Fangfang received her residency permit yesterday. That was actually surprisingly fast process, only three and half weeks where the most of the time was spent while waiting the papers to arrive to Finland or consulate to finish the paperwork before sending the papers to Immigration Service office in Finland. After the Immigration Service office received the papers, they proceeded with the decision in one week. All of this is in my opinion just amazing and I wouldn’t have thought that government would be so efficient.

I guess all it requires is that you see how the government works to proof you to believe that your tax money is well spent. So far I am quite amazed how well Finnish Embassy and Consulates work in China and also how efficient our Immigration Service is. Good to say that I am a proud tax payer now.

Next step will be the actual move to Finland, which is going to happen in August.