I have some questions about the sufficient period of residence to apply for Finnish citizenship.
I first moved to Finland in 2014 with the resident permit type B (20.8.2014 - 20.8.2015), and then I married to a Finn in March 2015 and had the first resident permit type A family ties (10.8.2015 - 10.8.2016), after that I got the continuous resident permit type A (3.5.2016 - 10.8.2020). The questions are:
1. Is the period of residence counted base on the date on resident permit or base on the date when I registered at maistraatti? I noticed the different when I went to exchange my driving license to Finnish driving license and the officer told me that.
2. When is the earliest I can apply for citizenship? As far as I understand, I have already 3,5 years of residence:
20.8.2014 - 20.8.2015 = 0,5 year (1 year RP B = 0,5 year RP A)
20.8.2015 - 20.5.2016 = 1 year
20.8.2016 - 20.8.2017 = 1 year
20.8.2017 - 20.8.2018 = 1 year
I have read someone in this forum said that it is possible to apply 4-6 months earlier than the required period of residence, which means I can already apply for citizenship. Is that correct?
Thank you for ready and would appreciate any helpful answers.
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No one knows about this?
https://migri.fi/en/how-to-calculate-th ... -residence
i think its from the date you got your first continues residence? im not sure, im actually curious the same what is the start date they would count.
Can i also know do they exchange your driving license base on your residence permit date or the date you registered at maistraatti? because i have a driving license that i got after my finnish residence permit but before the date i registered at maistraatti so im wondering if i can exchange it to finnish driving license?