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by Rasikko
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far
Replies: 30
Views: 7872

Re: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far

Nearing the end. December being the final. I noticed that the push for teaching the language got less and less in October. There had been a lot of changes, including the big change for the program next year, which is why the current one was cut short. Pretty much came to the conclusion that they don...
by Rasikko
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Coming to Finland....some help needed.
Replies: 21
Views: 3623

Re: Coming to Finland....some help needed.

Finns are still people.. all you need is basic human courtesy and politeness and you'll be fine. Just like anyone else around the world, you get out of line, they'll respond negatively. Finnish women are without a doubt among the most beautiful women in the world, but you can't flirt with them in th...
by Rasikko
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: Finnish Workforce
Replies: 4
Views: 3255

Re: Finnish Workforce

If you're a US native, it's far easier to find work in the US, than as a foreigner in Finland. No need to worry about learning a whole new language and going through inefficient teaching channels for it, as well not having to deal with KELA/TE.. as such things no longer exist in the US. If you have ...
by Rasikko
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: How long do you have to wait for the card? Share your experience!
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: How long do you have to wait for the card? Share your experience!

Decision for my extension took a week. Card must be made and arrives in 2-3 weeks.
by Rasikko
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Could you live together elsewhere than in Finland?
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Could you live together elsewhere than in Finland?

They only care that you intend to stay in Finland and that the marriage is genuine and not just a way to trick the system into getting an RP. Answer yes. You'll likely get interviewed anyway and the answers to their questions will give them an idea of your intentions. Take the honest road with the a...
by Rasikko
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Residence permit application on the basis of family ties when your spouse is a Finnish citizen 2017- 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 26795

Re: Residence permit application on the basis of family ties when your spouse is a Finnish citizen 2017- 2018

Hello everyone! Any updates? has anyone received a decision? application moved to processing stage? I proved my identity on 07.05.2018,its been 5 months now. I am hoping I can get a decision this year. What's your nationality? In Which embassy you applied? I applied same as your date. Offline. I am...
by Rasikko
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far
Replies: 30
Views: 7872

Re: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far

With the exception of the really obvious ones that ARE there for the money, like the "Soon to be mothers" that will leave in 2 months, I'd say my classmates genuinely want to make something of themselves in Finland.
by Rasikko
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Moms to be in capital area
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

Re: Moms to be in capital area

What's sad about this is, foreigners can have 100,000 new borns per day in Finland, and there will still be news about the population not growing because they only count Finnish nationals. :?
by Rasikko
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Moving to Finland (Seinajoki)
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Moving to Finland (Seinajoki)

It shouldn't be customary to talk openly about it anywhere, because people just can't handle the differences and just lose their cool. Like with politics. :roll:
by Rasikko
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Inheriting money!
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Inheriting money!

suomynona.yllatot wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Hi
Rasikko wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:09 pm
Yeah my wife's dad went through that. ...government acts like they want it all and will ask a lot of questions, while holding the money hostage.
Can I ask: What was the end result?
It worked out. It took like 10 months though >_>.
by Rasikko
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: RP approved in THREE WEEKS?
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

Re: RP approved in THREE WEEKS?

Work and student RP are processed by far the fastest. Other methods, especially marriage, take the longest.
by Rasikko
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: RP approved in THREE WEEKS?
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

Re: RP approved in THREE WEEKS?

9 months here, and the identity code/personal identity card took 2 months.

However I arrived to Finland, when the Police were transitioning the RP system over to the Migri, so I was on the long queue list thing.
by Rasikko
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Relearning Finnish
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

Re: Relearning Finnish

If you are seriously wanting to relearn it.. I think you may need to visit Finland as the language material is plentiful, or find a Finnish group in the states. It was very difficult for me to learn Finnish during the time I was over there for several reasons: 1. Finnish books were not sold where I ...
by Rasikko
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Inheriting money!
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Inheriting money!

Yeah my wife's dad went through that. Especially if it's a large inheritance, government acts like they want it all and will ask a lot of questions, while holding the money hostage.
by Rasikko
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far
Replies: 30
Views: 7872

Re: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far

Yeah that's basically the gist of it. On month three and we're at the ammatti part of the course, I'm feeling pretty jaded already. I get through the days knowing I have my trusty Suomen Mestari in my bag and I continue self teaching for an hour everyday before class. The mental drain comes from the...