New members of the Sweden forum, introduce yourselves here - 2018

Hi all,

Newbie on the Sweden forum? Don’t know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country, or to tell us more on your expat projects in Sweden if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Hey I’m planning to go there but worries about visa and work permit.

Hi Abdulrehman, welcome on the forum.

Please carry on by creating a new topic to post your queries here : … mp;lang=en

Make sure that your post is clear and provide as much details possible on your search so that members can guide you.

All the best,

Hi, everyone! I am considering to move to some Scandinavian country or to some Scandinavian community in USA. I studied Software Engineering and basic Digital Systems. I train people to take the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS; and, similar tests.

I would like to know more about housing, job opportunities for English speakers or anything else you might consider helpful.

Hi all!

I moved to Gothenburg with my husband in August of last year. We are enjoying the city very much. We lived in different countries before... so we are exciting to see and meet a whole new country.

I am now looking for a job after being 15 years employed in the Americas continent. I hope to be finding one in the environmental sustainability arena or companies that are very mindful and want to make an impact in that world matter. (If anyone has any tips or networking contacts, they'd be highly appreciated...  :top: )

I am excited to have joined this group and wish you all a great day!

Hi all,

I moved to Malmö for the job since the 1rst February. It's a good challenge for me to discover a new culture, new language.... but the first weeks are very positive and I'm enjoying by my  life.
I try to meet people to exchange about other experience.. so feel free to contact me!😉

Hello all,

Newbie to this forum here. I am moving to Gothenburg with my wife in second half of May. We are excited!
So far I have obtained a full time job, an immigration firm (working with my employer) has got in touch asking my details to apply for my work permit, almost signed contract for a flat.
Outstanding things - personnumer for me and my wife, bank account... err... anything else?

I am excited to join this community!  If you want to know anything else, just ask  :)

Thank you,

Hi all,

I moved to Gothenburg, Sweden, at the tail end of 2017 with my Swedish fiance. Am currently in the process of looking for a job etc. Would be keen to have a coffee with anyone in a similar situation as it has been a little tougher than expected!


Hi All,
I'm french, just arrived in Malmö for work and I should stay 6 months (maybe more). I hope to meet some people and new friends here. Beside I'm looking for an accomodation as I will have to leave the one I found at the end of may. So if someone knows about a small appartment, furnished, to rent from end of may till end of september please contact me (can be outside Malmö as I have a car). Thanks!

Hello there!

Im just new in this site. I joined here to get more information on how to visit Sweden or even moving to Sweden for good. I like to know more about the culture and the people. And I think this site is a big help for newbies like me :)

By the way, Does anyone knows a site for filing a job application in Sweden?
If so please message me. Thank you.God bless us all here :)

Hello Julien

My name is Mickael Semere I live in Stockholm I and my family want to visit Sudan, (   my wife, and my two children, ) and we need rent a flat from Jun 25 -  05 August


My name is Dimitris and I moved to Malmö 3 months ago with my wife (who is Swedish) and my little baby. I originally come from Greece but have lived for the past 11 years in London. I currently work as a management consultant in Copenhagen. I'm excited to join this community and I'm really keen to continue learning the language (I took some classes in London) so any recommendations are welcome!

I am a Gambian I got admitted in a University (SLU) in Sweden and ı need a sponsor.I really need help to further my education.

Hej ! I'm Nesya from Jakarta, Indonesia. I'm here seeking for administrative work, any of U having an information about this kind of job in Stockholm ?. I got economic degree & work experiences in an IT Company and Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia. I have a boyfriend in Stockholm, Sweden. I hope I can work & move to Stockholm ASAP. Please contact me through email : ***

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Hej ! I am Rafy 23 year old from Malaysia. I hope can help me on how to move to Gothenburg.

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Hey everyone! I’m Chris and am from Australia! I will be moving to Sweden in September. Please contact me if you’d like to look for a place together to live - ill be moving to Malmö :) we can help each other out!

