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So I have decided that now is the time to procrastine because I have so much to do and not a lot of time to do it in. But since the deadline was impossible when they gave it to me, I've decided to say "fuck it all" and instead recount an adventure. We'll call it getting back to Sweden.

So while I was out of Sweden, it turns out that my work and residence permits for Sweden expired, which means that technically, I was not supposed to be back into the country. However, no one in Sweden told me about this and the paperwork required until after I was already at home in the US. So there was a risk that if I had flown back to Sweden and the customs person did not let me in, that I would have been put back on a plane and forced to fly back to the US. And to make matters worse, I would have had to wait 3 months until I was allowed to come back to Sweden. Obviously, I would have had a horrible time trying to do work in the Nordics when I wasn'tallowed into Sweden.

So there was two choices. The first choice, and the proper choice, was temporarily move to Denmark and live there until the application process was sorted out. The second choice, and the less proper choice, was to find an alternate route into Sweden.

So, now that I am back in Sweden, it turns out that the application for the extension that I filed was received and approved this past Friday, even though they told me it would take 2 months to approve the paperwork. All of this worry and waiting appeared to be for nothing, as all it took was a few calls from a few well-placed people to make things OK.


Oh well, and I so enjoyed being an illegal migrant here ;-)


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 4th, 2003 04:54 pm (UTC)
So how DID you get back??
Sep. 6th, 2003 06:43 am (UTC)
Ahem....let's just say that the Danes are nice and accomodating and have a nice airport for transiting purposes. ;-)
Sep. 13th, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC)
How long does it take to become naturalized? I'm sure you'll agree when I say that having an EU Passport is probably the most wonderful thing in the world... you should get one hehe.
Sep. 15th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC)
I would love to get a EU passport. It takes 5 years to get naturalised, so unless I get married, I probably won't make it.
Sep. 15th, 2003 01:58 pm (UTC)
Is your job temporary or something? The way I see it, you might as well sacrifice five measly years working for them, letting them pay to fly you around the world, and once you get your bright and shiny EU passport, you laugh in their faces and find work elsewhere throughout Sweden/Europe.
Sep. 16th, 2003 02:59 am (UTC)
Well...my job here is scheduled to last only for 3 years. I will have the option to extend it, economic conditions permitting. But an EU passport would be perfect I admit!
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