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Pienifaenkeli
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Registered partnership?

Post by Pienifaenkeli » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:22 pm

I am an American female. My boyfriend is Finnish. We are wanting to live full time in Finland, but aren't religious so we don't necessarily want to be married. What are the options? Are registered partnerships only for same-sex couples? Do we have to be married since I am a foreigner?



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Re: Registered partnership?

Post by sotka_ » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:18 am

Pienifaenkeli wrote:I am an American female. My boyfriend is Finnish. We are wanting to live full time in Finland, but aren't religious so we don't necessarily want to be married. What are the options? Are registered partnerships only for same-sex couples? Do we have to be married since I am a foreigner?
No new registered partnerships can be.. registered anymore, not since same sex marriage was legalized.

I personally have never seen marriage as a religious thing, even though some couples do get married in church (or equivalent).
"Elämme kovia aikoja, ystävä hyvä."


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Re: Registered partnership?

Post by Beep_Boop » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:34 am

Pienifaenkeli wrote:but aren't religious so we don't necessarily want to be married.
In Finland, marriage is essentially registering your relationship. Additional religious ceremonies are optional.
Every f*cking application is unique.You can't measure the result of your application based on random anecdotes online. Stop being a moron!


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Re: Registered partnership?

Post by betelgeuse » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:48 pm

Pienifaenkeli wrote:I am an American female. My boyfriend is Finnish. We are wanting to live full time in Finland, but aren't religious so we don't necessarily want to be married. What are the options? Are registered partnerships only for same-sex couples? Do we have to be married since I am a foreigner?
You can use the cohabitation option or any of the non family categories.

http://www.migri.fi/moving_to_finland_t ... ily_member


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