It just never ends. Simon had a letter today from the Tax Agency. Another letter from an authority in Swedish!! This time the letter was letting him know that he on October 2nd had applied for an identification card (ID card) and that he then had identified himself with an Australian passport (so clearly they could have figured out he wasn’t Swedish and therefore probably don’t understand SWEDISH). It also said that the passport isn’t a valid form of identification (we knew that even though the fact that it isn’t, is weird) and that his identity had to be witnessed by either someone with a valid form of identification (for example me) or that from October 1st the identity can also be proved by comparing the application with information that the Migration Board has in their records (but for this Simon has to sign a paper authorising them to check the records and send that paper back to the Tax Agency).The very annoying part of this though is that I rushed from work that day Simon visited the Tax Agency to order the ID card just to be able to be there to witness his identity (read about it HERE). No one said anything about his passport not being a valid form of identification when we were there. How can they not know that? They didn’t ask for my ID either which I in retrospect of course should have questioned, but we were in a rush so I didn’t really think of it then and silly enough I assumed that the personnel working at the Tax Agency knew what they were doing. Clearly not!
The word incompetence comes to mind a lot when dealing with Swedish authorities, wonder why?!ID card, Migration Board, move to Sweden, Skatteverket, Tax Agency