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Posted by: Alex29 21.Jan.2016, 04:11 PM

Greetings,

Folks waiting for sambo visas have created spreadsheet, where they share their waiting times. Let us do the same for those, who are waiting for work permit or its extensions.

Here is the spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/0GhIFk. I would very much appreciate if you have shared the following info:
-- Application date
-- Was it work permit or extension
-- Your nationality (optional)
-- Decision received date or none
-- Any comments you would like to add

Hopefully it will give us an idea about the real waiting time. Thank you.

Posted by: delta76 21.Jan.2016, 04:58 PM

Apparently it's readonly

New
Applied March 12th 2015,
Decision made March 26th 2015
Exactly 2 weeks smile.gif

Posted by: mgpop 21.Jan.2016, 05:08 PM

Can you please add this to the spreadsheet, or open it up for collaboration so I can add? Thanks!

-- Applied December 2, 2015
-- New application
-- U.S.
-- Decision pending

Posted by: Alex29 21.Jan.2016, 05:27 PM

QUOTE (delta76 @ 21.Jan.2016, 04:58 PM) *
Apparently it's readonly

New
Applied March 12th 2015,
Decision made March 26th 2015
Exactly 2 weeks smile.gif

Thank you, but I will skip yours, since you've applied before the crisis, when waiting times were small.

The idea to see what is happening right now and find out what is the real average waiting time, so people can at least approximately plan their lives. Thank you anyway.

Posted by: mjennin2 21.Jan.2016, 07:23 PM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 21.Jan.2016, 04:27 PM) *
Thank you, but I will skip yours, since you've applied before the crisis, when waiting times were small.

The idea to see what is happening right now and find out what is the real average waiting time, so people can at least approximately plan their lives. Thank you anyway.

Speaking as the person who created the sambo spreadsheet ( biggrin.gif ), you might not want to exclude anyone. If you truly intend to make this document as usable as possible, the larger the sample size the better. Plus, assuming the waiting times are going to continue to get worse for work permit applicants, or if people want to try to understand why some permits go so much faster than others, having back data to calculate trends can be really interesting.

Just a thought smile.gif

Also, two thoughts about collaboration: I chose to lock people out of my file so it couldn't be accidentally messed up, and so that no one could take the data I had compiled and use it without my knowing. I think this is the best way to help ensure data accuracy and people's privacy. But also, it will become a full time job. Thank god I work in finance so it isn't weird for people to see me working on a spreadsheet all day long ;D

Posted by: Alex29 21.Jan.2016, 07:28 PM

QUOTE (mjennin2 @ 21.Jan.2016, 07:23 PM) *
Speaking as the person who created the sambo spreadsheet ( biggrin.gif ), you might not want to exclude anyone. If you truly intend to make this document as usable as possible, the larger the sample size the better. Plus, assuming the waiting times are going to continue to get worse for work permit applicants, or if people want to try to understand why some permits go so much faster than others, having back data to calculate trends can be really interesting.


Thank for the feedback - very very appreciated!

Posted by: CBDZ 21.Jan.2016, 07:47 PM

Hello,

The topic exists already : http://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=77461 wink.gif

Posted by: mjennin2 21.Jan.2016, 08:52 PM

Cherif, for better or worse, your topic got largely taken over by all of us sambos laugh.gif F

Posted by: Alex29 21.Jan.2016, 11:12 PM

QUOTE (CBDZ @ 21.Jan.2016, 07:47 PM) *
Hello,

The topic exists already : http://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=77461 wink.gif

"Your" topic is total mess, not to say you have yourself applied for different type of permit. Don't write here anymore, please. Thanks.

Posted by: Martian 22.Jan.2016, 01:45 AM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 21.Jan.2016, 11:12 PM) *
"Your" topic is total mess, not to say you have yourself applied for different type of permit. Don't write here anymore, please. Thanks.


IMO, I don't think the bolded part was necessary. Its a bit offensive, unless I am reading with too much sensitivity?

Posted by: Alex29 22.Jan.2016, 01:57 AM

QUOTE (Martian @ 22.Jan.2016, 01:45 AM) *
IMO, I don't think the bolded part was necessary. Its a bit offensive, unless I am reading with too much sensitivity?

The guy is well known flooder over here: made silly application with no legal grounds, and is complaining in every single topic how stupid and unprofessional people working at MV are for almost a year now. I do not want this rubbish here.

Posted by: xmsms 22.Jan.2016, 03:53 AM

-- Applied Novembem 19, 2015
-- New application
-- China
-- No decision date

Posted by: mgpop 22.Jan.2016, 04:24 PM

Another to add to the spreadsheet, which seems consistent with other data.

My friend Emily applied from the US on April 17, 2015 for a new application and received her decision on May 24. About 5 weeks for that one!

Posted by: Teddyboygreg 24.Jan.2016, 06:31 AM

I'm waiting on a self employed residency permit I've yet to here anyone talk about self employed on here I'm trying to open a barbershop I'm american and applied thru the Swedish embassy in dc and with help of my Swedish lawyer who wrote me a nice cover letter my application date is dec 29th 2014 still waiting no decision or contact yet from sweden immigration

Posted by: Alex29 25.Jan.2016, 10:40 AM

Found official statistics with number of work permits issued in 2013-2015: http://www.migrationsverket.se/Om-Migrationsverket/Statistik/Arbetstagare---de-storsta-yrkesgrupperna.html

It turns out, MV has granted roughly the same number of work permits during the September-December of 2015 as during the same period of 2014.

Posted by: xmsms 25.Jan.2016, 12:18 PM

2015 approved the 13,313 work permits.
About 250 work days in 2015
About 53 work permits approved day
April May June more than other months
January February about 47 per day

Posted by: nanndoj 25.Jan.2016, 02:42 PM

Here is my first post in this forum biggrin.gif :

Applied from Brazil
Work permit
Application date: 2016, January 11th
Application type: New
Decision pending

Posted by: mgpop 27.Jan.2016, 10:19 PM

After applying for a work permit on December 2, my employer just notified me that we have been assigned a case officer! Normally good news, but when my employer attempted to check in with the case officer, they got an out-of-office email saying the person will be on vacation until February 29! Such a bummer. My employer is going to attempt to contact the supervisor and see if there's anything we can do.

I guess hoping to fall within the 2-month estimate is a bit unrealistic at this point, but I'm still trying to remain upbeat!

Posted by: nanndoj 28.Jan.2016, 07:20 PM

Hi folks,

Got my decision today. biggrin.gif

Application date: 2016-01-11
Decision date: 2016-01-28

Posted by: Alex29 28.Jan.2016, 08:56 PM

QUOTE (nanndoj @ 28.Jan.2016, 07:20 PM) *
Hi folks,

Got my decision today. biggrin.gif

Application date: 2016-01-11
Decision date: 2016-01-28

Nice. Happy for you. Could you please clarify if it was new permit or renewal? Thanks.

Posted by: SkiMan55 28.Jan.2016, 09:27 PM

I don't want to scare people, but I called Migrationsverket with an inquiry today, and also asked them what current waiting times for work permits are. They said expect 3-4 months... "and be pleasantly surprised if it takes less time than that."

I figured since I literally asked them this today that people may be interested in knowing what their current answer is. He said the website information is out of date.

Posted by: Alex29 28.Jan.2016, 09:34 PM

QUOTE (SkiMan55 @ 28.Jan.2016, 09:27 PM) *
...I called Migrationsverket with an inquiry today, and also asked them what current waiting times for work permits are. They said expect 3-4 months... "and be pleasantly surprised if it takes less time than that."

Thanks for sharing the info.

I would appreciated if you answered the following questions, so I could add you to the spreadsheet:

-- Application date
-- Was it new work permit or an extension
-- Your nationality (optional)
-- Decision received date or none
-- Any comments you would like to add

Posted by: SkiMan55 28.Jan.2016, 09:40 PM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 28.Jan.2016, 09:34 PM) *
Thanks for sharing the info.

I would appreciated if you answered the following questions, so I could add you to the spreadsheet:

-- Application date
-- Was it new work permit or an extension
-- Your nationality (optional)
-- Decision received date or none
-- Any comments you would like to add


Sorry, I actually haven't applied yet. While I'm expecting a job offer in a few days, it may be easier for me to go to sweden on a different visa type so I'm weighing my options at the moment.

Posted by: nanndoj 29.Jan.2016, 02:09 PM

Hey @Alex29, it was a new application. I was really impressed because some folks were telling about 3-4 months and hopefully I got mine in only 2,5 weeks. I hope it will start getting faster now for everyone!

Posted by: Alicia59 1.Feb.2016, 05:00 AM

QUOTE (SkiMan55 @ 28.Jan.2016, 10:27 PM) *
I don't want to scare people, but I called Migrationsverket with an inquiry today, and also asked them what current waiting times for work permits are. They said expect 3-4 months... "and be pleasantly surprised if it takes less time than that."

I figured since I literally asked them this today that people may be interested in knowing what their current answer is. He said the website information is out of date.


I'm glad they gave you a straight answer. I'm about five months in and was wondering what the holdup was, since the website still says two months..so hopefully they'll get to mine sometime soon..

Posted by: mdgmash 5.Feb.2016, 01:16 PM

-- Applied: 2014 - 12 - 09
-- New Work Permit
-- U.S.
-- No Decision Yet
-- I had an existing spouse of student permit, so I wasn't eligible for fast track as it was a "change of status", but it still seems ridiculous. I will note that I am still able to work while the application is pending

Posted by: Cenk 5.Feb.2016, 03:28 PM

QUOTE
I don't want to scare people, but I called Migrationsverket with an inquiry today, and also asked them what current waiting times for work permits are. They said expect 3-4 months...

I got the same answer today over the telephone. What a disappointment!

Posted by: Cenk 10.Feb.2016, 01:58 PM

Any update from anyone? :-)

Posted by: mgpop 10.Feb.2016, 03:26 PM

QUOTE (Cenk @ 10.Feb.2016, 01:58 PM) *
Any update from anyone? :-)


All I know is that I now have a case officer. Has anyone else been assigned one yet? He told my employer the wait time is 2-3 months, which should mean any day now for me...

Posted by: xmsms 11.Feb.2016, 05:15 AM

My case is still no news, perhaps more than 3 months sad.gif

Posted by: xmsms 16.Feb.2016, 02:36 PM

My lawyer told me that her two customers in the September 24 application. Approved today. Nearly 5 months.

Posted by: Cenk 16.Feb.2016, 03:37 PM

Today my employer has told me that MV is currently dealing with the applications made on November 16th. It makes the average waiting time around three months. Hopefully it is not going to be longer.

Posted by: Cenk 16.Feb.2016, 03:41 PM

QUOTE (xmsms @ 16.Feb.2016, 03:36 PM) *
My lawyer told me that her two customers in the September 24 application. Approved today. Nearly 5 months.
Why did you need a lawyer exactly?

Posted by: Alex29 16.Feb.2016, 03:48 PM

Gentlemen, thank you for sharing this information.

Me and friend of mine have talked to MV customer support two weeks ago and were told that September applications for work permit extensions are being processed at the moment, so we finally have some matching information.

I have personally applied 1st of December, so it seems people applied at that period of time will have to wait for about two more months.

Posted by: mgpop 16.Feb.2016, 07:55 PM

Does anyone else have a case officer yet?

Posted by: Alex29 16.Feb.2016, 10:08 PM

.

Posted by: xmsms 17.Feb.2016, 03:15 AM

QUOTE (Cenk @ 16.Feb.2016, 10:41 PM) *
Why did you need a lawyer exactly?

My English is not good,I need a lawyer to fill in forms and translated information.

Posted by: Winnie85 19.Feb.2016, 05:34 AM

I got the work permit approved yesterday smile.gif

Applied on 23rd Dec 2015, sent my husband and daughter's documents as supplement to the application on 4th Feb and yesterday I got the Email from Migration Board that the work permit has been approved as well as the application from my family member.

Posted by: EuroMadeline 19.Feb.2016, 04:24 PM

Hi all.

I applied on Dec. 11
New permit application (specifically au pair)
USA nationality
Decision Pending.

I recieved vague email on Jan. 19 stating that the Agency had

Posted by: mgpop 19.Feb.2016, 04:40 PM

[quote name='EuroMadeline' post='884645' date='19.Feb.2016, 04:24 PM']mgpop, how do I find this out? I

Posted by: xmsms 23.Feb.2016, 04:24 AM

[quote name='EuroMadeline' post='884645' date='19.Feb.2016, 11:24 PM']Hi all.

I applied on Dec. 11
New permit application (specifically au pair)
USA nationality
Decision Pending.

I recieved vague email on Jan. 19 stating that the Agency had

Posted by: mgpop 24.Feb.2016, 03:32 PM

Exciting news: My work visa has been approved! I applied for a new work visa on December 2, so that's about 11 weeks total.

Best of luck to all the others; I'm sure yours will come through soon!

Posted by: Alicia59 3.Mar.2016, 02:48 AM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 16.Feb.2016, 03:48 PM) *
Gentlemen, thank you for sharing this information.

Me and friend of mine have talked to MV customer support two weeks ago and were told that September applications for work permit extensions are being processed at the moment, so we finally have some matching information.

I have personally applied 1st of December, so it seems people applied at that period of time will have to wait for about two more months.


@Alex29 - do you know if this is just for extensions or for new permits as well? My application is for a new permit and was submitted in September...so before I get really excited that it will be my time soon..can you clarify if your info applies to me too? Thanks!!

Posted by: Cenk 3.Mar.2016, 03:10 PM

Hej everyone,

I finally got my permit.

Application Date: 04.12.2015
Decision Date: 03.03.2016
Waiting Time: 3 months
Application Type: New permit

Hope you will get yours soon too.

Posted by: Alex29 4.Mar.2016, 07:56 AM

QUOTE (Alicia59 @ 3.Mar.2016, 02:48 AM) *
@Alex29 - do you know if this is just for extensions or for new permits as well? My application is for a new permit and was submitted in September...so before I get really excited that it will be my time soon..can you clarify if your info applies to me too? Thanks!!

