt when that debt is under only one person't name is the property of the person who is paying off the debt. If the debt is held jointly, then the property and debt may be split, but not if it's only under one person't name.

So, even though the kid is 16 and is not my kid and the apartment is under only my name, they can still take it even if the time living together hasn't hit the two year mark.

Oh well. All I can do now is play nice and hope that she will still want to trade the apartment for two instead of forcing me back into the andrahand market.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #795282 · Replies: 11 · Views: 8,431

Craptastical
Posted on: 25.Feb.2013, 10:15 AM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


Thanks so much for the responses all, especially Yorkshireman...

I'm meeting with my lawyer tomorrow morning and will share what I learn so that others may benefit from it.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #794879 · Replies: 11 · Views: 8,431

Craptastical
Posted on: 23.Feb.2013, 07:25 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


So I (an American) got married to a Swedish citizen around this time last year, and now we're getting a divorce. While I am going to see a lawyer in a couple days because she is determined to make this difficult, I would still like to hear from others here on the forum who are in the know.

She has a 16 year old daughter (not mine, thank god). I don't have children with her.

How exactly do the rules work as far as who gets the hyresrätt apartment? The apartment is under my name only, and it costs too much for her to pay for on her own (I can pay for it on my own), and she doesn't meet the landlord's requirements to make 3x income compared to how much rent costs per year (I meet those requirements too).

The other thing is furniture that I brought into the marriage that I'm still paying off... How does that work? Do I still keep it if I'm paying for it or is there a possibility that I will be screwed with that there too?

From what I understand spousal support is also not allowed except for in extreme circumstances. Is that truly the case?

Any land mines I need to watch out for?

Thanks in advance.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #794503 · Replies: 11 · Views: 8,431

Craptastical
Posted on: 15.Feb.2013, 04:11 PM





Group: Members
Posts: 3,145
Joined: 21.Feb.2007
Member No.: 13,891


I am thoroughly impressed that Godwin's law was invoked within the OP. Premature Godwinulation?

I can't reread the first post without The Loney Island's "Jizz in my Pants" playing in my head.

In any case, while I respect the OP's right to have an opinion, it seems to be in "be afraid of the boogyman" territory. SD (and any political party for that matter) has enough flaws that they can be effectively pointed out without the need to resort to exaggerations.
  Forum: Life in Sweden · Post Preview: #792709 · Replies: 84 · Views: 16,420

126 Pages V   1 2 3 > »