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Work permit waiting time statistics

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Alex29
post 21.Jan.2016, 04:11 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 4.Aug.2012

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.
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delta76
post 21.Jan.2016, 04:58 PM
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Joined: 4.Oct.2014

Apparently it's readonly

New
Applied March 12th 2015,
Decision made March 26th 2015
Exactly 2 weeks smile.gif
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mgpop
post 21.Jan.2016, 05:08 PM
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Joined: 5.Jan.2016

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
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Alex29
post 21.Jan.2016, 05:27 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 4.Aug.2012

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.
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mjennin2
post 21.Jan.2016, 07:23 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 8.Mar.2010

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 th ... (show full quote)

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
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Alex29
post 21.Jan.2016, 07:28 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 4.Aug.2012

QUOTE (mjennin2 @ 21.Jan.2016, 07:23 PM) *
Speaking as the person who created the sambo spreadsheet ( ), you might not want to exclude anyone. If you truly intend to make this document as usable as possible, the larg ... (show full quote)


Thank for the feedback - very very appreciated!
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CBDZ
post 21.Jan.2016, 07:47 PM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2015

Hello,

The topic exists already : http://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?showtopic=77461 wink.gif
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mjennin2
post 21.Jan.2016, 08:52 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 8.Mar.2010

Cherif, for better or worse, your topic got largely taken over by all of us sambos laugh.gif F
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Alex29
post 21.Jan.2016, 11:12 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 4.Aug.2012

QUOTE (CBDZ @ 21.Jan.2016, 07:47 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.
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Martian
post 22.Jan.2016, 01:45 AM
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Joined: 24.Jun.2015

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?
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Alex29
post 22.Jan.2016, 01:57 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 4.Aug.2012

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.
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xmsms
post 22.Jan.2016, 03:53 AM
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Joined: 21.Jan.2016

-- Applied Novembem 19, 2015
-- New application
-- China
-- No decision date
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mgpop
post 22.Jan.2016, 04:24 PM
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Joined: 5.Jan.2016

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!
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Teddyboygreg
post 24.Jan.2016, 06:31 AM
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Joined: 16.Nov.2015

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
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Alex29
post 25.Jan.2016, 10:40 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 4.Aug.2012

Found official statistics with number of work permits issued in 2013-2015: http://www.migrationsverket.se/Om-Migratio...sgrupperna.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.
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