It's so fucking random. More information I get, more lost I get.

Last week I was told that there are few completely separate units at MV that are doing the same work. Your application is semi-randomly assigned to one of the units, and processing time depends on the amount of resources and applications they have got at the moment, which may wary a lot.

Give them a call, insist them giving you contact details for group's lead handing your application. Contact him/her and ask to provide you with as accurate estimates as they can. If you get any information, please share with us. Good luck.

Posted by: Alicia59 4.Mar.2016, 04:09 PM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 4.Mar.2016, 08:56 AM) *
It's so fucking random. More information I get, more lost I get.

Last week I was told that there are few completely separate units at MV that are doing the same work. Your application is semi-randomly assigned to one of the units, and processing time depends on the amount of resources and applications they have got at the moment, which may wary a lot.

Give them a call, insist them giving you contact details for group's lead handing your application. Contact him/her and ask to provide you with as accurate estimates as they can. If you get any information, please share with us. Good luck.


Called again and they basically said "We can't confirm whether September apps are being worked on; we are working at the Customer Service center and you should contact the person who told you that." This seems like a big joke. Are they just giving random answers and timeframes to get people off the phone?? How did you get ahold of someone who (hopefully) had a clue? Do you think he/she just made up the September info to get you out of their hair?

Posted by: Alex29 4.Mar.2016, 05:04 PM

QUOTE (Alicia59 @ 4.Mar.2016, 04:09 PM) *
Called again and they basically said "We can't confirm whether September apps are being worked on; we are working at the Customer Service center and you should contact the person who told you that." This seems like a big joke. Are they just giving random answers and timeframes to get people off the phone?? How did you get ahold of someone who (hopefully) had a clue? Do you think he/she just made up the September info to get you out of their hair?

Dammit, I am sorry. It's Friday's evening, so perhaps s(he) was tired. The person I have spoken with was extremely nice.

Try to get contacts of the unit, which is working on your case. Customer service folks seem to really not know details of the other units schedules. This is the only advice I can give you at the moment.

I personally feel extremely uncomfortable bothering them knowing they work under stress, so I just try to train my patience. But taking into account it's been unusually long and that people applied 3 months after you have gotten their decisions, it's good idea to put some additional pressure on your employer, so it can annoy them as well, because trust me, it's a complete bullshit they don't give anyone priority - companies like Ericsson get their applications approved in one day even in 2016. Good luck.

Posted by: LLHope 4.Mar.2016, 05:54 PM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 4.Mar.2016, 05:04 PM) *
because trust me, it's a complete bullshit they don't give anyone priority - companies like Ericsson get their applications approved in one day even in 2016. Good luck.
It is part of the public service provided by Migrationsverket that companies can go through a process where they are considered trustable etc... and the resulting agreement with MigV is that work permit applications from that company will be processed within 20 days.

Posted by: Alex29 5.Mar.2016, 01:44 AM

QUOTE (LLHope @ 4.Mar.2016, 05:54 PM) *
It is part of the public service provided by Migrationsverket that companies can go through a process where they are considered trustable etc... and the resulting agreement with MigV is that work permit applications from that company will be processed within 20 days.

It used to. Right now they claim 'The Swedish Migration Agency no longer grants a priority', which slightly contradicts with the reality.

Posted by: gaurrrav 5.Mar.2016, 07:20 AM

Greetings.!

New Work Permit

Applied: 3 December 2015
Decision date: 2 March 2016 (Exactly 3 Months)
Decision: Positive, 2 Years of Work Permit
Nationality: Indian

Thanks

Posted by: Case officer 5.Mar.2016, 07:34 AM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 5.Mar.2016, 01:44 AM) *
It used to. Right now they claim 'The Swedish Migration Agency no longer grants a priority', which slightly contradicts with the reality.

This process has nothing to do with priority. Certain employers with a large number of applications are in a process for certified employers and get processed quickly. In Swedish:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/Andra-aktorer/Arbetsgivare/Anstalla-fran-lander-utanfor-EU/Fragor-och-svar-om-certifiering-.html

Posted by: Alex29 5.Mar.2016, 06:50 PM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 5.Mar.2016, 07:34 AM) *
This process has nothing to do with priority. Certain employers with a large number of applications are in a process for certified employers and get processed quickly. In Swedish:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/Andra-aktorer/Arbetsgivare/Anstalla-fran-lander-utanfor-EU/Fragor-och-svar-om-certifiering-.html

Could you perhaps give @Alicia59 some advice? Thanks.

Posted by: hatim 6.Mar.2016, 10:38 AM

I called them last week asking about my process (extension). The agent I talked to said that it is taking about 4 months instead of 3 to get to the front of the (regular) queue.

Posted by: Alex29 7.Mar.2016, 12:52 AM

QUOTE (hatim @ 6.Mar.2016, 10:38 AM) *
I called them last week asking about my process (extension). The agent I talked to said that it is taking about 4 months instead of 3 to get to the front of the (regular) queue.

Thank you for sharing this information.

The last time colleague of mine has talked to MV (a week ago), she was told MV is roughly five months behind, not four, which is interesting, and slightly confusing.

P.S. I would appreciate if you have shared the dates (pls see the form in the first message). Thanks.

Posted by: Alicia59 7.Mar.2016, 01:23 AM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 4.Mar.2016, 06:04 PM) *
Dammit, I am sorry. It's Friday's evening, so perhaps s(he) was tired. The person I have spoken with was extremely nice.

Try to get contacts of the unit, which is working on your case. Customer service folks seem to really not know details of the other units schedules. This is the only advice I can give you at the moment.

I personally feel extremely uncomfortable bothering them knowing they work under stress, so I just try to train my patience. But taking into account it's been unusually long and that people applied 3 months after you have gotten their decisions, it's good idea to put some additional pressure on your employer, so it can annoy them as well, because trust me, it's a complete bullshit they don't give anyone priority - companies like Ericsson get their applications approved in one day even in 2016. Good luck.


Thank you, I will keep trying. Can't understand why it's taken almost 6 months for this! I moved in with the parents because I thought this would be a 2-3 month thing, and now I feel like a burden on them. I don't want to get an apartment and then receive my decision the next day and be stuck on a lease...very inconvenient.

Posted by: Alicia59 7.Mar.2016, 01:24 AM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 5.Mar.2016, 08:34 AM) *
This process has nothing to do with priority. Certain employers with a large number of applications are in a process for certified employers and get processed quickly. In Swedish:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/Andra-aktorer/Arbetsgivare/Anstalla-fran-lander-utanfor-EU/Fragor-och-svar-om-certifiering-.html


Are you able to give me any advice? I've been waiting 6 months for my work permit (new, not extension). It's for a chef position at a Michelin Star restaurant - not sure if the industry matters as far as wait time.

Posted by: jdavin81 14.Mar.2016, 01:49 PM

-- Application date: 14 Jan 2016
-- Was it work permit or extension: Extension
-- Your nationality (optional):
-- Decision received date or none: --
-- Any comments you would like to add: 2nd extension after 48 months of WP with same company.

Posted by: Case officer 14.Mar.2016, 05:12 PM

QUOTE (Alicia59 @ 7.Mar.2016, 01:24 AM) *
Are you able to give me any advice? I've been waiting 6 months for my work permit (new, not extension). It's for a chef position at a Michelin Star restaurant - not sure if the industry matters as far as wait time.

Did you apply in September? Which date?

Posted by: Alex29 14.Mar.2016, 06:47 PM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 14.Mar.2016, 05:12 PM) *
Did you apply in September? Which date?

Alicia has applied 2015.09.15. Thank you.

Posted by: Alex29 16.Mar.2016, 11:11 AM

FYI. Yet another person, who has just spoken to MV told me today that the waiting times on the web-site have got nothing to do with reality, and therefore can and should be ignored.

Posted by: Case officer 16.Mar.2016, 12:07 PM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 14.Mar.2016, 06:47 PM) *
Alicia has applied 2015.09.15. Thank you.

If this is Alicia S she should contact the Migration Agency immediately.

Posted by: Alex29 17.Mar.2016, 04:55 PM

Lovely people from MV have issued me PUT. 16 weeks since I have applied for one.

I will keep maintaining the spreadsheet, so kindly ask everyone to update us with information - it will help others. Thank you and good luck!

Posted by: jack terry 22.Mar.2016, 10:33 AM

i applied on jan 29 still waiting new application for work permit case officer also granted

Posted by: scottlo 22.Mar.2016, 04:32 PM

Hi,

I'd like to share my work permit application status,

Application registered: March 1st 2016
New Application
Nationality: Taiwan
Status: Pending

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 23.Mar.2016, 02:05 PM

Sharing

Application date 2016-01-25
Extension
No case officer

Posted by: scottlo 23.Mar.2016, 03:22 PM

Just received an email from immigration service this evening, stated:

"Your case has now been settled.

Please observe that this message does not inform you whether your application has been granted or rejected. You will be informed about the decision by mail (if you are residing in Sweden) or through the Swedish embassy/consulate that you specified in your application to receive the decision."


Does this mean I am granted my work permit?

Please share your experience, thank you very much!

Posted by: iamaho 23.Mar.2016, 03:39 PM

Please observe that this message does not inform you whether your application has been granted or rejected. You will be informed about the decision by mail (if you are residing in Sweden) or through the Swedish embassy/consulate that you specified in your application to receive the decision.

Please read what MV has written for you AGAIN. It is written very clearly. However, let's break it down.

Please observe that this message does not inform you whether your application has been granted or rejected.
= this email does not mean they have either approved or rejected your application, it simply informs you that a decision has been made.

You will be informed about the decision by mail (if you are residing in Sweden) or through the Swedish embassy/consulate that you specified in your application to receive the decision.
= please contact your local Swedish embassy for the decision pertaining your application.

Posted by: Alex29 23.Mar.2016, 04:13 PM

You can give them a call and ask - this is what I have done. Good luck.

Posted by: scottlo 24.Mar.2016, 04:33 AM

Thank you, Alex.

I emailed Sweden Consulate in Hong Kong and they confirmed my application has been approved.

So it takes about 3 weeks for me to get my work permit.

Application submitted on 3/1/2016, decision made and approved on 3/23/2016.

Posted by: Mistress_Of_Doom 24.Mar.2016, 03:38 PM

How is that possible sad.gif I applied (New Zealand citizen) on January 21st and still waiting. Have emailed them and they said they are now processing applications from January 5th.

Posted by: Alex29 24.Mar.2016, 03:53 PM

QUOTE (Mistress_Of_Doom @ 24.Mar.2016, 03:38 PM) *
How is that possible sad.gif I applied (New Zealand citizen) on January 21st and still waiting. Have emailed them and they said they are now processing applications from January 5th.

Different queues for different unit and industries. Do not patnic, you should be somewhere at the beginning of your queue now.

Posted by: Mistress_Of_Doom 25.Mar.2016, 01:37 AM

I have been panicking, because I am supposed to travel next week sad.gif

I was initially told to the wait is 5 weeks, then I saw on the website that it will take 2 months, so I delayed my flight by a month and cost me about half of my ticket price to change. Now more than 2 months later I am still waiting...

Posted by: Alex29 25.Mar.2016, 07:20 AM

QUOTE (Mistress_Of_Doom @ 25.Mar.2016, 01:37 AM) *
I have been panicking, because I am supposed to travel next week sad.gif

I was initially told to the wait is 5 weeks, then I saw on the website that it will take 2 months, so I delayed my flight by a month and cost me about half of my ticket price to change. Now more than 2 months later I am still waiting...

I am sorry, mate. Let's keep fingers crossed for you.

By the way, we don't have you in the spreadsheet. Could you please share the dates with us? Thanks.

Posted by: nithor01 25.Mar.2016, 08:55 PM

Applied 2016-03-17 for PUT through work permit . Submit all the required documents. Hope for the best

Posted by: Mistress_Of_Doom 26.Mar.2016, 02:59 AM

Sure.

Application date: Januray 21
Was it work permit or extension: work permit (working holiday)
Your nationality: New Zealand
Decision received date or none: Decision Pending
Any comments you would like to add: submitted all the required documents electronically, although my ticket date will now be wrong.

Posted by: hariharan249 28.Mar.2016, 09:04 AM

Hi, May I know whether the below documents are the ones which are sufficient to be submitted by the employer to initiate your work permit -
1) Employment contract letter?
2) Trade union documentation.

Do we need an insurance as well? Kindly advice, if we need any more documentation from the employer.

Posted by: stck_man 3.Apr.2016, 02:27 PM

Hi My Friends

Last week, Migrationverket announced new waiting times in their website. Go and get some bad surprise there.

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden/Time-to-a-decision.html

wink.gif ohmy.gif

Posted by: Anget 5.Apr.2016, 11:43 AM

This is so frustrating. It seems like new work permit are given more priority over extensions? Seems people who applied in January have gotten decisions already.

Applied December 28th 2015,
Decision Pending, have not even gotten a case officer yet
Work permit type: Extension with the same employer.
3 months and waiting

Called MV and they said i should hopefully get a case officer assigned in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: shabs 6.Apr.2016, 06:12 AM

Application date: 15 sept 2015
Permit type: Extension of work permit (already worked for 4 years so they automatically evaluate eligibility for a permanent residence permit)
Nationality: Malaysian
Decision received date: 31 march 2016
Comments: MS sent me a letter in jan 2016 requesting additional details about employer insurances.

Posted by: hatim 6.Apr.2016, 04:21 PM

QUOTE (shabs @ 6.Apr.2016, 06:12 AM) *
Application date: 15 sept 2015
Permit type: Extension of work permit (already worked for 4 years so they automatically evaluate eligibility for a permanent residence permit)
Nationality: Malaysian
Decision received date: 31 march 2016
Comments: MS sent me a letter in jan 2016 requesting additional details about employer insurances.


shabs, i am curious. What did they exactly ask about insurances? And what was your response.

