Citizenship Applications 2016

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expatengr
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Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by expatengr » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:00 pm

Hello guys,
Please update, who has recently got citizenship and when he/she applied for it?
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Citizenship Applications 2016

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Jimmy_Jack
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by Jimmy_Jack » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:02 pm

Hi Everyone,

Is there anyone who had applied for citizenship in August 2015 and already got decision or having status "In process"? I would appreciate your quick response :)

Jimmy


expatengr
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by expatengr » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:56 pm

Jimmy_Jack wrote:Hi Everyone,

Is there anyone who had applied for citizenship in August 2015 and already got decision or having status "In process"? I would appreciate your quick response :)

Jimmy
When did you apply? August? According to previous messages, it seems they are processing August applications now.


Jimmy_Jack
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by Jimmy_Jack » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:53 am

expatengr wrote:
Jimmy_Jack wrote:Hi Everyone,

Is there anyone who had applied for citizenship in August 2015 and already got decision or having status "In process"? I would appreciate your quick response :)

Jimmy
When did you apply? August? According to previous messages, it seems they are processing August applications now.
One of friends applied in end of August 2015, but did not hear yet....

Jimmy


derick
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by derick » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:29 pm

Hi guys , I need help with citizenship application. I have lived in Finland for a total of 8/5 years, 3 years on B and 3 years on A, but the issue is, after I got my first A, I applied for the 4 years after that but it took almost 8 months before I got a decision. I was still living in Finland , during that time I was in the language school. The decision was negative and i reapplied and it took another 8 months before it got ready and I got a positive decision but they gave me 1 year , after this one year , I applied and got 4 years and a;ll this time I have been in Finland. I want to know does the negative decision affects me in a anyway? does also the waiting period for 8 months also affects me in anyway. I will be glad to get some ideas. Thanks guys.


betelgeuse
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by betelgeuse » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:11 am

derick wrote:Hi guys , I need help with citizenship application. I have lived in Finland for a total of 8/5 years, 3 years on B and 3 years on A, but the issue is, after I got my first A, I applied for the 4 years after that but it took almost 8 months before I got a decision. I was still living in Finland , during that time I was in the language school. The decision was negative and i reapplied and it took another 8 months before it got ready and I got a positive decision but they gave me 1 year , after this one year , I applied and got 4 years and a;ll this time I have been in Finland. I want to know does the negative decision affects me in a anyway? does also the waiting period for 8 months also affects me in anyway. I will be glad to get some ideas. Thanks guys.
There does not seem to be a provision that would interrupt residence period in this case so you should be eligible.

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... ntial_time
http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokset ... 030359.pdf


derick
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by derick » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:28 am

Hi thanks for the information, it has really been useful and I appreciate it. Stay blessed.


suhokim
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by suhokim » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:18 pm

Hi guys I need some help. Advices very much appreciated:
1) Residence period:
My residence period requirement for the citizenship application will be fulfilled in August. (I need 5 years and now is my fifth year. >4.5 years in total now.) I am wondering if I can start the application before August, e.g. in June? (simply as a matter of saving time in queuing because very likely my application will be lying somewhere untouched for a month or two before it is processed.)
2) Income requirement:
I was a full-time student before 2016. Officially started with student b-permit and then switched to A-permit based on established relationship with a Finn. During my study I supported my living by savings, short-term contracts and freelance contracts. I am now a freelance translator. I have a toiminimi, but I don’t make much from Finland (not paying VAT). Most of my income comes from outside EU, but I don’t bill my foreign clients. Instead I sign freelance contracts with them.
I will ask VERO about how to declare my not-so-stable foreign income (whether it is done through the T:mi or sth else), but I am more than happy to hear similar experiences.
3) During the wait:
I’d like to take up a one-year job outside EU at the beginning of next year, but I am probably still waiting for the application result at that time. Will it affect my application if I leave during the wait? My A-permit expires in summer 2018.

Paljon kiitoksia! :beer_yum:


mois_2012
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by mois_2012 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:58 pm

1. You could have even applied already when you had 4 years of equivalent A (continuous permit) i.e for the past four years without interruption, if you had already passed the language test as you have strong ties with Finland (married or living together with a Finn).

