Sweden is a beautiful country to live. The blissful surroundings gifted by nature, the friendly approach of the natives and the ambiance of the place makes the towns and cities in the country a wonderful place to settle.
The only issue is due to ignorance or overconfidence, people commit some mistakes while moving to Sweden. These mistakes result in enduring a lot of hardships and face uncomfortable situations by the person just moved to live in a Swedish town.
A few of the common errors made by newcomers:
- Thinking that living in Swedish towns won’t be an expensive affair – This is totally wrong as some cities having multiple tourist spots are expensive to live in. Try to find some low budget towns in Sweden, if your financial situation isn’t strong to bear the high expenses.
- Not learning or understand the Swedish language – Even though local people understand international language English easily, to get well-paid jobs won’t be easy to do. You may get rejected in the interviews because while interacting with natives of the country speaking the local language is essential.
- Not making your stay official – Foreigners ready to settle in Sweden need to register their name and fill personal details in the populous registry. Moreover, if you are from another country, you need to contact foreign embassy office.
- Being friendly only with expats – This gesture won’t help to settle down courteously. If you shy away mingling well with locals, the term of a foreigner will be stuck to you. Thus, you will be always treated like a foreigner even after many years of settling in Swedish towns. You can be friendly with locals by speaking few greeting words in their language in the beginning. Slowly your interaction with them will be good as Swiss people are quite well known to welcome other country people.
- Move along with the tide – Most of the foreigners trying to settle down for work or studies continue to behave as they do in their own country. While you are moving to a new country, try to observe the ways the locals behave in colleges, work places and in public sites. Otherwise, you may be behaving oddly making other people laugh at your manners and they may even consider you not a person to be friendly with.
- Not carrying your ID along with you may lead to trouble – In many public service places like banks, post offices, and hospitals, you need to show your ID card to get easily served by the officials.
- Approaching the place while it is getting closed – Swedish people are stickler to time. If you arrive at the public service places like the banks or shops near closing time isn’t favorably approved by the natives. Hence, it is best to go early as possible. It will be beneficial to follow the rules of services offered in common places like in communal laundry room.
To know more about what to avoid while planning to settle in Sweden gain more information about the place and the facts associated with it. You can try useful informative sites like hebystad.se/flyttfirma-vasteras.