I just want to let you know if you are a foreigner applying for the new residency permit or renew one,
you will have to go to your nearest Judicial Court ; " Criminal Record for your Wife or husband,etc"
and only THAN you will be able to apply in the police station. for the permit!!! This is not mentioned on the online application form.
The waiting list is a mile long so you will have to wait for 7 to 8 months, in the mean time keep your application record on hand just in case you have to prove you are not "illegal".
Can not leave the country or return or, maybe you will be fined either on leaving or on the return---could not get an answer for this from the authorities so far.
Husband got his working permit and residency within a week, for two years Even though I am his wife living here in the last four years I will have to wait until January for the court appointment and the 8 February to go to the police station for my residency but mine will be only for one year and I will have to do it every year from now on.
These are the new rules and regulations so if we want to live here we will have to follow it to the letter !!