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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Swedish Citizenship Application - Citizenship Journey

This is it pansit! Goodluck to me 😊
Today is the day that I will send my Swedish Citizenship application through post, although I already apply it online (it is a requirement and it a must!). I'am  a bit nervous about it but at the same time my heart is full with excitement!  I can't help thinking about what will gonna happen next (think positive Michelle!).

Anyway highway! before I decided to apply for my citizenship this year, I did a couple of research on my own because I wanted to make sure if I am really eligible to apply for it.  Someone told me I needed to reside here in Sweden for 5 years, some of my friends say 3 years with permanent permit and other say to try my luck and send LOL! I have lot of Filipina friends who had recently applied for their Swedish citizenship and surprisingly their stories where extremely different to one other. Some was approve in only a weeks, some takes months and some still had not yet hear any response to their application. So confused  about it so I headed to the Migrationsverket site to gather more information 😉 a 100% detailed I must say LOL. If you like to know more you can check the SITE  👈


Basically what it said in the site is that you have to fullfill a certain requirements for becoming a Swedish citizen: 
  • You must be able to prove your identity
  • You have reached the age of 18
  • Have a permanent residence permit, a right of residence or residence card in Sweden.
  • You have fulfilled the required period of residence here
  • Have you conducted yourself well here in sweden
* If you are married to, living in a registered partnership with or cohabiting with a Swedish citizen, you can apply for Swedish citizenship after three years. In these cases, you must have been living together for the past two years. It is not enough to be married to one another, you must also live together.

So as you can see its depend on your particular situation, the time prior to applying varies as long as you meet all the criteria. In my case, I have lived with a Swedish citizen for almost three years now, so three years after receiving my Residence Permit I told myself its about time to apply.

As I logged in to Migrationsverket site and see the actual Swedish citizenship application, oh by the way guys! the entire application is in Swedish language 😉  so better get someone to help you up if don't know the word hahaha.  Then  the questions is more or less, confirming your basic details like country of residence, address, existing citizenship, etc. They also ask about your current situation if you work/or studying history in Sweden and how much money you’ve made at each particular job something like that. The final question is simply an open text field where you need to write something  or if you want to add more information about yourself. then you need to attached you scanned documents.

Along with the online application is that you need to submit to Migrationsverket all the hard copies of documents you sent online such as my original Philippine passport, receipt of the application etc via posten/registry mail which what I am doing right now LOL!.

Applying for citizenship cost us 1,500 sek around 8,872 thousand in peso (as of today's conversion). so we head up to our nearest ICA store to send it off to Migrationsverket in  Norrköping and then all I need to do now is wait for the decision ( Hopping to get a positive one 🙏)

Skål för Sverige!

DISCLAIMER: This is only based on my experiences and my little knowledge that I gained through out the years. Remember that the results is always depend on your particular situation, the time prior to applying/time-frame/ decisions are varies as long as you meet all the criteria they need. All opinions are honest and my own! Feel free to ask question and no complicated hard question please. I try my best to answer you back :)



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