Posted by: shabs 6.Apr.2016, 04:37 PM

They wanted proof that my employer has sjukdom, arbetsskada, liv och pensionsförsäkring for all employees. I got the HR department to send in the necessary documents to MS.

Posted by: hatim 6.Apr.2016, 05:07 PM

QUOTE (shabs @ 6.Apr.2016, 04:37 PM) *
They wanted proof that my employer has sjukdom, arbetsskada, liv och pensionsförsäkring for all employees. I got the HR department to send in the necessary documents to MS.


shabs,

Ok so was this for your current employer or all past employers.

I don't understand why MV need that for all employees. What does your employment terms have to do with terms of other employees.

Thanks

Posted by: shabs 7.Apr.2016, 06:17 AM

Hmm I worded it wrong...they needed my employer to show that they have these insurances for me...but the document is not specific in my name. It's a general document that shows that my employer has these insurances for all employees (ie including me).

And they require the documents from all employers one has had in the last 4 years. I've had the same employer the whole time so it was easier I guess. I assume it can be a pain in the ass having to hunt down ex employers for this insurance paper.

Posted by: camembert 7.Apr.2016, 09:06 AM

Application date: 8 dec 2015
Permit type: Extension
Nationality: Russian
Status: Pending, no case officer

Posted by: mynewtshirt 12.Apr.2016, 09:55 AM

Hi,

I wrote to Migrationsverket to ask about my status and they said my application is in the queue and waiting for case officer. I applied on 1st of March.
Are people getting case officers depending on the date they applied or a country of residence or some other criteria?
I see people applied in December and not having case officer yet.

Posted by: Anget 12.Apr.2016, 10:13 AM

Applied 28 Dec and have not gotten a case officer.

Posted by: jdavin81 14.Apr.2016, 10:01 AM

Just update regarding my case and no decision yet.
I have applied on 14 Jan 2016 for extension and expecting PR.

Received letter at home from Migrationsverket saying something like Migrationsverket will assign case officer to my case within 4-6 weeks and if all documents are submitted then decision would be faster otherwise it could take 8 months. And they have just mentioned list of documents we should send in case of extension or PR etc.
They have also mentioned that this letter has been received by people who have applied in December 2015 in Stockholm.

This seems like new process compare to earlier times. I guess people who have completed almost 3 months since they have applied have received this letter.

I will update here once I heard more from Migrationsverket.

Posted by: Anget 14.Apr.2016, 10:08 AM

QUOTE
Just update regarding my case and no decision yet.
I have applied on 14 Jan 2016 for extension and expecting PR.

Received letter at home from Migrationsverket saying something like Migrationsverket will assign case officer to my case within 4-6 weeks and if all documents are submitted then decision would be faster otherwise it could take 8 months. And they have just mentioned list of documents we should send in case of extension or PR etc.
They have also mentioned that this letter has been received by people who have applied in December 2015 in Stockholm.

This seems like new process compare to earlier times. I guess people who have completed almost 3 months since they have applied have received this letter.

I will update here once I heard more from Migrationsverket.


Oh that is interesting jdavin81

I applied for a work permit extension 28th Dec 2016, so I should expect the letter too then! I will check if i get the letter once i get home!

Posted by: hatim 14.Apr.2016, 11:08 AM

QUOTE (jdavin81 @ 14.Apr.2016, 09:01 AM) *
Just update regarding my case and no decision yet.
I have applied on 14 Jan 2016 for extension and expecting PR.

Received letter at home from Migrationsverket saying something like Migrationsverket will assign case officer to my case within 4-6 weeks and if all documents are submitted then decision would be faster otherwise it could take 8 months. And they have just mentioned list of documents we should send in case of extension or PR etc.
They have also mentioned that this letter has been received by people who have applied in December 2015 in Stockholm.

This seems like new process compare to earlier times. I guess people who have completed almost 3 months since they have applied have received this letter.

I will update here once I heard more from Migrationsverket.


Could you post contents of the entire letter here (without your personal details). From looks of it I won't get the letter since I applied on November 30th huh.gif

Posted by: jdavin81 14.Apr.2016, 11:45 AM

I will upload image later on.
It was generic letter of course with my name on top and it came recently 2 days before and today is 3 months since I applied.
Not sure on what base they have sent the letter but they have mentioned that people who has applied in December, however I have applied in January..

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 14.Apr.2016, 03:23 PM

Hello jaavin 81,

I got the similar letter today. They will assign case officer within 6-8 weeks and the letter only sends to the appliers who applied in January 2016 and issued in Stockholm work permit unit.

According to the list of requested document I need send a few more documents before my case being issued so that my case can be complete.

Posted by: Anget 14.Apr.2016, 05:02 PM

Applied in Dec 28, came back and did not get such any letter. Hope that means that my information is complete.

Joanna in Sweden and jaavin 81, can you show us what is the list of requested document? :)Thanks!

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 15.Apr.2016, 04:55 AM

Hello Anget,

Requested documents in my letter are the same as MIG posted on the website, see below:

§ A summary of your income statements from the Swedish Tax Agency for each of the years you have worked in Sweden, showing both your total income and who paid your salary and what other income sources you have

§ Pay slips for each month in 2016

§ A certified statement showing any absences from work, such as a notice of payment from Swedish National Insurance

§ A certified statement showing that you have been covered by medical insurance, occupational injury insurance, life insurance and pension insurance, during the entire time that you have held a work permit.

Posted by: jdavin81 15.Apr.2016, 10:08 AM

@Anget as Joanna mention this letter doesn't meant that any document was missing in our application. It was just reminder that these documents should be there in application and if all documents are complete then once case officer is assigned decision will be taken faster.
In my case I had attached all documents and more then they need.
May be its just new process to send letter since January and people who has applied since January.

Posted by: jdavin81 15.Apr.2016, 12:18 PM

Just to add, I called Migrationsverket and asked about how to send more documents. And they recommended to email at migrationsverket@migrationsverket.se with case number and personnummer and they will attach document to case.

Posted by: camembert 19.Apr.2016, 10:29 AM

Got my PUT yesterday, April 18. Total waiting time 19 weeks.

Good luck everyone, hope you will get your decisions soon ^^

Posted by: Anget 19.Apr.2016, 02:06 PM

QUOTE
Got my PUT yesterday, April 18. Total waiting time 19 weeks.

Good luck everyone, hope you will get your decisions soon ^^


Thanks jdavin81 and Joanna in Sweden!

And congrats camembert on getting your extension! I am in the same boat as you, applying for an extension and changing employers at the same time. So i was worried, it will be complicated. Knowing you got yours through makes me more secure in this! smile.gif What documents did you send through on your new employer?

Posted by: camembert 19.Apr.2016, 04:37 PM

QUOTE (Anget @ 19.Apr.2016, 02:06 PM) *
Thanks jdavin81 and Joanna in Sweden!

And congrats camembert on getting your extension! I am in the same boat as you, applying for an extension and changing employers at the same time. So i was worried, it will be complicated. Knowing you got yours through makes me more secure in this! smile.gif What documents did you send through on your new employer?


Actually, I have been working for the same employer all the time...

Posted by: mynewtshirt 25.Apr.2016, 12:25 PM

Hi,

is there anyone who applied for Work Permit for the first time from non EU country? Do you know the waiting times?

I applied in March and I do not have case officer.

How are these applications processed? Is there some specific order or it is only by date of application?

Posted by: Alex29 25.Apr.2016, 12:52 PM

QUOTE (mynewtshirt @ 25.Apr.2016, 12:25 PM) *
Hi,

is there anyone who applied for Work Permit for the first time from non EU country? Do you know the waiting times?

I applied in March and I do not have case officer.

How are these applications processed? Is there some specific order or it is only by date of application?

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Time-to-a-decision.html

Average waiting time nowadays is something about 2-3 months.

Posted by: vijay5481 25.Apr.2016, 02:40 PM

I applied for work permit extension sept 2015, still waiting, non eu,

Posted by: Alex29 25.Apr.2016, 02:47 PM

QUOTE (vijay5481 @ 25.Apr.2016, 02:40 PM) *
I applied for work permit extension sept 2015, still waiting, non eu,

This seems too long. Contact MV and ask if they need any additional information, etc.

Posted by: Anget 25.Apr.2016, 07:58 PM

I applied for work permit extension Dec 2015, still waiting, non eu too. From Singapore.

Posted by: Alex29 25.Apr.2016, 08:35 PM

QUOTE (Anget @ 25.Apr.2016, 07:58 PM) *
I applied for work permit extension Dec 2015, still waiting, non eu too. From Singapore.

Share exact dates with us, please.

Posted by: hatim 28.Apr.2016, 06:54 PM

New "estimated" waiting times have been published on MV site on 26th of April.

Posted by: Anget 28.Apr.2016, 08:21 PM

QUOTE
Share exact dates with us, please.


@alex29 I applied on 28th Dec, called mv 3 days ago and they said they are on 15 April for extensions. The ETA seems to be accurate, they told me mine should take max 1 more month if all my docs are in.

Posted by: Alex29 29.Apr.2016, 02:54 PM

QUOTE (Anget @ 28.Apr.2016, 08:21 PM) *
@alex29 I applied on 28th Dec, called mv 3 days ago and they said they are on 15 April for extensions. The ETA seems to be accurate, they told me mine should take max 1 more month if all my docs are in.

April 15? Hm... That would mean they're just 2 weeks behind, which sounds too good.

MV is extremely unlikely processing applications by mid of April at the moment. On other hand, it is really strange you did not receive decision yet, since to our knowledge, they've finished processing 2015 applications for extensions about a month ago.

Posted by: Anget 30.Apr.2016, 12:17 AM

QUOTE
QUOTE (Anget @ 28.Apr.2016, 08:21 PM) *
@alex29 I applied on 28th Dec, called mv 3 days ago and they said they are on 15 April for extensions. The ETA seems to be accurate, they told me mine should take max 1 more m ... (show full quote)

April 15? Hm... That would mean they're just 2 weeks behind, which sounds too good.

MV is extremely unlikely processing applications by mid of April at the moment. On other hand, it is really strange you did not receive decision yet, since to our knowledge, they've finished processing 2015 applications for extensions about a month ago.


@Alex29 Where did you get that information that they've finished processing applications for extension from 2015 on though?

All I can see throughout this thread is that Shabs who applied on 15th Sept just got his decision 31st March and Camembert who applied 8 December just got his decision April 18th. So my estimate seems to be fairly accurate based on what I see here on the forums and what MV tells me. If Camembert applied on 8th December and got his 2 weeks ago, seems likely they are on April 15th now.

Posted by: Alex29 30.Apr.2016, 12:11 PM

QUOTE (Anget @ 30.Apr.2016, 12:17 AM) *
@Alex29 Where did you get that information that they've finished processing applications for extension from 2015 on though?

All I can see throughout this thread is that Shabs who applied on 15th Sept just got his decision 31st March and Camembert who applied 8 December just got his decision April 18th. So my estimate seems to be fairly accurate based on what I see here on the forums and what MV tells me. If Camembert applied on 8th December and got his 2 weeks ago, seems likely they are on April 15th now.

Many people got their applications processing delayed due to MV requesting additional information.

Posted by: nithor01 2.May.2016, 12:51 PM

QUOTE (Alex29 @ 29.Apr.2016, 03:54 PM) *
April 15? Hm... That would mean they're just 2 weeks behind, which sounds too good.

MV is extremely unlikely processing applications by mid of April at the moment. On other hand, it is really strange you did not receive decision yet, since to our knowledge, they've finished processing 2015 applications for extensions about a month ago.


are they really handling the extension applications of 15th March ? i applied on 17th!

Posted by: Anget 2.May.2016, 03:24 PM

QUOTE
QUOTE (Alex29 @ 29.Apr.2016, 03:54 PM) *
April 15? Hm... That would mean they're just 2 weeks behind, which sounds too good.MV is extremely unlikely processing applications by mid of April at the moment. On other ... (show full quote)

are they really handling the extension applications of 15th March ? i applied on 17th!


They could very well be lying to me but this was the answer given straight to me from the team leader of the work permit department in the Stockholm Unit. So I think it is dependent on which commun you are in as well. smile.gif

Posted by: nithor01 3.May.2016, 11:45 AM

QUOTE (Anget @ 2.May.2016, 04:24 PM) *
They could very well be lying to me but this was the answer given straight to me from the team leader of the work permit department in the Stockholm Unit. So I think it is dependent on which commun you are in as well. smile.gif


i guess it could be December or January applications now they are handling, it is more unlikely

Posted by: Anget 3.May.2016, 01:47 PM

Oh dear. I am sorry for this mixup and confusion guys. I read back on my replies and they are not processing the applications from 15 April, they are currently processing the applications from 15 December. So that was why they said it would most likely take 1 more month for my application which I filed 28th December.

Sorry for the confusion! smile.gif No wonder I was confused when Alex29 said April 15th sounds too good. In my head, it was Dec 15th and i thought that was still taking too long!

Posted by: Unfake 3.May.2016, 01:51 PM

Anget, They can easily lie. Some of the case officers don't care about the things they say. I applied at the beginning of December 2015 any my officer 7 weeks ago asked me to send additional papers (I've sent them next day and they were complete, he confirmed that I don't need to send anything more). He also told me that he is going to check those next week and make a decision in two-three weeks. After three weeks passed he told me that he is working with December cases right now and in two weeks will take a look. Two weeks passed (right now already one month passed) and nothing happened. As a reasons why nothing changed he said that he can be sick, he can be on courses or have higher prio tasks. At the same moment people around me have got their decisions after 1,2 and 3 months.

Posted by: jack terry 4.May.2016, 04:49 AM

i have a question
i applied a new work permit application on 29 jan 2016 online from india. My boss says he called migationverket and they say case officer is alloted in march. but when i cal last week migrationverket they said case officer is not alloted yet. i dont know which information is correct

Posted by: Mistress_Of_Doom 4.May.2016, 08:12 AM

Can someone tell me what happens to my visa application if I decided to travel to Sweden anyway for under 90 days? Does it go to the back of the processing queue once I go back to my country of residence? I did tell them I would be in Sweden until June. And also is it possible to get a Swedish working visa while working in another European country? I'm from New Zealand but have friends in Holland that can give me a job but I want to know if that's allowed, or if I definitely have to go back to NZ to wait.