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... nce_period

So, you can apply now if you have passed the language test. I would recommend to apply as soon as possible and apply online (saves money and processing time)

2. You can show other source of income (even your family member can support you and you can show it as income source. You can read more about this in the application form (citizenship), read number 7 (different types of sources of income) in the application. Even KELA support can be shown as source of income.

http://www.migri.fi/download/43818_KAN_ ... da51b8d288

3. Question about waiting period, I think, you are not allowed to stay outside Finland for longer period during the application process, if your stay is considered to be an interruption. However, it would be better if you ask an immigration specialist for more information over telephone,

http://www.migri.fi/services/telephone

good luck


betelgeuse
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by betelgeuse » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:24 pm

suhokim wrote: 3) During the wait:
I’d like to take up a one-year job outside EU at the beginning of next year, but I am probably still waiting for the application result at that time. Will it affect my application if I leave during the wait? My A-permit expires in summer 2018.
You are expected to be a resident in Finland when the decision is made: "A requirement for citizenship is that you live in Finland and that you have done so for a sufficient length of time (period of residence). "

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... nce_period


Zwagger
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by Zwagger » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:51 pm

If you have a spouse who is earning enough income to care for both of you, it is enough to show as long as she can provide the documents for you. I did same :)


suhokim
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by suhokim » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:46 am

mois_2012 wrote:1. You could have even applied already when you had 4 years of equivalent A (continuous permit) i.e for the past four years without interruption, if you had already passed the language test as you have strong ties with Finland (married or living together with a Finn).

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... nce_period

So, you can apply now if you have passed the language test. I would recommend to apply as soon as possible and apply online (saves money and processing time)

2. You can show other source of income (even your family member can support you and you can show it as income source. You can read more about this in the application form (citizenship), read number 7 (different types of sources of income) in the application. Even KELA support can be shown as source of income.

http://www.migri.fi/download/43818_KAN_ ... da51b8d288

3. Question about waiting period, I think, you are not allowed to stay outside Finland for longer period during the application process, if your stay is considered to be an interruption. However, it would be better if you ask an immigration specialist for more information over telephone,

http://www.migri.fi/services/telephone

good luck
Thank you for the reply! :thumbsup:
I had two one-year b-permits before switching to the a-permit, so I need 5 years of residence. I guess I better wait. My experience in Finland tells me that over-following the rules always helps.
My spouse is a student and we dunno how much savings is enough in the eyes of migri, so I guess it'd better to show my unstable income... (?)
And I will definitely call!


suhokim
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by suhokim » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:49 am

betelgeuse wrote:
suhokim wrote: 3) During the wait:
I’d like to take up a one-year job outside EU at the beginning of next year, but I am probably still waiting for the application result at that time. Will it affect my application if I leave during the wait? My A-permit expires in summer 2018.
You are expected to be a resident in Finland when the decision is made: "A requirement for citizenship is that you live in Finland and that you have done so for a sufficient length of time (period of residence). "

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... nce_period
Thank you! I understand your point, but I will still ask the authorities just to make sure.


mois_2012
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by mois_2012 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:23 pm

It is usually required 5 years ["for the last five years without interruption (continuous period of residence)"] of continuous permit (combination of equivalent A and A permit) for other people without strong ties with Finland.

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... nce_period

As you had total of 2 years B permit, it will be counted as 1 year of equivalent A permit (continuous permit). Therefore, you will need another (at least) 3 years of A permit which will make 4 years of equivalent of A permit and you are then eligible to apply if you have passed the language test as you have a Finnish partner.
So, I think, you are only eligible to apply after August 2016.


Anyways, here you can find some information regarding how many months you can stay outside of Finland without problem.

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... de_finland


suhokim
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Re: Citizenship Applications 2016

Post by suhokim » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:45 pm

mois_2012 wrote:It is usually required 5 years ["for the last five years without interruption (continuous period of residence)"] of continuous permit (combination of equivalent A and A permit) for other people without strong ties with Finland.

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... nce_period

As you had total of 2 years B permit, it will be counted as 1 year of equivalent A permit (continuous permit). Therefore, you will need another (at least) 3 years of A permit which will make 4 years of equivalent of A permit and you are then eligible to apply if you have passed the language test as you have a Finnish partner.
So, I think, you are only eligible to apply after August 2016.


Anyways, here you can find some information regarding how many months you can stay outside of Finland without problem.

http://www.migri.fi/finnish_citizenship ... de_finland
Thank you. However, the migri info is about the eligibility of the citizenship application aka before applying, but my concern is whether or not I can leave Finland after I apply and before I get the result. I think I will have to call...


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