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Posted by: Radwan 20.Jun.2018, 10:23 AM

Dear all,

Its the first time for me to join such informative forum. So thank you first for the efforts put into this.


I am planning to move to Sweden and launch a business along with my wife (business partner as well), however that includes learning Swedish first for as a language for about a year prior to commencing any commercial activities. I was able to find separate language courses per level at Folkniversitetet, however it seems like the dates are mainly till end of Nov 2018 thus I cannot seem to find a suitable place that would let me register for a full year of studies which would allow me to apply for a residency permit rather than a visit visa.

Thus to simplify:
A ) As I’ll planning to move to Sweden by November, Is there a 1 year or longer program that combines all levels (A1-C2) that I could register in?

B ) As mentioned on the immigration department website, the studies has to be for longer that 3 months to be able to apply for a residency permit for the period of studies. Which, as far as I understand, would require me to register in a several language course and pay the fees prior to my application for the residency permit. I would also appreciate if you could inform me of a better approach as I would prefer to continue staying in Sweden after completing my language studies and start setting up the business.

C ) If Folkuniversitat does not offer connected course (i.e. 1 year program covering levels A1-C2), Is there a certain institute or organization that can offer such language program?

D ) A friend that used to live in Sweden, informed me that studies shorter than one year does not make me eligible to issue a personnummer (Swedish ID), Is that true? and is there a way to avoid this as I would need to open a bank account and apply for driving license, etc.
Sorry for the long post folks!

Tak!

Posted by: Svedallas 20.Jun.2018, 10:28 AM

QUOTE (Radwan @ 20.Jun.2018, 11:23 AM) *
Dear all,

Its the first time for me to join such informative forum. So thank you first for the efforts put into this.


I am planning to move to Sweden and launch a business along with my wife (business partner as well), however that includes learning Swedish first for as a language for about a year prior to commencing any commercial activities. I was able to find separate language courses per level at Folkniversitetet, however it seems like the dates are mainly till end of Nov 2018 thus I cannot seem to find a suitable place that would let me register for a full year of studies which would allow me to apply for a residency permit rather than a visit visa.

Thus to simplify:
A ) As I’ll planning to move to Sweden by November, Is there a 1 year or so program that combines all levels (A1-C2) that I could register in?

B ) As mentioned on the immigration department website, the studies has to be for longer that 3 months to be able to apply for a residency permit for the period of studies. Which, as far as I understand, would require me to register in a several language course and pay the fees prior to my application for the residency permit. I would also appreciate if you could inform me of a better approach as I would prefer to continue staying in Sweden after completing my language studies and start setting up the business.

C ) If Folkuniversitat does not offer connected course (i.e. 1 year program covering levels A1-C2), Is there a certain institute or organization that can offer such language program?

Sorry for the long post folks!

Tak!


Have you been to Sweden? It will take more than just a year to learn Swedish laugh.gif a little bit delusional...

And you cant get a residence permit based on studying Swedish. laugh.gif
Do your research.

Posted by: Radwan 20.Jun.2018, 10:35 AM

QUOTE (Svedallas @ 20.Jun.2018, 12:28 PM) *
Have you been to Sweden? It will take more than just a year to learn Swedish laugh.gif a little bit delusional...

And you cant get a residence permit based on studying Swedish. laugh.gif
Do your research.


I have been there 3 weeks around Malmo, Lund, Gothenburg and Stockholm. It was just a visit though to check universities and meet few business consultants.

I am getting quite confused for sure. I couldn't really find something that strictly says that a residency permit is not possible, thus I am asking.
could you link me to any reference?

Posted by: Radwan 20.Jun.2018, 11:32 AM

And by residency permit i mainly meant a student visa

Posted by: Martian 20.Jun.2018, 12:59 PM

Forget the swedish study residence permit route. It's not just any study that is eligible for student residence permit. Since your intention is to start a business here, start exploring the self-employed route. You shouldn't need swedish language to be eligible for that.

Start your research here:

https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Self-employment.html

Posted by: SmokerT69 20.Jun.2018, 01:11 PM

QUOTE (Radwan @ 20.Jun.2018, 11:35 AM) *
I am getting quite confused for sure.


That's the general feeling most people seem to get when dealing with Sweden. Are you an EU citizen? Because theirs different rules for EU citizens. As far as I know, if you are, you have the right to live and work here. I knew two Germans at SFI that sold stuff online and the husband was an consultant. It was enough to be classified as having a business.

Posted by: Radwan 21.Jun.2018, 01:11 PM

QUOTE (Martian @ 20.Jun.2018, 02:59 PM) *
Forget the swedish study residence permit route. It's not just any study that is eligible for student residence permit. Since your intention is to start a business here, start exploring the self-employed route. You shouldn't need swedish language to be eligible for that.

Start your research here:

https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Self-employment.html


Thank your for the the info.

The main issue with pursuing a self-employment permit is the decision time, which as per some lawyers I've been in contact with is 9 - 18 months. giving my current situation a 6 months decision time is my far maximum. I know it is not the ideal plan but as mention the idea was to work out my business plan and submit it during the time of language studies.

As I quote from the migration sverket website:
"Courses where a residence permit normally is not granted for longer than one year:
Pupil exchange at an upper secondary school
Religious studies
Supplementary courses for authorisation to work within a profession that requires certification
Preparatory courses for authorisation to take a course of higher education
Language courses."

which kind of indicated to me that the plan could be possible.

here's the link:
https://migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Studying-in-Sweden/Other-types-of-study.html

If i understood what's written in this page in a wrong way, then I'd appreciate if you could point it out. Thank you once again.

Posted by: Radwan 21.Jun.2018, 01:15 PM

QUOTE (SmokerT69 @ 20.Jun.2018, 03:11 PM) *
That's the general feeling most people seem to get when dealing with Sweden. Are you an EU citizen? Because theirs different rules for EU citizens.


Unfortunately, I not an EU/Nordic country citizen, It would've been much easier biggrin.gif

Posted by: cookie18 9.Jul.2018, 05:49 PM

You can apply for this if you have the money.

http://www.folkuniversitetet.com/Skolor/Internationella-skolor/ISU/Our-courses/Academic-Year--Half-Year-Program-20112012-/

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