Posted by: hatim 4.May.2016, 08:41 AM

QUOTE (jack terry @ 4.May.2016, 04:49 AM) *
i have a question
i applied a new work permit application on 29 jan 2016 online from india. My boss says he called migationverket and they say case officer is alloted in march. but when i cal last week migrationverket they said case officer is not alloted yet. i dont know which information is correct


I called today to enquire about my extension process. The answer I got was that it takes 4-7 months for a case officer to get started with extension case (It has been 5 months for me and I don't seem to have a case officer). So what ever is your maximum overall estimated processing time you can assume that you will get case officer at the end. Also coming few months will be slow because of summer vacations so I am preparing for even more wait.

Posted by: cherif 4.May.2016, 08:47 AM

QUOTE (hatim @ 4.May.2016, 08:41 AM) *
I called today to enquire about my extension process. The answer I got was that it takes 4-7 months for a case officer to get started with extension case (It has been 5 months for me and I don't seem to have a case officer). So what ever is your maximum overall estimated processing time you can assume that you will get case officer at the end. Also coming few months will be slow because of summer vacations so I am preparing for even more wait.

Hello,

If one is able to remain in Sweden and continue to work for his company and get payed every month while waiting for his extension to be approved, why care if it takes 2, 3, 4 or 8 months ? rolleyes.gif

Posted by: littleviking 4.May.2016, 09:44 AM

ppl care about the time because they cant leave the country neither for work nor for any other reason.
while your job doesn't imply any work outside of sweden a lot of peoples do, and the fact that you cant perform your job requirements it is a problem.
or they have family in their home that they cannot visit or go and take care of in case of emergency.

Posted by: Anget 4.May.2016, 12:42 PM

Yes and the insecurity that comes with not having a valid visa to stay. Which means that any 1 day, you can be asked to leave the country. That makes it hard to plan 1,2,3 months ahead and of course, the life that you've built here might be gone because of a single decision from MV.

I've had many people ask me this same question but I don't expect them to understand unless they are in my shoe. smile.gif

Posted by: nithor01 4.May.2016, 03:06 PM

QUOTE (Anget @ 4.May.2016, 01:42 PM) *
Yes and the insecurity that comes with not having a valid visa to stay. Which means that any 1 day, you can be asked to leave the country. That makes it hard to plan 1,2,3 months ahead and of course, the life that you've built here might be gone because of a single decision from MV.

I've had many people ask me this same question but I don't expect them to understand unless they are in my shoe. smile.gif

That is a very important term insecurity , if someone is insecure about their future ahead of them it is very anxious time, if you can not relax then you can not plan ahead of your future, i know few of my friends who studied here 2 years +2,3,4 years work permit still not sure about their future, you love this country , spend your time of your life and still after years if you can not sure about your future, not being part of this society then it is frustrating , i hope Swedish Integration minister , and dear Migrationsverket will be kind and make people life easier for those who are working here.

Posted by: Case officer 4.May.2016, 05:01 PM

QUOTE (nithor01 @ 4.May.2016, 04:06 PM) *
i hope Swedish Integration minister , and dear Migrationsverket will be kind and make people life easier for those who are working here.

There is no integrationsminister appointed any more. You are left to your own devices.

Posted by: nithor01 5.May.2016, 12:35 AM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 4.May.2016, 06:01 PM) *
There is no integrationsminister appointed any more.

Sorry it will be govt

Posted by: LLHope 8.May.2016, 01:59 PM

QUOTE (Anget @ 4.May.2016, 11:42 AM) *
Yes and the insecurity that comes with not having a valid visa to stay. Which means that any 1 day, you can be asked to leave the country. That makes it hard to plan 1,2,3 months ahead
...and your employer could terminate the position at any time, the company could go bust ...There is NO security in work, those days are gone, so why should a country grant security through a work permit?

Posted by: nithor01 8.May.2016, 03:23 PM

QUOTE (LLHope @ 8.May.2016, 02:59 PM) *
...and your employer could terminate the position at any time, the company could go bust ...There is NO security in work, those days are gone, so why should a country grant security through a work permit?

loosing job is a different issue where there is always a chance to find another one , In Sweden permanent job is more secure than many places in World. but if you have to leave Sverige suddenly then it is very painful , your hope , time, future plan all went to vein. moreover from where you will start your life and the time you spend here all goes to vein, you are staying here because you love this place. do not asking a lot , Swedish law makers or Migrationsverket can be little bit more nice while making decisions on work permit, should count and amount of time a person have stayed here, should count the no crime no debt, Swedish higher studies following jobs and family. it is a humanity point of view when we are talking a lot of humanity in Sverige . it is difficult to feel the pain of insecurity if someone not goes through that. it is not easier like writing two lines here.

Posted by: hatim 8.May.2016, 06:40 PM

QUOTE (LLHope @ 8.May.2016, 01:59 PM) *
...and your employer could terminate the position at any time, the company could go bust ...There is NO security in work, those days are gone, so why should a country grant security through a work permit?


Companies can fire an employee provided they follow the rules in their contracts and Swedish employment rules (it is not the wild west of american style hire and fire, just because). And Sweden is not Saudi Arabia that you get fired and have to leave the next day.

Quoting from http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Employed/Changing-jobs.html
QUOTE
If you resign from your job or get laid off, you are permitted to remain in Sweden and apply for a new job for three months.


So there is "some" protection in place already.

What I think Sweden is missing here is re-entry permit (just like how they do it in "a country" called Denmark for example). Quoting from nyidanmark.dk

QUOTE
Foreign nationals who have submitted an application for a residence permit on new grounds can be granted a re-entry permit. The re-entry permit will be valid for the period of time that corresponds with the foreign national's specific travel needs. Normally a re-entry permit will only be granted if the foreign national's have specific travel needs and the period of time spent outside of Denmark is short.


I am no immigration expert but if Denmark can have such permits then I am reasonably sure that Sweden can have them too without negative consequences. And migration rules are changed (have been changed in recent past) when they benefit society at large (for example Phd students getting residence after 4 years, since new rules in 2014). But all of this is for Swedish lawmakers to decide.

Posted by: mynewtshirt 9.May.2016, 08:08 AM

Hi,
does anyone know in which order are first-time work permits processed?
Or where they are now with applications?

Posted by: master09 9.May.2016, 11:52 AM

Applied new work permit on 11th March 2016, no status update yet...

Posted by: Coconut 9.May.2016, 12:46 PM

Applied october 30 , 2015
New work permit
Still nothing, I am losing the hope dry.gif

Posted by: LLHope 9.May.2016, 09:09 PM

QUOTE (nithor01 @ 8.May.2016, 02:23 PM) *
but if you have to leave Sverige suddenly then it is very painful , your hope , time, future plan all went to vein.
That is because you have lost sight of why a work permit is available and believe it is for You!!! Work permits in principle are issued because a Swedish employer wants to employ someone from outside of the EU with questionable reasoning that they cannot find the skill here in Sweden. Complaining that you cannot go out of Sweden whilst waiting for a decision kind of implies that the employer should have employed someone in another country to handle the business there since you are not needed inside Sweden?...

QUOTE (hatim @ 8.May.2016, 05:40 PM) *
Companies can fire an employee provided they follow the rules in their contracts and Swedish employment rules (it is not the wild west of american style hire and fire, just because). And Sweden is not Saudi Arabia that you get fired and have to leave the next day.
Actually there are various situations where it is indeed possible to fire someone and have them leave immediately. It is also written into the law that during any trial period they can just stop the employment with absolutely no reason given (up to 6 months). And it isn't uncommon that the quickest (and often cheapest) way for a company to get rid of staff is to liquidate the business. All can happen in the wink of an eye. Yes there are other protections in place, but only really count if you are a member of a trade union, otherwise you have to fight in court after losing your job. Sweden is not as safe as you might want to believe, times have changed.

QUOTE
What I think Sweden is missing here is re-entry permit (just like how they do it in "a country" called Denmark for example). Quoting from nyidanmark.dk I am no immigration expert but if Denmark can have such permits then I am reasonably sure that Sweden can have them too without negative consequences.
Be careful what you wish for, it is always easy to compare when you see things you want ...There are other EU Member States that have work permit rules that only allow an employer to employ someone from outside the EU once it has been proven by the local version of their Arbetsförmedlingen that there is no resident available to take the job ...if that happened here in Sweden then I suspect almost 80%+ work permits would never be issued wink.gif

Sweden now has the Social Democrats in Government, they receive HUGE amount (majority) of donations from trade unions. The trade unions want something in return, and that will be jobs for residents and less from outside of Sweden ...it is coming in bits and pieces since they have to take care not to create legislation that treats EU Citizens differently from locals.

Posted by: cherif 9.May.2016, 10:07 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 9.May.2016, 12:46 PM) *
Applied october 30 , 2015
New work permit
Still nothing, I am losing the hope dry.gif

Hello,

Give us more details please :

Occupation
Country of origin

Posted by: Coconut 9.May.2016, 10:22 PM

QUOTE (cherif @ 9.May.2016, 11:07 PM) *
Hello,

Give us more details please :

Occupation
Country of origin


Occupation ;chef, cook
Country of origin; Non Eu, Bosnia

Posted by: cherif 9.May.2016, 10:28 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 9.May.2016, 10:22 PM) *
Occupation ;chef, cook
Country of origin; Non Eu, Bosnia

I would say you will have to wait 8 to 12 months so be patient wink.gif

Posted by: Coconut 9.May.2016, 10:51 PM

QUOTE (cherif @ 9.May.2016, 11:28 PM) *
I would say you will have to wait 8 to 12 months so be patient wink.gif


Oh no, I hope you are wrong tongue.gif
Well ,keep calm and keep waiting cool.gif

Posted by: mynewtshirt 10.May.2016, 08:38 PM

How is that related with profession?
What about engineers? Is the order of processing related to occupation and country of origin?
Which countries get faster and which slower? I think I read about someone from hong Kong getting work permit in a month.

Posted by: Case officer 10.May.2016, 10:02 PM

QUOTE (mynewtshirt @ 10.May.2016, 09:38 PM) *
How is that related with profession?
What about engineers? Is the order of processing related to occupation and country of origin?


Certain industries are subject to more stringent control:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Other-operators-English/Employers/Employing-people-from-non-EU-countries-/Certain-industries-are-subject-to-more-stringent-control-.html

Posted by: xmsms 11.May.2016, 04:00 AM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 11.May.2016, 05:02 AM) *
Certain industries are subject to more stringent control:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Other-operators-English/Employers/Employing-people-from-non-EU-countries-/Certain-industries-are-subject-to-more-stringent-control-.html

My industry code is: 47112
November 19, 2015 application (new work permit)
How long to wait?
Thank you!

Posted by: Case officer 11.May.2016, 06:23 AM

QUOTE (xmsms @ 11.May.2016, 05:00 AM) *
How long to wait?
Thank you!

Other applicants wait 5-8 months.

Posted by: Coconut 11.May.2016, 09:46 AM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 10.May.2016, 11:02 PM) *
Certain industries are subject to more stringent control:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Other-operators-English/Employers/Employing-people-from-non-EU-countries-/Certain-industries-are-subject-to-more-stringent-control-.html


My code is 55300

By "tid till beslut" I should wait 5-8, am I correct?

Posted by: xmsms 11.May.2016, 01:18 PM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 11.May.2016, 01:23 PM) *
Other applicants wait 5-8 months.

Thank you for your reply smile.gif

Posted by: jdavin81 11.May.2016, 03:38 PM

QUOTE (jdavin81 @ 14.Mar.2016, 12:49 PM) *
-- Application date: 14 Jan 2016
-- Was it work permit or extension: Extension
-- Your nationality (optional):
-- Decision received date or none: --
-- Any comments you would like to add: 2nd extension after 48 months of WP with same company.


Further update regarding my case:
Called Migrationsverket 2 days before and got to know that Case officer has been assigned for my case.
Emailed to Case officer and got response from Support that they are still working on December cases. Seems like copy / pasted response.

Does anyone knows how long it will take since Case Officer is assign and he/she actually takes the case to make decision. smile.gif

Posted by: Case officer 11.May.2016, 05:06 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 11.May.2016, 10:46 AM) *
My code is 55300

By "tid till beslut" I should wait 5-8, am I correct?

If you are a first time applicant that is normal waiting time

Posted by: Coconut 11.May.2016, 05:54 PM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 11.May.2016, 06:06 PM) *
If you are a first time applicant that is normal waiting time

Yes ,first time , thank you :-)

Posted by: Alicia59 11.May.2016, 07:01 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 9.May.2016, 11:51 PM) *
Oh no, I hope you are wrong tongue.gif
Well ,keep calm and keep waiting cool.gif


I applied September 2015, also a chef/cook, and I still have no decision. Been about 8 months now, so looks like we both have some additional waiting to do.. sad.gif

Posted by: Alicia59 11.May.2016, 07:02 PM

QUOTE (cherif @ 9.May.2016, 11:28 PM) *
I would say you will have to wait 8 to 12 months so be patient wink.gif


Can you share where you got this number? The website estimated 5-8 months for restaurant and hotel professions. Is there an updated timeframe I haven't seen that says 8-12? It's been about 8 for me, with no decision yet (chef), so I'm trying my best to be SUPER patient..

Posted by: Coconut 11.May.2016, 08:28 PM

QUOTE (Alicia59 @ 11.May.2016, 08:01 PM) *
I applied September 2015, also a chef/cook, and I still have no decision. Been about 8 months now, so looks like we both have some additional waiting to do.. sad.gif

Huh I am not the only one:-P so acording to these waiting times you should get the decision by now
For me its not a problem to wait, but I would like to now for how long should I wait,or could I get rejection after so much waiting:-(

Posted by: Alicia59 11.May.2016, 09:33 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 11.May.2016, 10:46 AM) *
My code is 55300

By "tid till beslut" I should wait 5-8, am I correct?



