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Posted by: Sireen 9.Jan.2012, 02:50 PM

Dear Sir/Madam
I want to check few issues about giving birth in Sweden:
First of all I am a British citizen (but I live in Israel).
I might be in Sweden at the time witch I will give birth, and I was wondering if I deliver my child in Sweden what will be my rights or subsidies?
What papers should I have at the time?
Thank you very much
Sireen

Posted by: Streja 9.Jan.2012, 02:52 PM

? Why will you give birth in Sweden?

You have no rights or subsidies.

Posted by: johnjohn 9.Jan.2012, 02:58 PM

Streja is correct you will need also to have your own medical insurance or pay a hugh hospital bill. You are a non-resident so will not be entitled to any medical coverage.

Posted by: Sireen 9.Jan.2012, 03:00 PM

I might be with my husband in a business trip in Europe and we might end in sweden

Posted by: Streja 9.Jan.2012, 03:02 PM

That's not very wise as it would be very expensive for you.

Posted by: Sireen 9.Jan.2012, 03:04 PM

I don’t know what is wise at the moment if I have to give birth in Sweden – I will, I don’t care how much does it cost smile.gif

Posted by: PDX 9.Jan.2012, 03:06 PM

If everything goes right, then all is fine, you will get to keep your child. This is assuming you give birth in your hotel, park, bar or wherever you please rolleyes.gif You will not receive subsidies. If you wish for a birth in hospital then naturally you will have to pay for it or have your insurance cover it.

If something goes wrong, you may have to pay a part of the hospital care. The cost of having a newborn in an intensive care unit can be several thousands of euros per day.

It may be a good idea to read the following, although it is for UK residents only:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/plannedtreatment/Pages/Givingbirth.aspx

Since you are not a UK resident, I suppose obtaining a very good travel insurance covering any birth complications would be a good idea.

~~~PDX~~~

Posted by: Sireen 9.Jan.2012, 03:08 PM

THANKS wink.gif

Posted by: johnjohn 9.Jan.2012, 03:13 PM

Why would you go to a country you do not know or I imagine speak the language and give birth on your husband business trip? Even a normal birth will be complicated while you just show up. My advise is to seriously re-think or perhaps just think.

Posted by: PDX 9.Jan.2012, 03:17 PM

Husband is visibly excited about the prospects of spending time in a country full of blondes - wife must keep an eye on him even if due to give birth rolleyes.gif .

~~~PDX~~~

Posted by: Puffin 9.Jan.2012, 07:50 PM

Most airlines will not fly a pregnant woman after 32-34 weeks

Most travel insurance does not cover complications in pregnancy after 28 or 30 weeks

Pregnancy is not regarded as a medical emergency so is usually not covered by the European health card and you don't have EU residence in Sweden so are not insured in Sweden- so you need to budget
20,000+kr for a normal birth
50,000+ kr for a c-section
1000s per day if your baby needs special care

... and if you should have the misfortune to go into labour while flying and the aircraft if forced to divert then these days most airlines charge for this - could be 500,000-1,000,000 kr

Really surprised that you are considering taking such huge risks

Posted by: aino 9.Jan.2012, 08:08 PM

I actually thought airlines wouldn't fly you in the last trimester at all (not just weeks 32 and up).

Posted by: JulieLou40 9.Jan.2012, 09:09 PM

QUOTE (Sireen @ 9.Jan.2012, 02:50 PM) *
Dear Sir/Madam
I want to check few issues about giving birth in Sweden:
First of all I am a British citizen (but I live in Israel).
I might be in Sweden at the time witch I will give birth, and I was wondering if I deliver my child in Sweden what will be my rights or subsidies?
What papers should I have at the time?
Thank you very much
Sireen

..What makes you think that Sweden will pay you to come here and give birth??

Posted by: Puffin 9.Jan.2012, 09:58 PM

QUOTE (aino @ 9.Jan.2012, 08:08 PM) *
I actually thought airlines wouldn't fly you in the last trimester at all (not just weeks 32 and up).

