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Newly Admitted in KTH? What to do in July?

July is an exciting time! The countdown begins on your arrival to KTH. The air would be filled with eagerness and curiosity about starting a new phase of life in Sweden. Final preparations would be in full swing to gather items to pack and wait anxiously for the decision on the residence permit decision.

In this blog post, you will find information about the most important activities that are to be done in July that will help you with your preparations to arrive at KTH.

Residence Permit

The most important requirement to step into Sweden is to have a valid residence permit card granted by the Sweden migration office. You would have already applied to on the migrationsverket and waiting for a decision. It would also be time to conduct the biometrics at the Swedish embassy in your country as it takes around 4 weeks for the card to be delivered to you once the decision is made. The biometrics can be given even if you haven’t received the decision.

Be sure to check your email regularly since it is common for the migration office to ask you for more information regarding your application.

Flight Tickets

Considering the limited number of flights that are operating in current times, it is recommended to book your flights in advance and research the necessary protocols to be followed. Some airlines allow extra baggage allowance for students. Make use of this to carry the necessary items.


It is never too early to start packing and always too late to ever complete it. Packing is a daunting task and you never know what is required for you or not. In my previous blogs, I have compiled a detailed list of items that you do not have to carry which saves a lot of weight in your baggage to carry the necessary items.

Hope that this blog was useful to you. If you have any further questions, feel free to comment below. Wishing a nice summer from Stockholm!

Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.