I'm Manisha - a 27 year old from Canada. I recently moved to Sweden to work at a Wildlife Research Station. I'm not based in any large city - the biggest nearby would be Örebro.
So far I like it a lot - it's a beautiful country :) The hardest part is getting over all of the bureaucratic hurdles but they are also slowly working out. I'm excited to see more of the country and learn the language.
I'd really like to join clubs and activities to make friends and develop my hobbies. I enjoy cooking, crocheting, dancing, hiking and sports. I also don't mind trying something completely new! If anyone knows of how to get involved in these sorts of activities, I would really appreciate the advice.

I am currently in high school and moving to Sweden from the US. I was wondering how my schooling would translate to the Swedish school system. Specifically math. I just finished freshman year here and understand that I'll be going to gymnasium but I don't understand where I would stand in school. Currently I'm at the top of my class and two years ahead in math (Algebra 2). Would I be ahead or behind on math over there?

Hej Hej,

I’m from South Africa, planning to move to Östersund Sweden to be with my partner.

I currently have a really good job in South Africa, and understand that I might not be able to work in the same field in Sweden, so I am looking to broaden my horizons and learning about the Swedish culture and language, as a first point of call. Thereafter,. I’d like to transition into the working environment, perhaps in a different field to my current expertise.

Is Sweden an entrepreneur friendly country? What are some of the key considerations before embarking on an entrepreneurial journey?

I’d love to make friends and hear about your transition into the Swedish society.


Hi to you all,Am najjuma mariam from Uganda am planning to live in Sweden but my worry is where to start from I have no relative in Sweden or any one ,visa and so on .I will be very grateful if I get some help from members thanks.

Hi, I am currently living in Almhult and am looking for work, we will be moving to Malmo in September. I am working towards a Masters in Finance but happy to broaden my skillset in a new industry. Does anyone have any ideas where best to job search?

So nice that things are gooing good for you. My boyfriend is from a country outside europé and we are looking for jobs for him, but its hard finding a job where they have to help with the workingvisas. How did you do? Do you have any advice?

He does not speak Swedish...

hi, im a simple guy from cebu, im engaged with a swedish girl.i submitted my application on permanent visa last march 2017, and i got a sked for interview last march 2018 , and now im waiting for my decesion, its been almost 16 months since they received my apllication , is there anyone else same situation with me ? 😍😘


I'm Alexia and I posted a topic just few minutes ago. 

Please read and tell me if you have inputs about my concern. 

Thanks and good day!

Hello everyone,

I will be moving to Sweden in the next couple of months from Turin (Italy), a company relocation for work on a permanent basis. My place of work will be Överum but from Google maps, I've seen that the closest city/twon to live looks like is Västervik.  Can anyone of you please suggest me how is the city Västervik to live in?  Maybe there are other better beautiful town/cities nearby which I don't know. Obviously, I don't know and would like to know from the local Swedes living in the nearby areas living or any other expats who are living closeby

I've read that majority of Swedes speak English but is it the case also with this city/town? how is the city in general, public transportation to Överum ecc or to travel nearby using bus or trains? is the city buzzing or really dull?

Also, if anyone know any other cities nearby within a radius of 80 kms from Överum to live and is really good in terms of all amenities, supermarkets, restauarants, events ecc for the youth (cause I'm young as well  :) ), please let me know. will be really helpful.

I'm from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 21, currently working here as a waiter in a local restaurant ( 5y exp.).
Really want to move to Sweden, but don't really know the process since everybody here is telling me different things referring to papers/visa etc..
If anybody has a similar situation, or has moved from the Balcans to Scandinavia feel free to contact me.
Kindest regards.

Hi Tile96 and welcome to the forum,

I advise you to create a new topic on  the sweden forum and include as much details as possible.Members can give you advices about the steps to be taken.
Good luck

Anas, team :)

Hi Dear Folks,

Nice to see get together and indulge into one plat forum. Having experience of 8 - 9 year as Business & Data Analyst - P-BI specialist and flying next week to KArlstad, Sweden along with Wife and a Boy.