QUOTE (Coconut @ 11.May.2016, 09:28 PM) *
Huh I am not the only one:-P so acording to these waiting times you should get the decision by now
For me its not a problem to wait, but I would like to now for how long should I wait,or could I get rejection after so much waiting:-(


Yes, I'd also like to know. My whole life is basically on hold as it could come any day now.

Posted by: cherif 11.May.2016, 10:22 PM

@Alicia59 : you still don't have a decision ? blink.gif

Posted by: Coconut 11.May.2016, 10:23 PM

QUOTE (Alicia59 @ 11.May.2016, 10:33 PM) *
Yes, I'd also like to know. My whole life is basically on hold as it could come any day now.

I hope you will hear something soon, let me know if you do, I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya;-)

Posted by: cherif 11.May.2016, 10:41 PM

Looks like chefs have to wait longer compared to engineers and other on demand occupations sad.gif

Posted by: xmsms 12.May.2016, 02:06 AM

QUOTE (Alicia59 @ 12.May.2016, 04:33 AM) *
Yes, I'd also like to know. My whole life is basically on hold as it could come any day now.

Me too sad.gif

Posted by: Case officer 12.May.2016, 02:28 AM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 16.Mar.2016, 01:07 PM) *
If this is Alicia S she should contact the Migration Agency immediately.

Have you checked that your application has been received properly?

Posted by: master09 13.May.2016, 09:20 AM

The migrationsverket website says the wait times have decreased to 1-2 months, but my case has been pending since 11th Mar 2016, i.e more than 2 months now. Not sure why this inconsistency???

Posted by: inmortus 15.May.2016, 07:36 AM

I am renewing a work permit (non EU, first renewal). My employer uses a company to do this for us. My permit expires on the 18th of July, however I wanted to do this as soon as possible and this company filed for our renewal in February (which according to them would be no problem).
They then said that Migrationsversket would not look at it until two months before it expired (which would defeat the purpose of having applied in February so I am not sure why they would have done that in the first place).

It's been 3 months since we applied. As far as we know it should be "simple" since it is the same employer, with equal terms as before and all documentation has been uploaded.

Does anyone know if it is true that they will not even look at it until 2 months prior to our permits expiration? if so, that is mean that the "typical" 2-4 months would have to be added to the time we have already been waiting? We want to be able to go abroad for the summer and what we have been told is that we would have to be back by July 18th (when our permits expire) which really is kind of a drag... I wish they had some sort of document to use while it is being processed (like other countries in EU have)...

Posted by: LLHope 15.May.2016, 01:29 PM

QUOTE (inmortus @ 15.May.2016, 06:36 AM) *
I wish they had some sort of document to use while it is being processed (like other countries in EU have)...
Other EU countries also have tighter rules with regards issuing of work permits in the first instance, maybe that should also be applied here wink.gif

Posted by: Case officer 15.May.2016, 03:18 PM

QUOTE (inmortus @ 15.May.2016, 08:36 AM) *
I am renewing a work permit (non EU, first renewal). My employer uses a company to do this for us. My permit expires on the 18th of July, however I wanted to do this as soon as possible and this company filed for our renewal in February (which according to them would be no problem).


These companies know that an application for extension will not be processed until one month before the date of expiry. They will promise anything to get a contract, then blame the Migration Agency for any delay. Most likely your application is in a large pile of applications with a yellow note on it, "Do not process until June 25".

Posted by: inmortus 16.May.2016, 06:21 AM

QUOTE (LLHope @ 15.May.2016, 12:29 PM) *
Other EU countries also have tighter rules with regards issuing of work permits in the first instance, maybe that should also be applied here wink.gif


Honestly, that is a bit condescending as it sounds like you are assuming everyone's making use of "softer" rules. I would not mind having tighter rules, actually. I was brought here for work, just like I was to three other countries in different continents given my academic background and work experience in international companies...

In any case, one thing is not related to the other. Sweden has its own set of regulations; all I was stating was that given the waiting time, and the fact that there are people (like me) who also travel on business for their work, it would make sense to have a temporary re-entry permit while an extension of a work permit is being studied. That is all. That has nothing to do with whether they are too easy going with their rules.
----
Thanks Case Officer. I was thinking something like that would be the case... so, one month before it expires, would that mean it would take another 3-4 months after that time?

Posted by: Unfake 17.May.2016, 04:38 PM

QUOTE
Thanks Case Officer. I was thinking something like that would be the case... so, one month before it expires, would that mean it would take another 3-4 months after that time?


inmortus, You cannot rely on the processing periods they say. It could easily take twice more time. Try to remind them about their proposal waiting periods after they failed using phone or email and you will get a lot of different copy/paste reasons why they can't do it. You can fix the problem quickly if either you have friends there or your employer/employer's migration agent has a good relation with MV. All other cases are just pure good or bad luck.

Posted by: Case officer 17.May.2016, 07:17 PM

QUOTE (inmortus @ 16.May.2016, 07:21 AM) *
Thanks Case Officer. I was thinking something like that would be the case... so, one month before it expires, would that mean it would take another 3-4 months after that time?

Speak with the relocation company that your company deals with. Their handlers might be able to pull some strings and make sure that your application is as complete as possible. They know how to make an application fly through the system, things normal applicants don't. That way you can get your permit extended a few days before your old permit expires.

Posted by: Unfake 18.May.2016, 08:40 AM

inmortus, As Case officer said your papers should be complete, otherwise you could expect +2 or 3 months to waiting time just because of missing of some simple paper wink.gif

Posted by: inmortus 18.May.2016, 09:53 AM

Thanks all. As far as I understand, all papers are complete (according to our relocation company). I'll keep my fingers crossed but I think at this rate it looks like we'll be spending the summer here (nothing to complain but will have to cancel some travel plans).

Posted by: wirefire 19.May.2016, 01:27 PM

Hi All,

I'm in the same boat as you all .. Applied my new work permit on January 2016 & still waiting. sad.gif

Does any one know the latest status from MV , which period applications are they handling now ?

I called MV in April & got the chance to speak to a team leader & she said they are working on the applications submitted on December 2015 . But I don't know it's true or false.

I can see A @Case Officer is in the thread, if he/ she is a actual case officer , can you please let us know about the status ?

Posted by: somethingnew 19.May.2016, 04:01 PM

QUOTE (wirefire @ 19.May.2016, 02:27 PM) *
Hi All,

I'm in the same boat as you all .. Applied my new work permit on January 2016 & still waiting. sad.gif

Does any one know the latest status from MV , which period applications are they handling now ?

I called MV in April & got the chance to speak to a team leader & she said they are working on the applications submitted on December 2015 . But I don't know it's true or false.

I can see A @Case Officer is in the thread, if he/ she is a actual case officer , can you please let us know about the status ?

I am no expert: But time also depends on which work category you applied for and if your employer is (or is getting help from) a certified company. Certain industries have more requirements to prove and may cause more delays.

Posted by: wirefire 19.May.2016, 04:06 PM

I'm a Software Engineer & as I remember I applied with service sector.

My employer is not a big company , it's start up . Is there any way I can get help from some third party company or people to make the process speed up ?

Posted by: cherif 19.May.2016, 04:26 PM

QUOTE (wirefire @ 19.May.2016, 04:06 PM) *
I'm a Software Engineer & as I remember I applied with service sector.

My employer is not a big company , it's start up . Is there any way I can get help from some third party company or people to make the process speed up ?

Hello,

No one can speed up the process, not even King Carl XVI Gustaf blink.gif

What is your nationality ?

Posted by: locojpj 19.May.2016, 11:37 PM

Dear all.

My case is approved.
Type: Work Permit (first)
Country: Brazil
Submitted: 21-12-2015
Approved: 16-05-2016
Office: Uppsala.
Work at Trollhattan.

Posted by: cherif 20.May.2016, 09:28 AM

QUOTE (locojpj @ 19.May.2016, 11:37 PM) *
Dear all.

My case is approved.
Type: Work Permit (first)
Country: Brazil
Submitted: 21-12-2015
Approved: 16-05-2016
Office: Uppsala.
Work at Trollhattan.

Hello,

Congrats wink.gif

Please share with us how long you waited for your Residence Permit Card when you get it here : http://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=84668

Posted by: somethingnew 23.May.2016, 07:38 PM

QUOTE (wirefire @ 19.May.2016, 05:06 PM) *
I'm a Software Engineer & as I remember I applied with service sector.

My employer is not a big company , it's start up . Is there any way I can get help from some third party company or people to make the process speed up ?


Not after you have already applied. Had your company used a relocation company (certified company) then there is a chance things could move faster.

Posted by: wirefire 23.May.2016, 09:18 PM

Thanks @somethingnew ... I wonder how long will it take. I know MV officers gonna take the summer vacation from June onwards ... sad.gif

Posted by: Coconut 23.May.2016, 10:06 PM

QUOTE (wirefire @ 23.May.2016, 10:18 PM) *
Thanks @somethingnew ... I wonder how long will it take. I know MV officers gonna take the summer vacation from June onwards ... sad.gif

Oh great, summer vacations, it seems like I will wait for ever :-(

Posted by: Moose14 23.May.2016, 11:57 PM

Hi, guys. I'm applying for an au pair visa, and I haven't seen many statistics about them on here, so I thought I'd add mine. I'm from the US, applied for a new au pair visa on May 10, 2016. As you can probably assume, I haven't received any decision yet... But I know au pair permits are typically processed faster (estimate online says 2-3 months, guy on the phone said 3-5), so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Posted by: Anget 26.May.2016, 08:53 AM

Hi all!

My work visa is approved!

Type: Work Permit (Extension) I am in Sweden
Country: Singapore
Submitted: 28-12-2015
Approved: 25-05-2016
Office: Stockholm

Works in Stockholm

Posted by: jdavin81 26.May.2016, 12:00 PM

Great! Congrats @Anget!!

I recently received response from support that they are working currently on December cases. So your decision matches with that timeline too.

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 31.May.2016, 03:59 PM

Update:

I have case officer, now I need just waiting.

Apply at the end of Jan.

Posted by: wirefire 31.May.2016, 04:01 PM

Hi Joanna,

Can you tell the exact date you have applied ? Is it a new application or a extension ?

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 31.May.2016, 04:11 PM

Hi wirefire

You can find them on page 5.

Posted by: hulioroni 31.May.2016, 06:26 PM

Application date: 2016-3-16
Was it work permit or extension: work permit
Your nationality: USA
Decision received date or none: Decision Pending

Posted by: tallavera 31.May.2016, 09:12 PM

Hi all,

Application date: 2016-04-12
Was it work permit or extension: work permit
Your nationality: Ukrainian (with permanent residence permit in another EU country)
Decision received date or none: Decision Pending

Posted by: dheeraj1988 31.May.2016, 09:48 PM

Hi All,

I am currently employed with non Swedish employer and have a visa valid until 5 Oct, 2016. Now, I am getting an offer from a Swedish employer and they will apply for the new visa. What all documents I need and how long will it take to get a new visa ?

Is there any fast track process available ?


Thanks

Posted by: jdavin81 1.Jun.2016, 08:31 AM

@Joanna, Thats good progress. smile.gif
How did you know that Case officer is assigned? Was it online tracking or from customer support?
I have applied on 14 Jan and haven't received more update yet.
Thanks.

Posted by: jack terry 1.Jun.2016, 10:13 AM

Hello all of you

i applied in jan 2016 for new work permit and 10th of may case officer assigned and asked to send more documents within 2 weeks i submitted online all the documents.

now i want to know how much time it takes because 30 may is last date to submitted and the desicion is still pending?

Posted by: wirefire 1.Jun.2016, 10:34 AM

Hi @Jack Terry,

What is the date you have applied in January ? I have applied a new work permit on 27 of January . I'm bit curious . I still did not hear anything from the MV sad.gif

What are the extra documents they have requested from you ?

Posted by: jack terry 1.Jun.2016, 12:14 PM

hello wirefire


i applied also on 27 jan submitted online case officer needs the funds statement from my employer. but decision is still pending .
till then fingers crossed

Posted by: tallavera 1.Jun.2016, 12:27 PM

Hello all,
Jack Terry and wirefire is it possible to know from you what industry are you going to work in?
It is important for me because I have also applied for work permit but on april of 2016, and if you haven't received your decision yet, then I have to wait very long...
According to MV webpage decision for work permit if no supplementary info requested and if you are going to work in "other industry" (no service, constructions, etc..) then waiting time is 2-3 months.

Posted by: xmsms 1.Jun.2016, 04:06 PM

I've been waiting more than six months.
Still no news.
The visa officer is not assigned.
Send a letter asking the progress of cases
Always reply:
.. Your application is still in process No decision has been made yet Information regarding the current processing time is available at our web site:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Contact-us/Time-to-a-decision.html

Because this job
I quit my last job
Focus on new work, I plan to Sweden to start a new future.
I can not find a new job, because any time have a decision.
No work no income
After waiting more than six months. (November 19, 2015 application)
I am a mother of two children, I hold out no longer.

Posted by: wirefire 1.Jun.2016, 04:10 PM

Thank you @Jack .

@tallavera , I have applied for the job of Software Engineer , I think it belongs to service category. According to MV for service sector it will be 5 - 8 months sad.gif

Posted by: lzdnugget 1.Jun.2016, 04:37 PM

@wirefire Software Developer does not belong to the Service industry rather than, it belongs under Other Industry.
Take a look at the SNI codes for the industries here which are subject to more stringent control

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Other-operators-English/Employers/Employing-people-from-non-EU-countries-/Certain-industries-are-subject-to-more-stringent-control-.html

The list of SNI codes can be found here (just download one of the PDF files for quicker search):

http://www.sni2007.scb.se/snisokeng.asp

As per the SNI codes, under Service industry would be something like Hairdressing or Beauty treatment etc.

