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My experience "trying" to move to Sweden

Please god, just end me now

bonviveur
post 14.Mar.2019, 11:22 AM
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Location: Värmland
Joined: 12.Oct.2015

finaly light in the tunnel, congrats laugh.gif
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SmokerT69
post 14.Mar.2019, 11:28 PM
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Location: Gävle
Joined: 28.Feb.2016

Yea, my wife and I are going into the tax agency tomorrow to sort out the taxes being put on her PN. I'll ask why they put my nationality as Canadian. It even says on my residence card, Storbritannien. God damn lol
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skogsbo
post 15.Mar.2019, 06:45 AM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

QUOTE (SmokerT69 @ 14.Mar.2019, 10:28 PM) *
I'll ask why they put my nationality as Canadian. It even says on my residence card, Storbritannien. God damn lol

They were probably saving you future embarrassment at the farce UK politicians are making.

But, it's worth getting correct as tax and pension agreements could differ.
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skogsbo
post 15.Mar.2019, 09:10 AM
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QUOTE (Honghainhi13 @ 15.Mar.2019, 08:01 AM) *
I plan to go to Sweden but read but this information feels awkward. Should it go or not?

Do you normally plan your life via random forums?
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SmokerT69
post 16.Mar.2019, 04:00 PM
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Location: Gävle
Joined: 28.Feb.2016

Lady sorted it for me, at least she said she did. I'm going to get my ID card next week. Have to wait and see
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Uncle Fred
post 28.Mar.2019, 02:59 PM
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Joined: 16.Apr.2008

I think this some's up Sweden to a T.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HymU36pdow

Living by numbers
Adding to history
And living by numbers
I guess was always meant to be
Living by numbers
Living by numbers now
We've been living a long time
Counted out in the rows of files
Such a digital lifetime
It's been by numbers all the while
Living by numbers
Living by numbers now
You count the days but does it
All add up to you
Does it all add up to you why we're
Living by numbers
Living by numbers now
So you're living by numbers
And numbers you answer to
You can count all the numbers
You bet that someone's counting you
Living by numbers
Living by numbers now
Living by numbers
Living by numbers now
They don't want your name
They don't want your name
They don't want your name
They don't want your name
Just your number
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Great Scott
post 28.Mar.2019, 05:10 PM
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Joined: 22.Sep.2008

Great 80's song.
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LimpingNinja
post 16.May.2019, 08:22 AM
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Joined: 15.Sep.2018

For the previous poster concerned about the system, here was my timeline:

Day -60 (Received final contract of employment)
Day -30 (Created appointments for resident card/biometric)
Day -14 (two weeks before moving, went to UT Card Appointment for self and family)
Day -13 (Went house hunting)
Day -7 (Signed lease/contract for apartment)
Day -5 (Configured Transferwise app and validated my bank account ownership)
Day -1 (Used Transferwise App to transfer money from US account to Bankgiro of Lease; sent power of attorney for landlord to open electricity in my name)
Day 0 (Moved in)
Day 0 (Picked up UT Cards for self and family)
Day 0 (Went to tax office and applied for personnummer: Passport, Birth Certificates for kids, UT Cards, Contract, Lease)
Day 7 (Opened bank account with SEB: Important, you must request to open an account without a personnummer using a Digipass and temporary fake/personnummer)
Day 10 (Received Personnummer in Post)
Day 11 (Ordered ComHem internet: Problem - Credit check came back nil so I couldn't get a 2 year contract but just a month to month with a 599 SEK upfront payment)
Day 12 (Ordered phone lines from Telenor)
Day 12 (Converted my SEB account to a full account with MobileID)
Day 13 (Downloaded my Tax certificate after creating e-account on skatterverket and delivered to my employer)
Day 15 (Air shipment of goods arrived)
Day 19 (Air shipment cleared customs)
Day 25 (PAYDAY and I have a place for the money to go.)
Day 26 (Profit...!)

So clearly the ordeal is not the same; I think reading through some of these posts there are clear failures that have made things worse for those applying. I think the process could be streamlined with better digital controls that lead you through the pipeline with notifications - especially since Sweden is better tech. based for services than most US states and government.

With that said, all rules on the website (Skatterverket.se) mixed with a couple research phone calls to Sweden and reading r/TillSverige on reddit were enough to make sure that I followed the process.

-LN
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TechkyAarav
post 23.Jun.2019, 05:21 AM
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Joined: 23.Jun.2019

Good Luck
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Paladine
post 25.Jun.2019, 10:33 AM
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Joined: 16.Apr.2017

I moved here just under 2 years ago and I had zero problems - but then I was aware of my rights as an EU citizen before I arrived. I had my personal number within 5 days. I recently converted my English driving license to Swedish - took less than a week. I also recently brought my car over from Poland and had it registered in Sweden - took less than 2 weeks.

I don't understand why some people have issues - I can only presume they don't do the relevant research in the first place.
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newkidontheblock
post 5.Aug.2019, 03:29 PM
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Joined: 26.Oct.2016

What a story... but you should have went to a lawyer - I didn't see it mentioned anywhere. At this level of fuckery you should have gotten legal representation as clearly your rights are being abused.
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Rck
post 9.Aug.2019, 06:18 AM
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Joined: 9.Aug.2019

Now I know the wisdom of Great Grand parts leaving Sweden and emigrating to the US.
Truth be told some parts of Gov.are headed in that direction ( don't give a damn )
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