We’ve hardly started actioning our plans for moving to Sweden, but I’m already stressed out. There are so many things to think about and sometimes I don’t even know where to start.
The first logical step is for Jeremy to apply for his Swedish residency. We need to get that going as soon as we can because it turns out the waiting time might be longer than we first thought. I was in touch with the Swedish consulate in Wellington last year and she assured me that the waiting times are actually not as long as people say. But I have a feeling that might have changed now due to the immigration crisis over there.
We recently checked up on what documents Jeremy need to provide with the application and we realised that his passport had to be renewed before we can even start the application process! Typical. Luckily, New Zealand is really onto it and he’s already got his new passport! The turnaround time was less than a week. Now that’s impressive!
I tried to get in touch with the Swedish consulate again, but it’s almost impossible to get a hold of them it seems. They have ridiculous opening hours. 10am to 12pm, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Six hours a week? Where do I sign up to those kind of working hours, haha! I suppose they probably do a lot of work outside of those hours too though, you just can’t get a hold of them during that time.
Jeremy managed to get a hold of them though, which was great. So now we know what we need to do and we just need to get everything going.
There are so many things spinning in my head and the moment, and I’m trying my very hardest to focus on one thing at a time, but it’s just so darn difficult. If I was a more organised person I would write down all the things and sort them in order of urgency. That’s not me though, I don’t do that kind of thing when it comes to my personal life. I should start doing that…