Posted by: Coconut 1.Jun.2016, 06:29 PM

QUOTE (xmsms @ 1.Jun.2016, 05:06 PM) *
I've been waiting more than six months.
Still no news.
The visa officer is not assigned.
Send a letter asking the progress of cases
Always reply:
.. Your application is still in process No decision has been made yet Information regarding the current processing time is available at our web site:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Contact-us/Time-to-a-decision.html

Because this job
I quit my last job
Focus on new work, I plan to Sweden to start a new future.
I can not find a new job, because any time have a decision.
No work no income
After waiting more than six months. (November 19, 2015 application)
I am a mother of two children, I hold out no longer.

I complitely understand you, I am waiting 7 months, also quit my last job because I thought I would get the decision.
Anytime I asked about my case I would get the same answer as you,but last time they told me that I might get decision in june, if I follow my waiting time 5-8,it should be in june,or maybe they are tired of my questioning,so they had to say something :-(

Posted by: wirefire 2.Jun.2016, 01:06 PM

@lzdnugget , Thank you for your information.. My 6th waiting month now. So according to MV , I should have get the decision within 3 months .. So hopeless ...

Posted by: somethingnew 2.Jun.2016, 01:58 PM

QUOTE (xmsms @ 1.Jun.2016, 05:06 PM) *
Because this job
I quit my last job
Focus on new work, I plan to Sweden to start a new future.
I can not find a new job, because any time have a decision.
No work no income
After waiting more than six months. (November 19, 2015 application)
I am a mother of two children, I hold out no longer.


Why would you quit your job? Even in 6 months the decision could have been a No. There was no guarantee that you would get a yes.

I don't mean to be rude here, just stating facts.

Posted by: xmsms 2.Jun.2016, 11:46 PM

QUOTE (somethingnew @ 2.Jun.2016, 08:58 PM) *
Why would you quit your job? Even in 6 months the decision could have been a No. There was no guarantee that you would get a yes.

I don't mean to be rude here, just stating facts.


In the last year the website waiting time is not so long.

Posted by: Coconut 3.Jun.2016, 11:10 AM

Did anyone travel to Sweden while waiting for a decision?

How can that effect application ?

Posted by: Cenk 5.Jun.2016, 12:36 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 3.Jun.2016, 12:10 PM) *
Did anyone travel to Sweden while waiting for a decision?
How can that effect application ?

I did it twice. Nothing happened. Entered from Copenhagen though. I don't think it would be any different if I have travelled directly to Sweden too.

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 6.Jun.2016, 05:46 PM

QUOTE (jdavin81 @ 11.May.2016, 04:38 PM) *
Further update regarding my case:
Called Migrationsverket 2 days before and got to know that Case officer has been assigned for my case.
Emailed to Case officer and got response from Support that they are still working on December cases. Seems like copy / pasted response.

Does anyone knows how long it will take since Case Officer is assign and he/she actually takes the case to make decision. smile.gif


Hi jdavin81,

Any news? It's almost one month since you got the case office.

Posted by: jdavin81 7.Jun.2016, 07:31 AM

QUOTE (Joanna in Sweden @ 6.Jun.2016, 05:46 PM) *
Hi jdavin81,

Any news? It's almost one month since you got the case office.


Hej Joanna,

Actually it was sort of false alarm. When I called support he said that case officer is assigned and I called after few days and then got info that no case officer is assigned. I guess it was just temporary person who had not even open the case.

We have applied around same time! How did you know that case officer is assign to your case?
It has been already more then 4 months and summer holidays are getting closer... getting anxious now. Hope we get decision during June month. Fingers crossed!

Posted by: jack terry 7.Jun.2016, 07:50 AM

Hello all

i have one more query i got case officer for my new work permit file.i send additional documents also but still decision is pending may i know when the summer vacations and for how many days migrationsverket is closed.

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 7.Jun.2016, 08:40 AM

Hi jdavin81,

I wrote the email via MIGs website asking for the name of case officer and contact information. Efter 4 dags I received a mail with all the information I requested. That's all.

Posted by: wirefire 14.Jun.2016, 02:50 PM

Hi @Jack terry, how did you know you got a case officer ? did you get an email from the MV saying that you got a case officer ?

Posted by: jack terry 14.Jun.2016, 04:30 PM

hello wirefire

yes got email from case officer for addtional documents

Posted by: hatim 14.Jun.2016, 06:59 PM

QUOTE (LLHope @ 9.May.2016, 09:09 PM) *
Be careful what you wish for, it is always easy to compare when you see things you want ...There are other EU Member States that have work permit rules that only allow an employer to employ someone from outside the EU once it has been proven by the local version of their Arbetsförmedlingen that there is no resident available to take the job ...if that happened here in Sweden then I suspect almost 80%+ work permits would never be issued wink.gif


Good news people waiting for permit extension.

Thankfully migration board has the ability to think for it self, they are doing what we (people with families and friends outside of Sweden and waiting for permit extension) have "wished" for

See here
http://www.migrationsverket.se/Privatpersoner/Flytta-till-nagon-i-Sverige/Nyheter/2016-06-09-Mojlighet-att-resa-till-Sverige-under-vantan-pa-beslut-om-uppehallstillstand.html

Posted by: inmortus 14.Jun.2016, 08:15 PM

Mmmm, not quite.

if I understand correctly, they are suggesting that if you are waiting for an extension, you go abroad, and then apply for a visit visa to get back in?

Kind of defeats the purpose of knowing you can come back when you have to apply for a visa from outside Sweden... Plus this application can take up to two weeks...

Personally I would prefer something like going to an office here, showing you have applied, and getting a date-stamped sticker on your passport or similar for re-entry... But that would be too easy...

Posted by: Unfake 15.Jun.2016, 11:21 AM

hatim, it sounds good but it looks like it doesn't work (at least now). That is the answer I got from embassy:

In response to your question regarding leaving Sweden during the time you are waiting for your decision I would like to inform you might not be able to enter Sweden again. We are very restrictive with issuing visas when the applicant has an ongoing permit process with the Migrations Agency.

There is a big chance you will stuck abroad - the same as without that temporary visas.

Posted by: hatim 15.Jun.2016, 12:37 PM

QUOTE (Unfake @ 15.Jun.2016, 10:21 AM) *
hatim, it sounds good but it looks like it doesn't work (at least now). That is the answer I got from embassy:

In response to your question regarding leaving Sweden during the time you are waiting for your decision I would like to inform you might not be able to enter Sweden again. We are very restrictive with issuing visas when the applicant has an ongoing permit process with the Migrations Agency.

There is a big chance you will stuck abroad - the same as without that temporary visas.


I think this is the case where embassy staff who replied to you didn't get the memo or are giving incomplete information. I think that not every one is eligible for such visas (only if there is a long waiting time). Why else would a government agency publish this on their website?

This information is new (published less than a week ago). I would instead ask Migrationsverket about this (if there is any restrictions on who can apply for such visa and how)

Posted by: Unfake 16.Jun.2016, 11:23 AM

QUOTE
I think this is the case where embassy staff who replied to you didn't get the memo or are giving incomplete information. I think that not every one is eligible for such visas (only if there is a long waiting time). Why else would a government agency publish this on their website?

This information is new (published less than a week ago). I would instead ask Migrationsverket about this (if there is any restrictions on who can apply for such visa and how)


hatim, You will apply for visa in embassy. The people who will decide visa question are in embassy, not in MV. It means that if they haven't sync with MV you can get reject and stuck outside Sweden. I've called to embassy and they were surprised about new statement from MV - they haven't heard about it. So I forwarded their response to MV and now waiting for comment. Also I sent additional questions to the embassy. Let's check reply later.

Posted by: hatim 16.Jun.2016, 03:35 PM

QUOTE (Unfake @ 16.Jun.2016, 11:23 AM) *
hatim, You will apply for visa in embassy. The people who will decide visa question are in embassy, not in MV. It means that if they haven't sync with MV you can get reject and stuck outside Sweden. I've called to embassy and they were surprised about new statement from MV - they haven't heard about it. So I forwarded their response to MV and now waiting for comment. Also I sent additional questions to the embassy. Let's check reply later.


In Swedish Embassy site for my country I read the following

QUOTE
It is the embassy or consulate that decides whether you are to be granted a visa. In certain cases, the matter is referred to the Swedish Migration Board for a decision.


I believe that Swedish government makes the rules for visas. Migrationsverket is the authority for such rules. Embassies have the right to grant visas but under the rules from Migrationsverket. So I submit again, the left hand does know the right in this case. And you are right that one may be stuck, but it is probably a glitch in the matrix.

Posted by: Anna Banana 17.Jun.2016, 08:00 AM

Hej Everyone,

Does anyone know if the processing times vary if you go through a consultancy. In my case, the employer has hired human entrance to take care of the visa process.

So I have no idea who is my case officer or what is going on in my case apart from the fact that it is still pending.

I have applied from a work permit from non EU country on the 25th May!

Thanks!

Posted by: Coconut 17.Jun.2016, 12:45 PM

QUOTE (Alicia59 @ 11.May.2016, 10:33 PM) *
Yes, I'd also like to know. My whole life is basically on hold as it could come any day now.


Alicia,did you get any decision so far so good ,:-/

Posted by: thenonlocal 19.Jun.2016, 03:57 PM

QUOTE (Anna Banana @ 17.Jun.2016, 09:00 AM) *
Does anyone know if the processing times vary if you go through a consultancy. In my case, the employer has hired human entrance to take care of the visa process.


Human Entrance is certified by MV so, on MV's Time to a decision page, answer Yes to "Is your employer certified with the Swedish Migration Agency?" to get an idea of how much time it takes. For a new work permit in "other industries", it's currently 2-3 months without certification and 1-2 with.

Posted by: Anna Banana 20.Jun.2016, 08:32 AM

QUOTE (thenonlocal @ 19.Jun.2016, 03:57 PM) *
Human Entrance is certified by MV so, on MV's Time to a decision page, answer Yes to "Is your employer certified with the Swedish Migration Agency?" to get an idea of how much time it takes. For a new work permit in "other industries", it's currently 2-3 months without certification and 1-2 with.


Thank you! You are right. The migration agency has made a decision. I am waiting for their post to human entrance smile.gif Do not know what is the decision but it was made in 25 days!

Applied: 25th May 2016
Decision date: 18th June 2016

Posted by: mynewtshirt 20.Jun.2016, 02:41 PM

Applied: 1st of March
Received decision: 15 of June
Occupation: Engineer
Country: Serbia

Also I have wife from same country that already has work permit. This was stated only in one part of the online application that asked if you have any additional comments or something similar.
Not sure if this has any effect but I am trying to write the most accurate definition of my case.

I believe it is worth stating occupation and country of origin in this topic as well as dates of application because that may play a role in application.

Good luck everyone waiting!

Posted by: wirefire 20.Jun.2016, 02:44 PM

Thanks for letting know your status @mynewtshirt , Congratulations for you smile.gif

I have applied on January 2015 & still I did not get any response from MV, at least I did not get any case officer yet. So unlucky sad.gif

Posted by: Anna Banana 21.Jun.2016, 10:18 AM

QUOTE (Anna Banana @ 20.Jun.2016, 08:32 AM) *
Thank you! You are right. The migration agency has made a decision. I am waiting for their post to human entrance smile.gif Do not know what is the decision but it was made in 25 days!

Applied: 25th May 2016
Decision date: 18th June 2016



Update on this guys, work permit is approved

Date applied: 25th May 2016
Decision Date: 18th June 2016
Work Permit : New
Country: India
Place: Stockholm

Good luck everyone!

Posted by: wirefire 21.Jun.2016, 10:20 AM

Hi @Anna , congratulations .

does your company a registered company in MV ? Is it a big one ?

Posted by: Coconut 21.Jun.2016, 10:32 AM

Congrats. You lucky guys ,
When I read all of this I feel like ,my decision date is obviously never :-S

Posted by: Anna Banana 22.Jun.2016, 03:50 AM

QUOTE (wirefire @ 21.Jun.2016, 10:20 AM) *
Hi @Anna , congratulations .

does your company a registered company in MV ? Is it a big one ?



Hello

Thank you. I work for Atlas Copco in India and got a job in Atlas Copco Stockholm. Also we had Human entrance (who is certified with the migration board). I guess these factors helped.

I feel like it does happen for everyone, but the times vary depending on such conditions!

Posted by: wirefire 22.Jun.2016, 06:39 AM

Hi @ Anna,

What is Human entrance means ? Is it some kind of third party agency who is registered with MV ?

Posted by: vijay5481 22.Jun.2016, 07:24 AM

I applied for work permit ext(same employer) in Sept 2015, in January 2016 I provided some more documents,

Now the migration board says no case officer is assigned to my case,

And as per my knowledge case officer was assigned previously has left the job,

What Can I do now, should I write to higher authority, or press, or what, they are acting hopeless,

Posted by: somethingnew 22.Jun.2016, 07:37 PM

QUOTE (vijay5481 @ 22.Jun.2016, 08:24 AM) *
I applied for work permit ext(same employer) in Sept 2015, in January 2016 I provided some more documents,

Now the migration board says no case officer is assigned to my case,

And as per my knowledge case officer was assigned previously has left the job,

What Can I do now, should I write to higher authority, or press, or what, they are acting hopeless,


Unfortunately you can only wait now. There is nothing illegal about this.

Swden is not legally obliged to give visa to any one within a certain period of time (it is in their own interest to let honest people come in and contribute to this society though)

For Swedish media your story will be of no signifiance since there are many more people in life and death situations that can not get permission to come here.

It is becoming more common for people to leave Migrationsverket jobs because of extreme work load.
Swedes are calm and easy going people. And the current storm of new arrivals is just breaking every ones nerves unfortunately.

So have faith and patience.

Posted by: Anna Banana 23.Jun.2016, 05:04 AM

QUOTE (wirefire @ 22.Jun.2016, 06:39 AM) *
Hi @ Anna,

What is Human entrance means ? Is it some kind of third party agency who is registered with MV ?


