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Applications for Swedish citizenship

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wondering_again
post 12.Jun.2017, 11:58 AM
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What is actually quite clear is that many applied in the March - May 2017 period mostly had really quick approvals while those who applied in May 2016 are still waiting.

Really really silly... but looks like MV are making approvals faster for newer applications.
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good_luck_1
post 12.Jun.2017, 12:56 PM
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Joined: 18.Jan.2015

The really huge difference is that if you have applied in 2017 then MV sends your pass back nearly directly and won't request it back. So basically they see it once and then they can make a decision without seeing a passport again, which is nice.

But I am doubtful about that waiting times has decreased...
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equalsignorecase
post 13.Jun.2017, 03:42 PM
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Joined: 12.Jun.2017

I have a feeling that all EU nationals go through the investigation process, especially that they usually don't request a proof of right of residence when they first arrive in Sweden. Thus, as mentioned on the MV website, this evaluation is done when they apply for a Swedish citizenship.

Holders of work permits, on the other hand, may have a different situation because MV already has information about them and they have already been in touch with MV several times.

Based on the above, do you think we can say that work permit holders tend to go to fast track while EU national go to investigation track?
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HiSweden
post 19.Jun.2017, 10:31 AM
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Joined: 26.Jan.2015

Still increasing!

The Swedish Migration Agency has to investigate the application: 18-20 months.
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kunskapi
post 19.Jun.2017, 05:28 PM
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Joined: 4.Feb.2016

QUOTE (HiSweden @ 19.Jun.2017, 11:31 AM) *
Still increasing!. The Swedish Migration Agency has to investigate the application: 18-20 months.


These waiting times does not really make any sense to me.
i am waiting for 17 monthes now.
i contected MV last week and they said no case officer is assiged to my case yet.
just wonder if these waiting times are true then how can a case officer will make a decesion within next 1 or 2 or 3 monthes while MV said that my case have to be investigated. and if they really make a decision ( after investigation ) then why there is waiting time for cases who have to be investigated is soo long ?
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Scottish
post 20.Jun.2017, 09:05 AM
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Joined: 29.Apr.2016

QUOTE (kunskapi @ 19.Jun.2017, 06:28 PM) *
These waiting times does not really make any sense to me.i am waiting for 17 monthes now. i contected MV last week and they said no case officer is assiged to my case yet. jus ... (show full quote)


Well, if you happen to see my earliest post here while I was also waiting for citizenship like you then. The investigation usually don't take up to a week and at max two weeks if everything is in the clear. Immediately this is done, you will get a notification to send you passport in, if it's not with them and at decision is made almost same day they received your passport if not a few days after.

Generally, i think the long waiting time is required to deal with other cases submitted and complex cases before yours.

I am sure that you will realise this, when you finally get a case office assigned to your case.
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HiSweden
post 26.Jun.2017, 06:13 PM
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Joined: 26.Jan.2015

QUOTE (kunskapi @ 19.Jun.2017, 04:28 PM) *
These waiting times does not really make any sense to me.i am waiting for 17 monthes now. i contected MV last week and they said no case officer is assiged to my case yet. jus ... (show full quote)


Have you been out of Sweden for more than 6 weeks?
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good_luck_1
post 27.Jun.2017, 10:12 AM
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Joined: 18.Jan.2015

QUOTE (HiSweden @ 26.Jun.2017, 06:13 PM) *
Have you been out of Sweden for more than 6 weeks?


You mean 6 weeks in one year ofc.

Well, I have not been absent for more than 6 months in a year, employed for more than 3 years, have no unpaid bills and married to a swede for more than 4 years...

Anyone why am I in the longer waiting queue???
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Martian
post 27.Jun.2017, 11:36 AM
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Joined: 24.Jun.2015

Is there anyone on this thread that traveled more than 6 weeks in a year and got a decision within 1 to 6 months? If not, my conclusion is that anyone who has traveled more than 6 weeks at any single time during the residency year is automatically placed on the longest queue, which is currently 18 to 20 months.
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kunskapi
post 27.Jun.2017, 06:05 PM
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Joined: 4.Feb.2016

never been out of Sweden for more than 3 weeks in a year. only been out of Sweden for a week or soo.
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mora1
post 28.Jun.2017, 11:32 AM
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Joined: 27.Mar.2014

I apologize if I am asking a little off topic question or if you think this has been discussed already on some other forums.

I have a question about hemvisttid. I applied for my first work permit on May 25, 2012 but decesion on my application was made on April 20, 2013. I received my permanent residence (after having work permits for 4 years) on May 27, 2017.

Now I want to apply for citizenship. From which date i need to count my hemvisttid? May 25, 2012 or April 20, 2013?

Do i need to wait one year after having my permanent residence permit or just need to have 5 years of hemvisttid in total to be eligible for applying citizenship?.
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good_luck_1
post 28.Jun.2017, 01:42 PM
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Joined: 18.Jan.2015

From that day that you first came to Sweden, not even when your permit is issued...
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mora1
post 28.Jun.2017, 01:59 PM
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Joined: 27.Mar.2014

Thank you 'good_luck_1',

I forgot to mention that i was already in Sweden at the time i applied for work permit. I had study permit between 2010 and 2012.
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good_luck_1
post 28.Jun.2017, 02:02 PM
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Joined: 18.Jan.2015

QUOTE (mora1 @ 28.Jun.2017, 01:59 PM) *
Thank you 'good_luck_1', . I forgot to mention that i was already in Sweden at the time i applied for work permit. I had study permit between 2010 and 2012.


I had a similar situation, but study permit stupidely doesn't count at all(
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mora1
post 2.Jul.2017, 10:58 AM
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Joined: 27.Mar.2014

QUOTE (good_luck_1 @ 28.Jun.2017, 02:02 PM) *
I had a similar situation, but study permit stupidely doesn't count at all(



Have you got your Swedish citizenship? How did you calculate hemvisttid in your situation?
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