I can send you a long answer with the law and the discussions in the parliament and the bill from the government, but you will get super bored readin (not everyone is interested in law, thats something i learnt the difficult way by boring the hell out of many people). So i will just give you the punch line forget about the five years, four years residence satisfies their requirements.AntonBy wrote: ↑Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:19 pmHey,
Does anybody have a good explanation of the 4 years vs. 5 years rule?
"You have the required language skills and strong ties with Finland"
What is meant in practice with strong ties to Finland? Should it be a property? Or will permanent work be enough?
I've been in Finland for 5 years, the first two of which were with a B permit. It ends up being 4 years overall. I am wondering if I take YKI test now and pass it, will I be able to apply for citizenship?
Also, does it make sense to apply in advance, assuming that in 11-12 months of the application being in a queue, it will be 5 years overall?
your second question
Once you passed the four years, I advice you to apply as soon as possible, because you are eligible after the four years. The waiting is super frustrating and can take a year or so. so the sooner the better. I dont think you can pass yki that easily though, unless if u studied well already.