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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 2)

Buying an apartment is one of the most serious steps in life. It requires a lot of planning, savings and to be as prepared as possible. On this part two of the series, I will talk about the mortgage and downpayment. To read part 1 click here.  Know your Purchase Ability. Before rushing into apartment […]

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Social orientation for newcomers

social orientation/التوجيه الاجتماعي

The course “Samhällsorientering för nyanlända” provides vital information for you who are new in Sweden. In the course you learn about your rights and responsibilities, how the Swedish society is organized and practical everyday life tasks. The course is free of charge and taught in your mother tongue or another language that you understand. The […]

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Temporary residence

temporary permit

A temporary residence permit – a so called tidsbegränsat uppehållstillstånd, allows you to live and work in Sweden for a limited period of time (mostly two years). You will probably start your time in Sweden by getting a temporary residence permit the first time you apply – if you meet all the requirements of course. This means that […]

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About residence permits

residence permit

You should apply for a residence permit if you want to work, study or stay in Sweden for more than three months. There are different types of residence permits (temporary as well as permanent) and they are granted on various grounds – such as work, family or studies in Sweden. How to get a residence permit […]

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Residence permits for EU citizens

Residence permits for EU citizens

One of the great things with the European Union is the right of free movement. As a EU citizen, you can live, study and work in any country within the European Union. This right does also include your close relatives – spouse & children – even if they are non-EU citizens. However, if you are planning […]

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Residence for asylum seeker

Residence for asylum seekers

Another ground for getting a residence permit is asylum. The right of asylum is an ancient juridical concept that implies that any person persecuted in his or her own country has the right to be protected by another sovereign country. The Swedish Migration Agency, Migrationsverket The Swedish Migration Agency – Migrationsverket is therefore obliged too […]

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Residence permit for students

Residence permit for students

Residence permit for students are granted for you who wish to study in Sweden. There are two main requirements you must meet, in order to obtain a residence permit based on studies: You must be admitted to a university or institution of higher education in Sweden. You must give proof that you are able to support yourself financially […]

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Residence permit based on employment

residence permit based on employment

What are the requirements to get a residence permit based on employment? More than 19 000 residence permits where granted in 2013 due to employment. The two main requirements for obtaining a residence permit based on employment are: a job offer from a Swedish employer. a monthly salary of no less than 13 000 SEK/month before […]

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