Immigration to Sweden

Facts about Immigration to Sweden. There are 16 facts & answers about Immigration to Sweden

16. Can you survive in Sweden with English?

Yes it's possible, but whether you'd want to is another story! While most swedes speak excellent English, Swedish is still their main language and learning the language makes socialising (and working) far easier.

15. Does it not get dark in Sweden?

Sweden is a country with big differences in daylight. In the far north, the sun does not set at all in June and there is darkness around the clock in January. However, in January in Stockholm the sun rises at 8:47 am and sets at 2:55 pm, while in July the sun rises at 3:40 am and sets 10:00 pm.

14. Can foreigners marry in Sweden?

You may get married in Sweden even if you do not reside in Sweden. When the consideration of impediments to marriage is complete, you will receive a certificate of no impediment and a wedding certificate from the Tax Agency. You must provide these to the officiant.

13. Can I work in Sweden without speaking Swedish?

Can, yes. Very few jobs have Swedish as a legal requirement; employment in general does not. But you're going to find it hard to actually land a job unless you speak Swedish, or at the very least have good English and a degree in something.

12. Can I buy a house in Sweden?

You can buy property in Sweden without any limits, even if you are an expat. If you buy property you have to pay a deposit. This deposit is usually between 2% and 10%. The whole buy procedure for property in Sweden takes about 14 days.

11. How long can I stay in Sweden without a visa?

90 days
For US visitors. Do I need a visa? A valid passport entitles North American Citizens to a three-month stay in Sweden. U.S citizens do not need a visa if the visit is 90 days or less.

10. Is Sweden expensive?

On a global scale, Sweden isn't even in the top 10 most expensive countries. Most surveys rank the overall cost of living below that of the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Americans may find Sweden considerably more expensive than it is at home, however.

9. Is it hard to move to Sweden?

Moving to Sweden from the rest of the world
For non-EU citizens, the process is much more difficult. Unless you're moving to study (for which a separate permit applies), you'll need to apply for a work permit. ... Family members of those holding a work permit can also apply for a residence permit in most cases.

8. Is Sweden good for foreigners?

With its reputation for high salaries, communal work environment, and generous parental leave, working in Sweden is ideal for many expats looking to relocate. Recently, Sweden has seen such a high demand of foreigners wanting work permits, that they can afford to be selective.

7. Is it hard to get a job in Sweden?

Sweden is a great place to work and comes with a heap of benefits that you don't get in many other countries. But getting started is hard. There are English speaking jobs here, but they are few and far between, and competition is fierce.

6. Is Sweden a good place to live?

Sweden is a wonderful place to live with its kind people, excellent public services and corporate culture that encourages people to have a good work-life balance. It is no surprise that many people decide to move to Scandinavia's largest country to enjoy all of the things that Sweden has to offer.

5. How can a foreigner get a job in Sweden?

This guide will walk you through 8 steps to follow for finding a job in Stockholm.
Speak the Swedish language. ...
Check that your industry exists in Stockholm. ...
Start looking the old school way. ...
Try searching online. ...
Consider working with a recruiter. ...
Build your network. ...
Apply (and wait) for your visa. ...
Get moving.

4. How can I permanently move to Sweden?

How to move to Sweden and become a Swedish citizen
Be at least 18 years old — unless you know someone. ...
Be able to prove your identity. ...
Have a permanent residence in Sweden. ...
Spend five years at that permanent residence. ...
Be on your best behavior. ...
Learn Swedish (even if you don't technically have to).

3. Is it easy to immigrate to Sweden?

The process of moving to Sweden is simple as long as you have all of the correct documents. Like most aspects of moving to Sweden, if you are an EU citizen there is very little you will have to do. For example, EU nationals moving from within the EU to Sweden do not need to declare their goods at the Swedish border.

2. Can anyone immigrate to Sweden?

Those who want to become Swedish citizens must have reached the age of 18, have a permanent residence permit and have lived in Sweden for about five years. Children under the age of 18 can become Swedish citizens at the same time as a foreign father or mother.

1. How can I immigrate to Sweden?

The easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency. If you are unable to apply online, please ask your family members in Sweden to fill out the electronic application form, attach copies of documents and pay any application fee.

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