- Research on the legal requirements to move to Sweden.
- Find a job in Sweden.
- Apply for a residence permit card (visa)
- Secure an OEC (Overseas Filipino Worker) if your visa is connected to your work.
- Celebrate because you got an OEC!
- Prepare for the living costs in Sweden.
- Find a home to buy or rent.
How can I permanently move to Sweden?
- Get a residence permit. This is almost always step one.
- Register with the Tax Agency.
- Find a home.
- Get an ID card.
- Open a bank account.
- Find a job or start a business.
- Arrange daycare or school.
- Learn Swedish.
How easy is it to immigrate 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. This can only be done once you have a firm job offer in hand.
Can I just move to Sweden?
An American who plans to move to Sweden needs to obtain a residence permit to be able to stay for more than 90 days. The application form must be submitted to a Swedish Consulate in the USA except for the consulates in Boston, Philadelphia and the Swedish Consulate General in New York.
Do they speak English in Sweden?
English might not be the official language in Sweden, but almost everyone in Sweden excels at speaking it. In 2017 Sweden ranked 2nd out of 80 countries in the EF English Proficiency Index ↗️ (EF EPI), which measures the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries.
Is Sweden friendly to foreigners?
Yes. Swedish people are nice and helpful to foreigners but usually, they don’t bother entering personal space. So, most of the time you will have to initiate the talk and then you may end up talking for hours.
Can Filipinos go to Sweden?
If you are a Filipino citizen and you want to go to Sweden, you will need to apply for a visa. This also applies if you are living in the Philippines legally and you are in possession of a visa. VFS Global is authorized by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok to accept visa applications on their behalf.
Is Sweden open for Filipino tourist now?
Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the Philippines to Sweden.
How many hours travel from Philippines to Sweden?
The total flight duration from Manila, Philippines to Sweden is 12 hours, 11 minutes.
Can you move to Sweden without speaking Swedish?
Despite the fact that many Swedes speak English well, it’s not considered socially acceptable to live there without learning any Swedish, and you’ll struggle to find a job or a social circle if you don’t. To get started on your Swedish language learning, you can use apps like Duolingo or Babbel.
Can you survive in Sweden with English?
Yes and no, depending on where you go. Most workers on the SL transport network speak English, and a lot of the information is in Swedish and English. However, most Swedes do expect that if you have been here for 6 months +, you do have a good command of the language.
Is it expensive to move to Sweden?
The cost of living in Sweden is quite high, but the smaller towns are more affordable than Stockholm. The higher cost of living is proportionate to the high income in Sweden. On average, rent prices are lower in Sweden than in the USA.
How can I get job in Sweden?
- 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.
Is Swedish hard to learn?
Swedish is a category 1 language, according to the FSI. This means that learning it is just as easy for native English speakers as learning French or Spanish. So, this makes Swedish one of the easiest languages to learn.
Is Sweden religious?
While most countries in the world have no official religion, Sweden is in fact the only Nordic country without a state church, as Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland have all retained theirs. Around 55 per cent of the Swedish population are members of the Church of Sweden.
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.