Som won't - others will let you fly with a doctors certificate until week 32

Seems a huge risk though - would not fancy either
- being in labour ar 30,000 feet
or
- giving birth unprepared in a strange country where you don't speak the language

Posted by: 7 9.Jan.2012, 10:25 PM

this has got to be a wind up

Posted by: byke 9.Jan.2012, 10:34 PM

I would like to ask the OP if her plans are relating to citizenship hopes for a child born on Swedish soil?

Posted by: JulieLou40 9.Jan.2012, 10:39 PM

...If that's the case, the OP will be disappointed, won't she? Unless her partner is Swedish...doesn't sound like it though...

Posted by: Sireen 10.Jan.2012, 08:21 AM

Thank you all, dont worry i just asked to know the options, because i might be in Sweden, but the probability is very low, it is almost 0%.
Thank you.

Posted by: Puffin 10.Jan.2012, 01:06 PM

QUOTE (7 @ 9.Jan.2012, 10:25 PM) *
this has got to be a wind up

yep - can't think that anyone would take this so lightly

Posted by: Mpf 10.Jan.2012, 03:18 PM

How many many weeks would you be when you arrive in Sweden?

Posted by: Monikat 8.Feb.2012, 09:51 PM

Hi, I'm interested in this topic too, can anyone advise what would be the case for an EU citizen, currently resident in the UK, who would move to Sweden about 2, 3 months before the due date? (by car smile.gif )

I've been trying to find exact information on the Internet but feel overwhelmed by the confusing things I've been reading. huh.gif unsure.gif

Any particular info on the S2 or how long it would take to register my right of residence as a self-sufficient person, and if that will entitle me to subsidised healthcare or not...? etc.

Thanks a lot for any info you may have to help with this!

Posted by: johnjohn 8.Feb.2012, 10:03 PM

As a self sufficient person do you mean you have a pension or guaranteed income. You must also have your own health insurance.

Posted by: Monikat 9.Feb.2012, 01:49 PM

I have some savings and my husband is planning to get a job there. This would be just for the first year or so, in the long run I want to get back into the job market.

Is there a Swedish insurance company that offers private health insurance for foreigners without a person number? Could I apply for one in English, maybe online or is it best to go for an international one? Any suggestions much appreciated! mellow.gif

Posted by: Sofia_stockholm 10.Feb.2012, 11:56 AM

QUOTE (Monikat @ 8.Feb.2012, 09:51 PM) *
Hi, I'm interested in this topic too, can anyone advise what would be the case for an EU citizen, currently resident in the UK, who would move to Sweden about 2, 3 months before the due date? (by car smile.gif )

If it is just a matter of two or three months I would much rather have stayed back in the UK till the baby was born.

In the UK you can be reasonably confident that the staff in delivery speaks decent English. Most Swedes do read and write English, but not all speak it very well. In delivery in Sweden you normally have access to nurses and a midwife who share her attention between multiple patients. A nurse does not necessarily speak good English as he/she has not studied it for terribly long.

Having spent time in hospital both in the UK and in Sweden I must say I'd much rather do it here (as a native Swedish speaker) where I can speak my own language. Given a choice between the UK and say Germany I'd much rather choose the UK since I'm more confident in English than German.

Posted by: AIDA IRFAN 24.Aug.2014, 04:54 PM

i have a question ,i am from Pakistan and i have Polish (Eu)wife .we are planning to settle in sweden and she is pregnant from 6 months .can some one will advise us that which benefit we will get ,do our child will get citizenship if my wife deliver baby in sweden and also what is working condition there .i am professional in travel and tourism industry (6 years )and also have 4 years of experience of hair dresser for mens.

Posted by: skogsbo 24.Aug.2014, 05:07 PM

QUOTE (AIDA IRFAN @ 24.Aug.2014, 04:54 PM) *
i have a question ,i am from Pakistan and i have Polish (Eu)wife .we are planning to settle in sweden and she is pregnant from 6 months .can some one will advise us that which benefit we will get ,do our child will get citizenship if my wife deliver baby in sweden and also what is working condition there .i am professional in travel and tourism industry (6 years )and also have 4 years of experience of hair dresser for mens.

