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Applications for Swedish citizenship

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HiSweden
post 8.May.2016, 01:57 PM
Post #1
Joined: 26.Jan.2015

Hi guys!

I thought about making a new thread for people who applied for citizenship in 2015 and 2016.

Please share your experience with some info like:


Date of application:
Time spent in Sweden:
Date of decision (if made):
Country of origin:


and also, on what bases you applied?

Waiting to hear your experiences!
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wondering_again
post 8.May.2016, 10:41 PM
Post #2
Joined: 12.Feb.2014

Date of application: 02 May 2016
Time spent in Sweden: Started in August 2010
Date of decision (if made): Not yet
Country of origin: Asia

and also, on what bases you applied? 4 Years WP + 1 Year PR

I counted the time I first applied for WP which was successful. So I applied in May 2011 and from then it is 5 years.

I will need to send in my passports and the UT card though. Will do it this week.
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JohnCera
post 9.May.2016, 10:26 AM
Post #3
Joined: 9.May.2016

Date of application: August 1st 2015
Time spent in Sweden: Started in June 2010
Date of decision (if made): Not yet
Country of origin: Africa

and also, on what bases you applied?: 4 Years WP + 1 Year PR
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wondering_again
post 9.May.2016, 11:06 AM
Post #4
Joined: 12.Feb.2014

QUOTE (JohnCera @ 9.May.2016, 10:26 AM) *
Date of application: August 1st 2015. Time spent in Sweden: Started in June 2010. Date of decision (if made): Not yet. Country of origin: Africa. and also, on what bases you applied?: 4 Years WP + 1 Year PR


Do you have a case officer ? Or did you follow up ?

How soon is too soon to follow up ?
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Martian
post 9.May.2016, 11:08 AM
Post #5
Joined: 24.Jun.2015

QUOTE (HiSweden @ 8.May.2016, 02:57 PM) *
Hi guys!I thought about making a new thread for people who applied for citizenship in 2015 and 2016.Please share your experience with some info like:Date of application:Ti ... (show full quote)



How about you answering the same questions first? You started a thread about something and you failed to lead by example.
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JohnCera
post 9.May.2016, 12:17 PM
Post #6
Joined: 9.May.2016

QUOTE (wondering_again @ 9.May.2016, 12:06 PM) *
Do you have a case officer ? Or did you follow up ? . How soon is too soon to follow up ?



No case officer yet. I contacted Migrationsverket last month and they said that the waiting time is still 14-16 months sad.gif.
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thomuk2006
post 9.May.2016, 01:11 PM
Post #7
Joined: 19.Aug.2015

Date of application: March 20th 2015
Time spent in Sweden: over 5 years! and sambo over 3 years
Date of decision (if made): NONE YET
Country of origin: UK
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Scottish
post 9.May.2016, 01:44 PM
Post #8
Joined: 29.Apr.2016

Date of application: November 11th, 2015
Time spent in Sweden:More than 5 years now. First ever application with positive result was sent in around Aug, 2011 then broke up with sambo to secure a work permit in Nov, 2011. Got a PUT Nov 2015 and applied for citizenship same day as well (Nov, 2015 )
Date of decision (if made):No decision yet and no case officer assigned till date
Country of origin: Africa
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jellybreadracer
post 9.May.2016, 02:05 PM
Post #9
Location: Umeå
Joined: 7.Oct.2009

Date of application: 01 Feb 2015
Time spent in Sweden: Feb 2010 to Present
Date of decision (if made): 22 April 2016
Country of origin: USA

and also, on what bases you applied? 4 Years WP + 1 Year PR
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Mzungu
post 10.May.2016, 01:39 PM
Post #10
Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

Use TL search engine, there are frigging hundreds of threads with a variation of the identical theme...

*just a thought*
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hsynkrhsn
post 10.May.2016, 02:46 PM
Post #11
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 16.Jul.2015

QUOTE (Mzungu @ 10.May.2016, 02:39 PM) *
Use TL search engine, there are frigging hundreds of threads with a variation of the identical theme.... *just a thought*



There's not a single topic dedicated for citizenship statistics.
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hsynkrhsn
post 10.May.2016, 02:49 PM
Post #12
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 16.Jul.2015

Date of application: 2015-03-26
Time spent in Sweden: From 2010-08-22 to 2012-10-22 as a student. From 2012-10-23 and on as sambo. 3 years, 6 months, 18 days
Date of decision (if made): Still waiting (13 months, 15 days)

Based on sambo. When I called MV in past March they said they were looking at applications from February 2015. I asked my sambo to call MV in past April and they told her that they were looking at the applications from JANUARY 2015. MV is not trustworthy and full of incompetency. They say the decision times are longer because the case officers at the citizenship unit started answering phone calls and this is now half time workload.

As an applicant, I knew I was going to wait more than 12 months so I applied citizenship 2 months after getting my permanent residency. When my sambo asked why they didn't reject my application, they told her that there was nothing wrong with the application but the time spent (2 years + 5 months) in Sweden wasn't fullfilled so it ended up waiting in the so-called "long decision-waiting queue".

I have a friend who had the same situation as me and he completed his time in Sweden 3 years as a sambo with a full time job and applied 1 year after getting his permanent residency. In the end, he waited 14 months to get his citizenship. (3 years > application > 14 months waiting = 4 years and 2 months in total) It doesn't matter if you meet the time requirement or not, you have to wait regardless. MV gives you the citizenship as they please.
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groovesalad
post 10.May.2016, 04:21 PM
Post #13
Joined: 4.Jun.2012

Date of application: 2nd December 2015
Time spent in Sweden: 3 years when I had applied
Date of decision (if made): 13th January 2016
Country of origin: Turkey
and also, on what bases you applied?: Sambo

I think I was very lucky with this waiting times.
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wondering_again
post 10.May.2016, 10:06 PM
Post #14
Joined: 12.Feb.2014

Quick question, if there is a delay in sending in the passport will my application be cancelled ?

They have all my information already but was worried if I delayed in sending it in would cause any issues .
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Swedex
post 17.May.2016, 03:55 PM
Post #15
Joined: 23.Oct.2015

QUOTE (wondering_again @ 10.May.2016, 11:06 PM) *
Quick question, if there is a delay in sending in the passport will my application be cancelled ? They have all my information already but was worried if I delayed in sending ... (show full quote)


No, when your application will be in process they will send you letter about your passport, PUT card and if any more document required from you. Also you can take passport back if you need it.
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