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Ambs
7/26/2010 07:07 EST

Hello. I'm just after a bit of advice from anyone that knows anything or has moved from another country to Sweden. I currently live in the UK and my boyfriend lives in Sweden. I am looking to move there to live with him, but would really love to chat to someone who can offer me a bit of advice, because i really don't know where to start!
Many thanks, Ambs

rereyesjr
2/11/2011 01:56 EST

Hi,
I am a Filipino here and just received an email indicating that there is a company in Sweden who is interested in hiring me for a job.

now my question here is that how will i know if this is just a scam or for real, the following procedures where sent to me via email and it happens to have a fee of 33 euro prior for me to proceed with the first step indicated below for me to be able to secure first my "employment bureau enrollment index".

please see details of stages that i need to undergo.

Stages of the procedure

1st Stage - Preparation of application documents and sending them to your employer in Sweden. Here, at this stage is the one and only expense covered by you in the whole process. Deadline for completing this stage is 14th February

2nd Stage - The employer receives your documents and processes them towards formal job offer and sends the formal job offer to you. This is the main document in order for you to receive work permit and work visa for Sweden.

3rd Stage – You deposit the formal job offer in the embassy and receive your work permit and work visa

4th Stage - You arrive in Sweden where a representative of the employer and our team meet you at the airport. You will be given orientation meeting and taken to your accommodation in your case family accommodation is provided and covered by your potential employer.

5th Stage - Start of your new job and life in Sweden with your family.

appreciate immediate feedback on this matter.

para naman sa mga kababayan kong pinoy na nandyan na sa Sweden need your expert advise, and that would be a great big help.

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abruno
12/29/2010 09:43 EST

Hi Ambs,

I just recently moved to Sweden from the US. I'm sure the process of getting a visa will be a little different for you, but I can probably give you an idea of things that need to be done once you get here, if that would help.

The first place to start is SwedenAbroad.com for info and application forms. It's the government's official site, not a private company or anything.

Darren46 is right about a few things. If you don't already have connections to a community, people can seem a bit standoffish. It's nothing personal, just Swedish culture. But ask a Swede about it and they won't know what you mean unless they've spent enough time abroad! :-D
But once you break into their social circle, they're pretty sociable.

Regional differences can be a factor, too. I don't think Stockholm is one of Sweden's more "warm and cuddly" spots. Some areas are friendlier than others.

darren46
12/4/2010 10:35 EST

My advice, get your boyfriend to move to the UK.

I have lived and worked in Sweden for 17 years and am now planning to move to Ireland.

Sweden is just too cold and laid back - I've never settled no matter how much I try. It's expensive, if you want buy something, it's never in stock. A night out will rob your pocket of £100 plus without trying and the tax system will empty your pocket too

Stockholm is cold and unfriendly - if you live in the countryside it's better.

The language is very difficult and you won't get employment without it.

The only plus I can see is that buying a house is cheaper than the UK, if you buy one outside the cities.

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