Intro to Learning Swedish through SFI

I haven’t been writing for a long time now and here I am back from my long hiatus – or more like my self-declared hibernation. It’s my first winter, you see. 🙂

Anyway, just a month ago I received a letter from the mail informing me that I have been accepted in SFI or Swedish for Immigrants‘ course. At first I couldn’t help but feel nervous about having to interact outside home but the feeling simply ebbed away as the excitement gets the better of me. Finally I’ll be going to school and the thought somehow gave me a sense of purpose. Who wouldn’t right? I find it interesting that not only will I get to do something else for a change but I will also have this chance to meet other people of other nationalities who are in the same predicament as me.

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Jazziegurl

Loves pets, travelling and food.
Now living in Sweden but originally from the Philippines.

Getting Started with the Swedish System

After more than 10 weeks of agonizing wait, I finally received my Swedish personal number! 🙂

Unfortunately it didn’t come in the mail like we were told it would so my fiance and I had to return to Skatteverket or the Swedish Tax Agency to check with them if my personal number is already available. And indeed it is! They just haven’t sent it through mail yet though it’s way past the deadline that was promised to us. 🙁

But enough of this rant, the most important thing now is that I can truly start  getting my way into the Swedish system.

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Jazziegurl

Loves pets, travelling and food.
Now living in Sweden but originally from the Philippines.

Experiencing First Swedish Autumn

Winter is coming!…But before that, there is Autumn. 🙂 I’ve just been here in Sweden for a couple of months now so I can say that this is the first time I’m experiencing Autumn here or anywhere for that matter. Living in the tropics, where the seasons are either just wet or dry, autumn is Continue reading →

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Getting my Swedish residence permit

After a year since I last visited Sweden, finally, I could say I am now officially a resident! Woohoo!

Well, sort of. Currently, I’m on a trial period with a temporary permit but I am hoping to change that in the near future. *crosses fingers* 🙂

To start with, I’d like to share with you guys the things my Swedish fiancĂ© and I had to go through in order for me to get a Swedish residence permit card or UT card.

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Jazziegurl

Loves pets, travelling and food.
Now living in Sweden but originally from the Philippines.