I might required support from you guys to find work for me as IR - Analyst.

Thanks for great opportunity.
Rgds, Hammad

Hello to all members,
I'm new here as I joined the site just today.. I hope to know about some interested stories of people around the world and learn more as it's lifelong process..
I wish everyone a good luck and better chances ..

Kind regards

Hello,  am from Uganda,  east africa
I would like to find any suitable job Jan Sweden too,

Je suis ravi d'avoir rejoint ce groupe :)

Merci de votre aide afin que je puise trouver un emploi en suède.

Très bonne journée.

HI, I'm planning to move to Sweden to work as an architect, currently working here in Riyadh Saudi Arabia for almost 18 years of extensive work experience in this field. Does architect profession is one of the promising career in Sweden? Need your advice for this one. Thanks in advance.

I am considering moving to Sweden in the foreseeable future but before doing so I need to find a job there. I am an Area Sales Manager and Sales Supervisor in a cosmetics company. I am also a trainer in my field. I look forward on finding helpful insights about job offers.
Best regards

Hi all,

I'm Katrin, from Bulgaria.

I moved to Sweden 8 months ago to be with my boyfriend who is having his PhD at Dalarna University.

Currently, I live in Borlänge and work for a Swedish startup in Stockholm.

I love Sweden for its people and how everyone is polite and helpful. I love the nature here and most of all how I can see raindeers in the forests. Before coming here, I was studying in Aalborg, Denmark and nature was the one thing that I was really missing there.

Everyone who is planning to come to Sweden, won't regret doing it. The country is worthy of just visiting it or staying long term. The living standard is nice as long as you have a job. It's definitely way better than in my home country Bulgaria :D The bureaucracy here is a bit complicated and slow if I compare it to the one in Denmark, but it's bureaucracy, so it's normal to give you a headache :D

Anyway, I am a friendly and positive person who likes going out for a coffee or a walk, meeting new people and learning more about different cultures.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Sweden, or just want to become friends. :)

Hello everyone, my name is Boglarka.

I am Hungarian, but was born in Transylvania, Romania. I will be visiting Sweden at the beginning of November for a week, then will be living around Trollhattan from end of January until end of April.

If you know any kind of temporary jobs that I could do by that time I would be very grateful for. I have over 6 years experience in childcare (I was living in London since 2011 until now), also I have a BA degree in Communication and PR, working as a freelancer writer now (content-, copy-, creative writer). But really anything that is available, I am happy to be a waitress, or even to work in gardening if there is a possibility.

It also would be nice to make some friends while I am there so if you are living close to Trollhattan please feel free to contact me, I love outdoor activities, hiking, walking, riding, etc.

Hope to see you soon :)

Hi every one
I'm Ben from Morocco I'm expatriate Hotel executive chef in Arab Gulf country I'm just new in this site. I joined here to get more information on how to get job in Sweden I like this country. I like to know more about the culture and the people. And I think this site is a big help for newbies like me and  by the way, does anyone knows a site for filing a job application in Sweden? If so please message me. Thank

Hello Everyone,
I would very much like to learn Arabic and I can teach Swedish in return. I can even show you around Uppsala and Stockholm. I can teach you about things to avoid and things you must know before moving to Sweden.

I am a newbie.
Kenyan born married to a Swede but living outside of Sweden for more than 10 years now.
We plan on setting ourselves up in any city/town in Sweden. However, the driver will be be based on schools.
Our oldest daughter joins IB Diploma in summer/fall 2019 while the other two are in grade school, all English speaking.
I am here to find out best options for schools, community to live in, finding a house, etc.

Hej everone,

I am a newbie, moving from the Netherlands to Lund next month. I am looking forward to meet new people. I am 26 years old, working as a product developer. I like being outdoor; hiking, climbing etc. but I also like going out and visiting social/cultural events.

Please contact me if you feel similar!


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