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Marriage in Poland: will I get work permit and residency permit?


BLS 65 | 188  
6 Jun 2008 /  #1
I am an American citizen who has met and fallen in love with a Polish woman. I am planning to move to Poland to be with her and hope to find work as an English teacher - however, I understand that it might be difficult to gain a work permit.

She and I have discussed marriage, but we both would prefer to wait - however, if I am unable to gain a work permit, we may consider getting married earlier than anticipated to keep me in the country.

My question: will marriage to a Polish citizen automatically give me the right to a work permit or at least a residency permit? If not, will it make it easier? I know it takes three years to gain citizenship, but my immediate concern is being able to work immediately. Thank you for any input you can provide...
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
6 Jun 2008 /  #2
If you are an international star striker then you may get citizenship almost overnight But an ordianry bloke marrying a Polish national does speed things up a bit. Usually 5 years residence in Poland is requried to qualify but marraige to a Pole may cut that down to only 3 years. It's not really automatic, because each case is dealt with (or so they say) individually.
Harry  
6 Jun 2008 /  #3
You don't need a work permit. You need to set up a one-person company.
Guest  
24 Oct 2008 /  #4
I,ve completed BA (hons) & MA and also am doing an0ther MA Krakow, Poland. But I want to start a garments business. Because in my home we have garments factory. I want to export our products in Poland. Here have a golden opportunity. Still now I am single. Also I want to marry a nice Polish girl even contact Marriage. So please inform me the process. If some polish girls are interested to marry me please write at: aminur1822@yahoo

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