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Long term visa vs. residence permit


Carahgus 1 | 5  
15 Jun 2009 /  #1
I am planning on moving to Warsaw in a few months. I hope to get a job soon after arriving. I already have a perminent place to stay (w/ Polish boyfriend). I'm confused about the process of getting permits to stay in the country longer than my 90 days free. Should I apply while I'm in the US or can I do it in Poland? I could be staying any time between 1 year and the rest of my life :) Help me please!
Vincent 9 | 835   Moderator
15 Jun 2009 /  #2
There is a lot of information on the forums about permits. Type "residence permit" into the search box at the top of the page and check out the results.
OP Carahgus 1 | 5  
15 Jun 2009 /  #3
The other posts didn't help much. Believe me, I tried looking :)
Admin 32 | 1,530   Administrator
15 Jun 2009 /  #4
Or click on the Similar Threads link.
inkrakow  
16 Jun 2009 /  #5
To stay longer than 90 days legally you need either a job, to start a business in Poland, or be enrolled on a course that counts. The website of the Polish Consulate in NY gives a pretty good summary of what's required for permanent residence: polish consulate ny/index.php?p=41
lalo  
16 Jun 2009 /  #6
hey girl! iam in the same situation that you are. but i'am going to be marry that is a plus and make it easy to get the long term permit. well if you're planing to get marry as well lol, hope it is a good tip.
olito 6 | 53  
16 Jun 2009 /  #7
I don't want to sound pessimistic but currently it is very hard to find a job in Poland, even more if you don't speak polish.

Probably your best chances are as English teacher like most of the foreigners in Poland do, however I guess Warsaw is a little bit saturated with them.

Even if you manage to find one job within this 90-days, the procedures to get your temporary residence can take several months, meaning that at some point you will have to leave the country for some time or stay illegal.

Probably marrying it's not such a bad solution after all...

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