I would worry about this, once you cleared the first hurdle of even getting in Sweden and residency? Unless she has work already here? Or a lot of money to support herself and you?

Posted by: LLHope 24.Aug.2014, 06:09 PM

QUOTE (AIDA IRFAN @ 24.Aug.2014, 03:54 PM) *
do our child will get citizenship if my wife deliver baby in Sweden

No.

Posted by: Capnbooboo 10.Oct.2015, 04:18 PM

QUOTE (LLHope @ 24.Aug.2014, 07:09 PM) *
No.



QUOTE (Case officer @ 10.Oct.2015, 01:12 PM) *
You must have a Swedish residence permit to live in Sweden.

She is married to a eu citizen, this means they have the right to reside in the country and get subsides if it's part of the eu, people forget what benefits a country gets for joining the eu, tsk tsk tsk, it's all called euroupe, swden, Norway, Greece, germany etc are in euroupe, the cultures and traditions are reserved in the people, the natives still have special benefits on many levels like they can work for police, military and run for office which requires more loyalty, Sweden is not a nai country basing their identity on appearance, it's a Scandinavian country with Scandinavian history, culture and customs like other countries that attract foregners as much as other countries do, accept islamic countries ofcourse, you have to be a Muslim to live in these countries and if breaking a law they kick you out to europe from what I see, many do, been gay is illegal in a religious country based on sharia law but not I sweden or Spain etc, but touching a girls undies I swden during a hot French kissing session can cost a guy 4k and jail time because it's considered rape while gang rape victims get away with it all if a 15 year old looked old enough to handle the hood, hey what do I know I just want to be happy.

I think the problem with the op is she told people she is in Israel, she should of said she is married to a brit and hid Israel from the forum since stereotyping is more comfortable for those hiding in a confirm zone with guns and shaved heads reading niem kun-t. After all they are that scared of Jews Becuase the bible tells us no one could get rid of them or god., anyway, we are all entitled to our opinion, mine is she should of just concealed Israel from the thread, nuff of the religious geopolitical mumble jumbo, she has the same rights I do entering Sweden and having children, maybe she is also blonde smile.gif

Posted by: manindemaan 10.Oct.2015, 10:48 PM

QUOTE (Capnbooboo @ 10.Oct.2015, 05:18 PM) *
She is married to a eu citizen, this means they have the right to reside in the country and get subsides if it's part of the eu, people forget what benefits a country gets for joining the eu, tsk tsk tsk, it's all called euroupe, swden, Norway, Greece, germany etc are in euroupe, the cultures and traditions are reserved in the people, the natives still have special benefits on many levels like they can work for police, military and run for office which requires more loyalty, Sweden is not a nai country basing their identity on appearance, it's a Scandinavian country with Scandinavian history, culture and customs like other countries that attract foregners as much as other countries do, accept islamic countries ofcourse, you have to be a Muslim to live in these countries and if breaking a law they kick you out to europe from what I see, many do, been gay is illegal in a religious country based on sharia law but not I sweden or Spain etc, but touching a girls undies I swden during a hot French kissing session can cost a guy 4k and jail time because it's considered rape while gang rape victims get away with it all if a 15 year old looked old enough to handle the hood, hey what do I know I just want to be happy.

I think the problem with the op is she told people she is in Israel, she should of said she is married to a brit and hid Israel from the forum since stereotyping is more comfortable for those hiding in a confirm zone with guns and shaved heads reading niem kun-t. After all they are that scared of Jews Becuase the bible tells us no one could get rid of them or god., anyway, we are all entitled to our opinion, mine is she should of just concealed Israel from the thread, nuff of the religious geopolitical mumble jumbo, she has the same rights I do entering Sweden and having children, maybe she is also blonde smile.gif



what?
Just because you are EU citizen it doesn't mean you are entitled to social benefits in any other EU country besides the one where you are from. All those countries have some requirements that have to be fulfilled even for other EU citizens...

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