26 Jun 2012

Anmäla flytt, eller inte?

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Jag har läst på Skatteverkets hemsida att man om man planerar att bo utomlands ett år eller mer ska anmäla sin flytt. Om jag anmäler att jag emigrerar skrivs jag ju ut från Försäkringskassan till exempel och jag antar att det blir lite krångligare att komma tillbaka hem om jag skulle vilja det. Undrar också lite över vad som händer med min intjänade pension om jag emigrerar, förlorar jag den eller delar av den?

Jag undrar också hur det fungerar om jag inte anmäler att jag emigrerar. Vi har ju sagt upp lägenheten här i Göteborg och jag kan ju inte fortsätta vara folkbokförd på en adress i Sverige där vi inte bor. Är det någon vits att inte anmäla min flytt och så länge folkbokföra mig hos exempelvis min mamma? Hur har ni andra utlandssvenskar gjort?

05 Nov 2010

ID-card ready

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Simon had a letter in the mail yesterday from the Tax Agency (Skatteverket) letting him know that his identification card (ID card) is ready and can be picked up at the office were he applied for it, five working days from the date stated in the letter (which was Monday November 1st). And guess what, the letter was in both Swedish and English…I wonder if it’s because of my angry letter I sent them or if it’s just a coincidence. =)

Since he applied for the card October 2nd this means that the whole process of getting the card took about a month.

26 Oct 2010

Disregard previous letter

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The Tax Agency are very professional, yesterday Simon got a second letter saying (in Swedish of course) that he should disregard the letter he received on Friday (HERE). Though we’ve already posted the signed paper they asked for with an angry letter from me letting them know how I felt about their incompetence. =P

The new letter refereed to the new rule, valid from October 1st this year, (Simon’s identity can be confirmed by comparing information from the Migration Board) and stated that they assumed he allowed them to compare the information from the application with the register. All of a sudden no need to sign anything any more. It also said that if he didn’t want them to do that, he should contact the Tax Agency via letter or phone and let them know that. Good work! I’m impressed, really I am….NOT!

22 Oct 2010

Another screw up

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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). Read more

02 Oct 2010

Finally sorted

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I rushed from work yesterday to be able to make it to the Tax Agency office so Simon could order his identification card (ID card). They close early every day, already at 4pm. We came running in the door at 3.55pm and the guy helping us just laughed at us. But it didn’t take more than 10 min to get the application ready and the photo for the ID card taken. We were told that Simon will get a letter in the mail in about 4 weeks. Apparently all ID cards are issued in Stockholm and it’s only 16 people working with this for the whole of Sweden so it takes a while. Once he gets the letter he has to wait another couple of workdays before he can go to the Tax Agency office to pick it up. Read more

09 Jun 2010

Certificate arrived

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The civic registration certificate (“familjebevis“) finally arrived in the mail today. I had everything else ready Sunday night and since then I’ve just been waiting for the certificate. I called Skatteverket (the Swedish Tax Agency) and ordered it Friday morning last week so I don’t really understand what took so long…6 days. But that seems to be the story of this whole process…a reoccurring What took them so long?

Anyway, now I can finally send in my part of the application to the Migration Board office here in Jönköping (I’ll do it tomorrow). I’m hoping that all will be processed quickly so we can get a decision, whether the application is granted or rejected…at this point any decision would be helpful. I truly with every inch of my body hope it will be granted so that we then can book Simon’s flight and start looking forward to him getting here. I miss him so much, even more now after being down to Melbourne…it gets harder and harder.

The Migration Board has a goal; to deliver a decision within 6 months from the date the application was first handed in to the Embassy. I our case this happened 2010-02-23, meaning the process has been going on for about 3.5 months. I’m hoping for a decision within 4 weeks though. *Fingers crossed*