37yqp8098y5 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 25, 2023 1:56 pm
Well, my time has finally come folks. I knew it wasn't going to be long after I got to stage 2.
Today I got an SMS that my decision was ready and it was approved.
I am now a Finnish citizen and Suomi.fi already shows my status.
Verified identity 11.01.2022
Place in queue when I got to stage 2: 1,48x - 12/09/23
Sent requested documents: 13/09/2023
Last queue check: 1,41x - 23/09/23
Decision date: 25/09/23
Country: Not on the list
No criminal history whatsoever in any country.
Some student loans, but have been paying them off with no missed payments.
No kids. Non-Finnish spouse.
19.5 months at my calculation of waiting in stage 1 and 12 days waiting in stage 2.
I have lived in Finland over 15 years and not applied until I felt I earned it. That is, stable work history with high income, strong feeling of identity and professional proficiency in Finnish at the bare minimum. I don't have any other citizenships either. This is my second.
I want to say to everyone that I truly do wish you all the best at getting your approval.
A special thanks to those who gave me support, especially even if you don't agree with my political stances on topics. I learned a lot reading different people's stances on things and it helped me to understand those who were in the same position as me.
I won't be coming back to this forum now for any reason. Though I am appreciative of the conversations, also from those who fiercely disagreed with me. This is a humbling experience and finally I can close this chapter on my life. Going forward I do hope that the govt. continues a more conservative approach with immigration and I fully support the 8 year minimum (My time was almost double that length anyway). The idea that someone could integrate here, learn Finnish and fully understand how this country works and what it needs and have the same rights as citizens with a long and rich history or bloodline here - and in only 4 years, is completely ludicrous.
I look forward to continuing to contribute to this great nation.
P.S. Mamu, I really do hope that you get it someday when you have more patience and maturity, have paid off your fines and are living more honestly here and when you can understand that it is a privilege
not some right afforded to you. Especially not one you deserve after having stolen government handouts.