Anyone know what type of questions they embassy will ask when they call Simon for his interview regarding the residence permit?
My guess would be that they want to know how we met, how long we’ve been in a relationship, how frequently we meet (does meeting on Skype count? if it does the answer is EVERY day!!), our plans for the future and so on. They probably ask him about his profession, if he has a university degree, financial status and questions like that too but it would be interesting to hear from someone who actually know.
From what I understand from reading up on the subject, it seems to be pretty hard to get a permit into Sweden since I do live in a country with a lot of benefits like free healthcare, free education etc. and it seems to be a popular destination. I honestly thought that getting a residence permit to Sweden would be a lot easier than getting one for Australia but now I don’t know.
I think Simon taking a Swedish class already before leaving Australia is a really good thing. Then he shows that he’s really trying and realistically it increases his chances of getting a job here. I assume that the Swedish government don’t want people here that are unemployed because then they don’t pay taxes and are just an expense.
This process is exhausting I tell you that much. Not knowing anything about the future sucks!