Half of the period of residence under a temporary residence permit (B permit) will be taken into account in calculating the period of residence without interruption. A person living in Finland on a continuous residence permit must have lived here for at least one year to be eligible.
which used to be
Your period of residence will include the period for which you have actually resided in Finland with a residence permit granted under any grounds (merely being registered in Finland is not included). Thus the period for which have you resided in Finland under a temporary residence permit will also be included in your period of residence.
I have applied in July 2011 on the ground that I have lived in Finland on B status for 6 years and now I have a A status for about 6months and my decision is still pending.
According to the new rule for calculating period of residence I fall short of the required years (6/2 years + 8 months = 3 1/2 years) by few months and I haven't yet stayed for a whole year on A permit so I am confused what would happen to my citizenship application... This law is really funny in a sense that old pending application is also affected...
Anybody experiencing the same problem?