The Diversify Foundation, a politically neutral, Swedish non profit organization (org # 802480 - 7268) in partnership with the Work Permit Holders Association is conducting this study to listen to those workers who have been denied a work permit extension due to factors beyond their control (i.e 'kompetensutvisning' and others). 

The Diversify Foundation is completely independent organization from the Swedish government. We may contact you via e-mail for more information about your case, as well as update you on our activities. 

All personal data is kept strictly confidential, according to Swedish privacy laws and EU GDPR. Please review our privacy policy.  
This survey contains several 'open text' questions. Using new technology from Parlametrics - the more you write, the more information we can gather to represent everyone's, story.  
Only fully completed surveys will be used, please complete to the very end. It takes on average 8 minutes.
Questions with a  * are mandatory. Svara gärna på Svenska. 

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* 1. Confidentiality of personal information

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* 2. None of your personal information will be shared with anyone. Our report will show no names. However we need your e-mail for validity of responses.

Our objective is to understand as much as possible about everyone affected at all stages of Kompetensutvisning.

In the future, in order to help you and others with this issue we may need to verify your information. To do this, we need your name and e-mail. It remains secure with the Diversify Foundation (org # 802480 - 7268) and protected according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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* 4. Which best describes your current situation

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* 5. What is your gender?

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* 6. Are you still in Sweden?

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* 7. How long have you been/were you in Sweden?

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* 9. How old are you?

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* 10. Do you have children in Sweden?

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* 11. What is your job title?  

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* 13. Do you work for, or are running a startup?

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* 14. What is your total salary before tax every month?

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* 16. Have you studied at a Swedish University (not high-school, SFI, or other)

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* 18. Have you studied Swedish language? SFI, or a similar Swedish language program?

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* 19. What are your Swedish language abilities?

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* 20. To what extent do you trust people in general?

0 - I don't trust people in general 10 - I trust people in general
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* 22. Why did you originally come to Sweden?

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* 23. What is/was/ the reason Migrationsverket denied your work permit extension? Please describe briefly.

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* 24. Have you used a lawyer for your case?

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* 25. If you had a lawyer did it help?

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* 26. How many months have you been waiting for a decision overall?

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* 27. Were you a member of a labor union in Sweden when you dealt with this process?

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* 28. If you were/are in a union, which were you a member of?

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* 29. Did you contact the union for help with your visa issue?

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* 30. If so, what did the union do, and did it help?

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* 31. Have you applied for an extension before, and received it?

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* 32. If you applied before with no problem, why do you think this time has been different?

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* 33. Do you know about the Swedish Migration Court of Appeals decisions regarding work permit extensions made on December 2017, and again in April 2018?

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* 34. Do you think the Swedish Migration Court of Appeals decisions made on December 2017, and again in April 2018 will help you case?

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* 35. Has the risk of being deported from Sweden affected your health, or the health of family members connected to your visa?

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* 36. If this process has affected your or your family's health - please describe how?

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* 37. Do you have any other comments on how the visa process has affected you?

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* 38. Would you recommend another foreigner (non-Swede) to come to Sweden to work?

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* 39. Please describe why or why not you would recommend someone to move to Sweden

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* 40. If you could speak directly to Swedish authorities what would you tell them?

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* 41. Is there anything else you would like to say? 

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* 42. We have learned that many of us 'kompetensutvisade' have employers that really help us during this fight - is your current employer someone who helps you with this? Do you want to nominate them for an Award?

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* 43. Feedback on the survey?

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