@ Wirefire

Yes, they are a consultancy who provides relocation and immigration services, something like PWC.

Posted by: wirefire 23.Jun.2016, 06:20 AM

Thank you so much for the information @Anna smile.gif

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 24.Jun.2016, 11:52 AM

I have something new

Sent the email to case officer yesterday asking my case and got auto-reply

Case officer is on vacation now and will be back 25 July

So...Good summer to everyone!

Posted by: jdavin81 26.Jun.2016, 09:43 AM

Update from me too.
Couple of days back I got message from MG, supposed to be case officer asking for KU10 documents for last 4 years as I am eligible for PR now. BUT with application I had already submitted 5 years of KU10 from skatteverket... wacko.gif Still immediately within 1 hour I submitted again all KU10.
I had merged all KU10 papers in single PDF file so I think he just looked at first page... and didn't bother to see next pages... I called again next day and MG said no case officer is assigned. So I guess that guy just quickly open my case and pass it over...
Jumping in same boat as others... annoyed by MG's laziness, incompetence...

Posted by: Alex29 26.Jun.2016, 03:36 PM

KIND REMINDER

We would really appreciate if you have shared your waiting times with all of us. You benefit from this statistics and we need you to contribute back. Thank you.

Posted by: vijay5481 26.Jun.2016, 08:12 PM

One thing I couldn't understand is most of cases are with work permit unit for more then 6 month, and work permit units should have only "work permit" related cases, then the time should be standard time they used to take previously, why is the effect of asylum situation is on the work related cases,

Posted by: jack terry 30.Jun.2016, 09:16 AM

hello all
got my work permit decision exactly after long 5 months

Posted by: wirefire 30.Jun.2016, 09:20 AM

Congratulation @Jack Terry ... You are lucky to get the decision before the summer vacations. smile.gif

Did you also use any agency ( consultancy who provides relocation and immigration services ) when you applied or is it you & your employer only who involved in this case.

I'm so unlucky that , I did not even get a case officer for my case yet. sad.gif

Posted by: jack terry 30.Jun.2016, 05:36 PM

HELLO
no i am not using any agency
hope for the best you also get your result soon

Posted by: hulioroni 4.Jul.2016, 01:07 PM

Hi All, Just got an update but no word on what the decision is yet, hopefully positive! The Embassy is closed today anyway for US Independence Day.

Application date: 2016-3-16
Was it work permit or extension: work permit
Your nationality: USA
Decision received date or none: 2016-7-4

Posted by: Alex29 5.Jul.2016, 09:16 PM

QUOTE (jack terry @ 30.Jun.2016, 09:16 AM) *
hello all
got my work permit decision exactly after long 5 months


Dates. Provide us with the dates, please.

Posted by: Coconut 8.Jul.2016, 09:44 PM

I am in my 9-th month of waiting, still nothing.For my profession it says that I should wait 5-8 months.Is it due to summer vacations, or I should wait 12 months maybe,any ideas?

Posted by: 9xm 9.Jul.2016, 05:33 PM

Kan anyone tell me , which month applications are dealing at MV stockholm unit for wp extensions . Thanks in advance

Posted by: hatim 9.Jul.2016, 06:55 PM

QUOTE (9xm @ 9.Jul.2016, 04:33 PM) *
Kan anyone tell me , which month applications are dealing at MV stockholm unit for wp extensions . Thanks in advance

I don't think there is any absolute cutoff that applies to whole of MV.

And it depends on your application (profession, if you applied via agency, through web/form). You can see max time for your application here and infer it your self. http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Contact-us/Time-to-a-decision.html

Past statistics can be used for an educated guess but nothing more.

Posted by: maji905 11.Jul.2016, 12:54 AM

HI,
Please also mention( the name also ) those who apply through certified agent or consultant with migration office because they can get result on fast track.

Posted by: gargpul 12.Jul.2016, 09:41 AM

Application type :- New Work Permit
Date of registration :- 13 April 2016
Nationality :- Indian
No decision yet.

I am moving with my wife(dependent) for Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) .
I called up migration board on June 7th and was adviced that it should take around max three more weeks to get it approved.
But on july 8 they mentioned that they are busy with october 2015 applications and might take more months for me.

Looks some mismatch of info.
Anyone with similar scenario or some information can advice me.

I am waiting to get info that TCS is certified with migration board or not.
Is there any such list.

Posted by: Case officer 12.Jul.2016, 06:25 PM

QUOTE (gargpul @ 12.Jul.2016, 10:41 AM) *
I am waiting to get info that TCS is certified with migration board or not.
Is there any such list.

AFAIK, they are not.

Posted by: cherif 13.Jul.2016, 07:51 AM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 8.Jul.2016, 10:44 PM) *
I am in my 9-th month of waiting, still nothing.For my profession it says that I should wait 5-8 months.Is it due to summer vacations, or I should wait 12 months maybe,any ideas?

Holy shit !
What is your nationality ?

Posted by: Coconut 13.Jul.2016, 09:24 AM

QUOTE (cherif @ 13.Jul.2016, 08:51 AM) *
Holy shit !
What is your nationality ?

Yeah, its like forever :-)
I am from ex Yugoslavia, Bosnia

Posted by: Coconut 13.Jul.2016, 10:13 AM

This happens when you live in the a** of the world like me, cant expect better...

Posted by: xmsms 13.Jul.2016, 02:21 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 13.Jul.2016, 04:24 PM) *
Yeah, its like forever :-)
I am from ex Yugoslavia, Bosnia

I think we were forgotten

Posted by: Coconut 13.Jul.2016, 02:59 PM

QUOTE (xmsms @ 13.Jul.2016, 03:21 PM) *
I think we were forgotten

It could be, I dont know what to think, but I am not positive anymore..

Posted by: jdavin81 14.Jul.2016, 10:09 AM

Good news from me finally biggrin.gif

Got the decision for my work permit extension and granted Permanent Residence. Couldn't be more happier smile.gif
-- Application date: 14 January 2016
-- Second time Work permit extension
-- Your nationality (optional): Asian
-- Decision received: 13 July 2016 (6 months)
-- Around one month ago case officer assigned and got message to attach more document. For PR have to attached KU10 from Skatteverket for last 4 years and get it stamped. I had to follow up with case officer couple of times after attaching document to make sure he received it etc.
One comment he said was that they have not been taking any decision regarding PR since last couple of weeks but they could take it now.
I guess due to some recent updates in rules regarding asylum seekers etc.

Good luck to everyone.

Posted by: rbandaru2 14.Jul.2016, 11:00 AM

Here is my first post in this forum regarding work permit Visa

Applied from India
Work permit
Application processed by human entrance
Application date: 2016, July 4th
Application type: New
Decision pending

Could somebody suggest, how many days it will take to decision come

Posted by: Coconut 14.Jul.2016, 11:09 AM

QUOTE (rbandaru2 @ 14.Jul.2016, 12:00 PM) *
Here is my first post in this forum regarding work permit Visa

Applied from India
Work permit
Application processed by human entrance
Application date: 2016, July 4th
Application type: New
Decision pending

Could somebody suggest, how many days it will take to decision come

Around one month I guess or even less,
Good luck

Posted by: hatim 14.Jul.2016, 11:51 AM

QUOTE (jdavin81 @ 14.Jul.2016, 09:09 AM) *
Good news from me finally biggrin.gif

Got the decision for my work permit extension and granted Permanent Residence. Couldn't be more happier smile.gif
-- Application date: 14 January 2016
-- Second time Work permit extension
-- Your nationality (optional): Asian
-- Decision received: 13 July 2016 (6 months)
-- Around one month ago case officer assigned and got message to attach more document. For PR have to attached KU10 from Skatteverket for last 4 years and get it stamped. I had to follow up with case officer couple of times after attaching document to make sure he received it etc.
One comment he said was that they have not been taking any decision regarding PR since last couple of weeks but they could take it now.
I guess due to some recent updates in rules regarding asylum seekers etc.

Good luck to everyone.


congrats, May I ask which permit unit was it.

Posted by: jdavin81 14.Jul.2016, 03:29 PM

QUOTE (hatim @ 14.Jul.2016, 10:51 AM) *
congrats, May I ask which permit unit was it.


Thanks! Its Stockholm.

Posted by: wirefire 14.Jul.2016, 03:35 PM

Does any one can guess which applications are currently processing.

It's so random the dates people are getting decisions .. sad.gif

Specially for a new work permit , which is not submitted with any agents ( Human Entrance ) ...

Posted by: Case officer 14.Jul.2016, 04:17 PM

QUOTE (rbandaru2 @ 14.Jul.2016, 12:00 PM) *
Could somebody suggest, how many days it will take to decision come

1-2 weeks unless there is a problem.

Posted by: 9xm 14.Jul.2016, 04:54 PM

congrats @jdavin18, life is beautiful , i can feel your happiness rolleyes.gif

Posted by: wirefire 14.Jul.2016, 04:59 PM

@Case Officer :: Are you kidding me .. tongue.gif In the web site says it takes 2 - 4 months ...

What is that logical way that you calculated the time .. It's my 6th waiting month now .. I still did not get any case officer .. sad.gif

Posted by: Case officer 14.Jul.2016, 05:04 PM

QUOTE (wirefire @ 14.Jul.2016, 05:59 PM) *
@Case Officer :: Are you kidding me .. tongue.gif In the web site says it takes 2 - 4 months ...

What is that logical way that you calculated the time .. It's my 6th waiting month now .. I still did not get any case officer .. sad.gif

Sounds like your employer don't use Human Entrance

Posted by: nithor01 14.Jul.2016, 05:22 PM

- Application date: 17 March 2016
-- Third time Work permit extension/ PR
-- Your nationality (optional): Asian
-- Decision received: Pending

Any comments: it is 54 months of my work permit and waiting for permanent residency

Posted by: Khahmin 15.Jul.2016, 01:53 PM

Hi guys, I just got my job offer and will soon apply for the work permit. I want to ask about applying online and through the embassy. Is it true that applying online is faster? And if yes how faster is it? (few weeks or 1-2 months). Thanks

Posted by: rbandaru2 18.Jul.2016, 06:01 PM

QUOTE (rbandaru2 @ 14.Jul.2016, 12:00 PM) *
Here is my first post in this forum regarding work permit Visa

Applied from India
Work permit
Application processed by human entrance
Application date: 2016, July 4th
Application type: New
Decision pending

Could somebody suggest, how many days it will take to decision come


Good news from me finally,

Decision made on 18th July'16

Posted by: Coconut 18.Jul.2016, 06:59 PM

QUOTE (rbandaru2 @ 18.Jul.2016, 07:01 PM) *
Good news from me finally,

Decision made on 18th July'16


Congratulations, good luck ;-)

Posted by: maji905 18.Jul.2016, 07:38 PM

QUOTE (rbandaru2 @ 18.Jul.2016, 06:01 PM) *
Good news from me finally,

Decision made on 18th July'16

congrats; will you please mention the name and contact information of human entrance that have process you application
thanks

Posted by: hatim 18.Jul.2016, 07:52 PM

QUOTE (maji905 @ 18.Jul.2016, 06:38 PM) *
congrats; will you please mention the name and contact information of human entrance that have process you application
thanks


I would personally consider that it would be rude to give out names/personal contact information of individuals on a public forum (without their approval). I think this is how Swedes prefer (it is for sure different in other cultures)

If some one needs to use human entrance they can contact them through publicly available information.

Posted by: maji905 18.Jul.2016, 08:20 PM

QUOTE (hatim @ 18.Jul.2016, 07:52 PM) *
I would personally consider that it would be rude to give out names/personal contact information of individuals on a public forum (without their approval). I think this is how Swedes prefer (it is for sure different in other cultures)

If some one needs to use human entrance they can contact them through publicly available information.


I was not not asking for personal information of you or any specific person I was asking the human entrance company that are certified from swedish migration board and they are not working in black ,underground or illegal . As they are legal ,migration board give priority to them and one can get benefit from them by waiting long time they can reducing waiting time up to70 to 80% .
Hope you understand my question .

Posted by: Case officer 18.Jul.2016, 08:25 PM

QUOTE (maji905 @ 18.Jul.2016, 09:20 PM) *
I was asking the human entrance company that are certified from swedish migration board and they are not working in black ,underground or illegal .

The name of the company is "Human Entrance". Google it.

Posted by: Coconut 18.Jul.2016, 08:27 PM

Is it possible to use their service while having ongoing case already, I am waiting too long, and didnt know about them?

Posted by: maji905 18.Jul.2016, 08:38 PM

QUOTE (Case officer @ 18.Jul.2016, 08:25 PM) *
The name of the company is "Human Entrance". Google it.

every forum is for that people explain their problem and case and get help,suggestion and tips from other so then
they solve,ease their problem rather then making fun on other .for googling one get many thing hope you will get also.I do not need any of these thing like human entrance but I can see many friend that they are facing alot of problem mostly related with migration board and waiting time and some of them are waiting for work permit extension and new application for more then 17 to 18 month and still waiting .

Posted by: hatim 18.Jul.2016, 09:27 PM

QUOTE (maji905 @ 18.Jul.2016, 08:38 PM) *
every forum is for that people explain their problem and case and get help,suggestion and tips from other so then
they solve,ease their problem rather then making fun on other .for googling one get many thing hope you will get also.I do not need any of these thing like human entrance but I can see many friend that they are facing alot of problem mostly related with migration board and waiting time and some of them are waiting for work permit extension and new application for more then 17 to 18 month and still waiting .


Relocation companies help employer companies create job offers, advertise, fix insurance papers and file for the application. In some cases they may be able to consult you on visa matters (but usually all the information is already available in English on MV website, and their consultation is terribly expensive for freely available information)

Usually it is the employer who hires them any way (I have not heard any person hiring a relocation company them selves, unless if they are self employed/have own business)

If you need to contact human entrance you can find their info here
http://www.humanentrance.com/stockholm/

That said I am not sure what you are trying to do. If you have applied already then the only thing you can do is wait for your current application.

