Thank you for your prompt reply.
Can you please clarify one detail though.
Is becoming a "permanent resident" at the end of the first 5 years of legal residence something that needs to be confirmed and/or acknowledged by some official act/resolution or is it just a chronologic threshold used as reference for calculating the following 1 year period after which the resident is allowed to apply for naturalisation?
Thank you again,
It would be highly appreciated, along with your very prompt replies, if you'd tell me what is the procedure of getting my permanent resident status officially confirmed.
I don't seem to have the option to leave feedback at this stage, and the only option the webpage is giving me for opening a new question is by selecting "Not satisfied with your Expert" and although your answer is incomplete I wouldn't go as far as saying I wasn't satisfied with your service so far.
Thank you for your message Nicola.
By now I have seeked assistance somewhere else so your effort to find another professional for my query would not be justified. Please feel free to close this question but keep in mind that although I haven't rated the answer I got so far as "un-satisfactory" I don't consider my query was addressed properly.