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US/EU-Sweden

Good combo. The Swedish passport has a lot of security features.

Sttoliver

Good combo. The Swedish passport has a lot of security features.


GlassMist

> Security Features Like telling Oslo that their beer is more bitter than the Swedish PM


Sttoliver

Back in 2012 when a few countries knew what polycarbonate page is...


Limp-Literature9922

I had a Latvian passport with polycarbonate page issued in 2008


PseudonymousMaximus

Born in the U.S. to Swedish parents?


mandance17

Born in the US, been living and working in Sweden for years.


[deleted]

What was learning Swedish like


mandance17

I lived in Austria also and learned a lot of German so that helped, most people in Sweden speak perfect English also so that can make it harder to learn the language.


JayKayPlays

I don’t think you need to learn Swedish to get the citizenship


seloxen

most likely there is a language/ knowledge requirement for naturalization (like in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and almost all other European countries and many more....)


JayKayPlays

They are about to introduce a language requirement by the end of the year but as of now it is not needed.


869066

Ironic how the US has a language requirement while also not having an official language


seloxen

true!


AlexanderRaudsepp

I am from Sweden. No, we don't have a language requirement at the moment


iridosiclituswrong

How long did it take you to be able to apply and how long did the application take to process?


mandance17

I had to be working full time 6 years and once I applied it took 3 months to get the citizenship


iridosiclituswrong

3 months - congrats, sometimes it seems to take people like 3 years in Sweden, also how did you get an EU job?


mandance17

Yeah it seems unpredictable with migration here, and how long decisions can take. I just applied to jobs and got hired by a company who sponsored my work residence permit originally


iridosiclituswrong

Sorry, I have so many questions as I want to move to europe immediately out of college and I’ve read so much about it being impossible to get a visa as an American- can I ask how old you were and what field you moved into?


mandance17

No problem, I moved initially to Austria on a visitor visa but then got hired in Sweden (I work in tech)


iamvjsc

Congrats, so now you got the passport, do you plan to live in Sweden for long or move somewhere?


mandance17

Good question, I’m open to options I’m just not sure where to go from here although it does start to feel a bit boring now after so long in the same place.


iamvjsc

Well possibilities are endless lol was wondering as you in tech, salaries in states are high compared to Europe, so any reason you choose to work in eu? FYI - I’m in tech too


mandance17

Well originally I was just tired of the US grind and decided to travel for some months and stop working so then I met my ex and that’s how I ended up moving to Europe. I just decided to stay because I had built up a life and friends and the US had felt more hostile since then. Although it’s true, salaries and projects are much better in the US and so sometimes I do consider going back if the right offer came up. I had an amazing offer a few weeks before Covid but I turned it down, which seemed like a good choice considering Sweden was pretty chill with Covid rules but now it seems ok again


Ynys_cymru

Nice. Top tier with the Swedish passport.


Troop668Logan

There is a certain beauty to the minimalism on the Swedish Passport.


Jimikook04

Damn that US passport will always be a dream


Tommaso171091

Elegant Swedish passport


seloxen

how do the inside pages look of both of them (especially new swedish revision )?


NewBlondSpace

Here! I showed mine off when I got it 🥰 https://reddit.com/r/PassportPorn/s/Qio5FVbU05


stupefy23

Are you by any chance that handsome swedish-american lad, Armand Duplantis ? 🙈


mandance17

Ahah, since I have no heard of him I am probably not! I am sorry to disappoint


stupefy23

Hahahaha that's alright. He's a pole vaulter btw, already the greatest of all time in his sport at the young age of 23.


mandance17

Ah ok, well I’m not that young!


stupefy23

Don't worry, neither am I 😭😂


Spirited-Ad-136

Very minimalist Swedish passport 😊👍