Posted by: ITProf 19.Jul.2016, 09:04 AM

Hi,
-- Application date: 27 april 2016
-- Work permit: 1st extension
-- Your nationality (optional):
-- Decision Pending
-- Despite many calls and emails both by me personally and my employer, Migrationsverket simply refuses to prioiritize, even though we have a family emergency back home. Not good enough for MV. They keep saying wait for 5-8 months, whatever be the case. Both me and my HR feel sad we are stuck like this, but I am quite strong and accept the situation.

A friend of mine got stuck for 9 months in his extension (had applied a good 2 months before expiry), and in the meantime, their parental benefit was suddenly discontinued by försäkringskassan due to them not having a valid permit anymore.

I understand MV has a lot of workload and empathize with their situation. Its ok that I can't travel, I accept the situation since I cannot do anything to change it. But it is sad to see some other people getting seriously affected by this.

Will post when I get my decision.

Posted by: hatim 19.Jul.2016, 10:19 AM

QUOTE (ITProf @ 19.Jul.2016, 08:04 AM) *
-- Despite many calls and emails both by me personally and my employer, Migrationsverket simply refuses to prioiritize, even though we have a family emergency back home. Not good enough for MV. They keep saying wait for 5-8 months, whatever be the case. Both me and my HR feel sad we are stuck like this, but I am quite strong and accept the situation.

Perhaps you/and your employer can ask a legal response to this webpage
http://www.migrationsverket.se/Privatpersoner/Flytta-till-nagon-i-Sverige/Nyheter/2016-06-09-Mojlighet-att-resa-till-Sverige-under-vantan-pa-beslut-om-uppehallstillstand.html

This seems to be some thing meant for your case (but it seems that not every one knows about it in MV)

Posted by: Coconut 19.Jul.2016, 11:26 AM

Waiting times updated

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 19.Jul.2016, 03:19 PM

Congrats @jdavin18

Posted by: lzdnugget 19.Jul.2016, 03:31 PM

Hi everyone,

Here is my information:

-- Application date: 30 March 2016
-- New work permit
-- Your nationality (optional): Macedonia
-- Decision received: 19 July 2016

Good luck everyone!

Posted by: nithor01 19.Jul.2016, 06:40 PM

is there any updates from work permit extensions!

Posted by: wirefire 20.Jul.2016, 08:49 AM

HI @Izdnugget,

Did you use any Human Entrance agency ?

Posted by: lzdnugget 21.Jul.2016, 08:42 PM

No I did not used Human Entrance agency and my employer is not certified with the Swedish Migration Agency

Posted by: Coconut 21.Jul.2016, 09:04 PM

QUOTE (lzdnugget @ 21.Jul.2016, 09:42 PM) *
No I did not used Human Entrance agency and my employer is not certified with the Swedish Migration Agency

What is your profession if I can ask?

Posted by: lzdnugget 21.Jul.2016, 11:11 PM

Software Development Consultant

Posted by: gargpul 22.Jul.2016, 05:35 PM

Well some good news for me and my wife..

Date of application 13th April 2016
type :- Work permit for me and dependent visa for wife.
Nationality :- Indian
Date of decision : 22 July 2016

No Human entrance etc used. Employer not certified with migration board.

Posted by: Coconut 22.Jul.2016, 05:53 PM

QUOTE (gargpul @ 22.Jul.2016, 06:35 PM) *
Well some good news for me and my wife..

Date of application 13th April 2016
type :- Work permit for me and dependent visa for wife.
Nationality :- Indian
Date of decision : 22 July 2016

No Human entrance etc used. Employer not certified with migration board.

You lucky guys,congrats.

Posted by: hatim 26.Jul.2016, 05:43 PM

OK, at least I got some decision today. It is likely positive but will know in few days

Here is the run down

-- Application date:
Nov 30, 2015

-- Was it work permit or extension:
Work Permit Extension (new employer, same occupation, 48 months of previous work visa)

-- Your nationality (optional):
Pakistan

-- Decision received date or none:
July 26, 2016

-- Any comments you would like to add
Around May 23rd I got questions regarding my salary (why it is much more than my first year)

Lets see what the decision says now. I am already planning to apply for citizenship cause it has been 5 years since I first applied (if you applied for work visa from Sweden, your time starts from the day you applied, I have it in written from Migrationsverket if any one thinks it is not true wink.gif.

It was a bit inconvenient to not have documents for last 3 months (and previously 4.5 months) but my over all waiting time for all applications in last 61 months is 25 months (so out of 5 years, MV was processing one application or the other for 2 years). Divide that over 4 applications that is roughly 6 months.

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 28.Jul.2016, 10:18 AM

QUOTE (hatim @ 26.Jul.2016, 06:43 PM) *
OK, at least I got some decision today. It is likely positive but will know in few days

Here is the run down

-- Application date:
Nov 30, 2015

-- Was it work permit or extension:
Work Permit Extension (new employer, same occupation, 48 months of previous work visa)

-- Your nationality (optional):
Pakistan

-- Decision received date or none:
July 26, 2016

-- Any comments you would like to add
Around May 23rd I got questions regarding my salary (why it is much more than my first year)

Lets see what the decision says now. I am already planning to apply for citizenship cause it has been 5 years since I first applied (if you applied for work visa from Sweden, your time starts from the day you applied, I have it in written from Migrationsverket if any one thinks it is not true wink.gif.

It was a bit inconvenient to not have documents for last 3 months (and previously 4.5 months) but my over all waiting time for all applications in last 61 months is 25 months (so out of 5 years, MV was processing one application or the other for 2 years). Divide that over 4 applications that is roughly 6 months.


Congrats!
I am still waiting and have worked in Sweden for 5 years.

Posted by: strawberrypie 28.Jul.2016, 01:01 PM

QUOTE
(if you applied for work visa from Sweden, your time starts from the day you applied, I have it in written from Migrationsverket if any one thinks it is not true wink.gif.


Could you do that please? smile.gif
I applied within Sweden to convert from student visa to work permit, and according to your information that saves me the 6 months I lost while waiting for my work permit.

Posted by: hatim 28.Jul.2016, 04:28 PM

QUOTE (strawberrypie @ 28.Jul.2016, 01:01 PM) *
Could you do that please? smile.gif
I applied within Sweden to convert from student visa to work permit, and according to your information that saves me the 6 months I lost while waiting for my work permit.


Yes, I was student as well. This is clearly stated on the page about period of habitual residence (time is counted from the date of application if you are already in Sweden)

I did also get the actual papers though. But it seems that I will have to wait a month more because I had been out for 8 weeks off last year (so that time will not be counted).

Posted by: Applicant 28.Jul.2016, 07:54 PM

QUOTE (hatim @ 26.Jul.2016, 06:43 PM) *
OK, at least I got some decision today. It is likely positive but will know in few days

Here is the run down

-- Application date:
Nov 30, 2015

-- Was it work permit or extension:
Work Permit Extension (new employer, same occupation, 48 months of previous work visa)

-- Your nationality (optional):
Pakistan

-- Decision received date or none:
July 26, 2016

-- Any comments you would like to add
Around May 23rd I got questions regarding my salary (why it is much more than my first year)

Lets see what the decision says now. I am already planning to apply for citizenship cause it has been 5 years since I first applied (if you applied for work visa from Sweden, your time starts from the day you applied, I have it in written from Migrationsverket if any one thinks it is not true wink.gif.

It was a bit inconvenient to not have documents for last 3 months (and previously 4.5 months) but my over all waiting time for all applications in last 61 months is 25 months (so out of 5 years, MV was processing one application or the other for 2 years). Divide that over 4 applications that is roughly 6 months.

Have you received decision?

Posted by: hatim 28.Jul.2016, 09:07 PM

QUOTE (hatim @ 28.Jul.2016, 03:28 PM) *
I did also get the actual papers though.


Yes the post came in today. It is positive, no big surprises (just slightly longer wait time than average)

Posted by: Applicant 28.Jul.2016, 10:12 PM

QUOTE (hatim @ 28.Jul.2016, 10:07 PM) *
Yes the post came in today. It is positive, no big surprises (just slightly longer wait time than average)
Many Congrates Hatim,
Do any body have idea which kind of average MV using for waiting time statistics. it is range (Min and Max values) or what?

Posted by: nithor01 29.Jul.2016, 12:59 PM

congrats @Hatim, people from MV was nice

Posted by: bvraju20 30.Jul.2016, 07:09 AM

The MV changes or updates the estimated times regularly. Good to see that. If the estimated time was X when the application is submitted, and later the estimated time is changed to Y, which one applies to the already submitted application? X or Y ? Anyone has any experiences with that?

Posted by: Case officer 30.Jul.2016, 09:18 AM

QUOTE (bvraju20 @ 30.Jul.2016, 08:09 AM) *
The MV changes or updates the estimated times regularly. Good to see that.

The Migration Agency stopped publishing estimates at the beginning of 2016. The data on the web site are not estimates, it is statistical data of past applications.

"The result will show how long it has taken for people with similar applications to get a decision."

Posted by: tallavera 30.Jul.2016, 10:40 AM

maybe someine possess information regarding which date applications currently beying processed?

Posted by: hatim 30.Jul.2016, 01:27 PM

QUOTE (tallavera @ 30.Jul.2016, 09:40 AM) *
maybe someine possess information regarding which date applications currently beying processed?


Each application is unique, there is no fixed date for resolution. But statistically speaking it can be a reasonable "assumption" that what ever is your condition the applications being granted are probably plus-minus 1 month of the period that MV shows for past applications.

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 12.Aug.2016, 08:17 AM

Hi Buddys,

I was asked more information by case officer last Tuesday and sent it on the same day.

Is there anyone having experience of how often should I follow up my case?

I am so thankful for your answer or suggestion.

P.S Applied extension after 4 years on 25th Jan

Posted by: Applicant 12.Aug.2016, 02:38 PM

Hej Joanna,

Which kind of information you asked?

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 13.Aug.2016, 09:24 AM

It was kontrolluppgifter for 2015

Posted by: the_dome 13.Aug.2016, 10:03 AM

To follow up, you need to call them all the time.

Posted by: bvraju20 13.Aug.2016, 09:51 PM

"To follow up, you need to call them all the time. "
>>>>> Does that really make any difference to the processing time of your application? Probably not.

Posted by: hatim 14.Aug.2016, 08:11 AM

QUOTE (bvraju20 @ 13.Aug.2016, 10:51 PM) *
"To follow up, you need to call them all the time. "
>>>>> Does that really make any difference to the processing time of your application? Probably not.


MV will not give you any priority before case officer is assigned.

Once you have been assigned a case officer then it is up to the case officer to deal with your case. You may call them around the time when you expect to get your visa.

I was expecting my visa to be processed in 7 months. Around 7.5 months time in the morning I called and and my case officer said that he will try to get it by end of that day. I did get the email in the afternoon.

So if I had not called them that day I would not have gotten the visa on same day. So calling the case officer has helped me. I would not encourage any one to call before their time though, that just makes things worse for every one.

Posted by: Coconut 14.Aug.2016, 09:42 AM

QUOTE (hatim @ 14.Aug.2016, 09:11 AM) *
MV will not give you any priority before case officer is assigned.

Once you have been assigned a case officer then it is up to the case officer to deal with your case. You may call them around the time when you expect to get your visa.

I was expecting my visa to be processed in 7 months. Around 7.5 months time in the morning I called and and my case officer said that he will try to get it by end of that day. I did get the email in the afternoon.

So if I had not called them that day I would not have gotten the visa on same day. So calling the case officer has helped me. I would not encourage any one to call before their time though, that just makes things worse for every one.

Will they give the information to one when the case officer is assigned?

Posted by: the_dome 14.Aug.2016, 12:27 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 14.Aug.2016, 10:42 AM) *
Will they give the information to one when the case officer is assigned?


uhm..not really, no. Unless you call them and ask.

Posted by: cherif 14.Aug.2016, 07:06 PM

QUOTE (Coconut @ 14.Aug.2016, 10:42 AM) *
Will they give the information to one when the case officer is assigned?

Yes, usually the newly assigned Case Officer will contact you especailly if he/she needs additional info wink.gif

Posted by: wl19860807 15.Aug.2016, 02:24 AM

Hi, guys,

My name is David, earlier this year, I have got an offer from Stockholm Company. My job title is Software engineer. My employer helped me to initiate the visa application in MV, and then I filled in my wife and daughter's info. The application was submitted at 23rd of May, 2016. Until last week 10th of Aug, I called MV services, we are still not getting assigned case officer, she said "a lot of people were on vacation and leaves in Summer time, but they should be back now, and process time will be faster than before. For your case, normally it will take 2 to 4 months, since your employer is not certified with MV. And you should probably get case officer next month on September, once case officer is assigned, and your documentation is all good, the decision should be made right away. "

So, hope these can help anyone who is waiting for the decision. I really hope everyone can get their decision soon.

Best Regards
David

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 17.Aug.2016, 12:36 PM

Hi everyone,

I sent the email to case officer yesterday and get the decision today.

Totally I was waiting 6,5months.

Posted by: wl19860807 18.Aug.2016, 03:50 AM

Congratulations, Joanna smile.gif

Posted by: Joanna in Sweden 19.Aug.2016, 08:26 AM

QUOTE (wl19860807 @ 18.Aug.2016, 04:50 AM) *
Congratulations, Joanna smile.gif


Thanks you! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: lagavulin 22.Aug.2016, 06:52 AM

Still waiting to hear about my new work permit. Fingers crossed the decision comes soon, as I'm supposed to start work on September 1 and my flight is booked for this Sunday.

Application date: 11 July 2016
Was it work permit or extension - New work permit
Your nationality (optional) - USA
Decision received date or none - Pending
Any comments you would like to add - Visiting researcher

Posted by: Coconut 22.Aug.2016, 07:14 AM

What do you think how many apps they get per day, they told me that they are getting too much at the moment, but I think that they just got overloaded due too summer vacations..
They are lazy..

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