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Got my Polish residency


Somerled  
6 Oct 2008 /  #1
I am now a resident of Poland. Got my papers the other day. God help you all.
OP Somerled  
6 Oct 2008 /  #3
No, seriously, it's official.
osiol  
6 Oct 2008 /  #4
God help you all.

Do I need help?

What's the background to this story, if I may ask?
OP Somerled  
6 Oct 2008 /  #5
Do I need help?

No, I'm actually not that bad.

What's the background to this story, if I may ask?

What, my story? What landed me in this country?
Robert A  
6 Oct 2008 /  #6
What, my story? What landed me in this country?

Affirm :)
OP Somerled  
6 Oct 2008 /  #7
ok then...

There I was, minding my own business back in the states. Two friends of mine (a married couple, she's Polish) decided they had had enough and moved back to PL. Feeling the call back to the Motherland (Europe) I went to visit them. I fell deeply in love (with Poland and my friend's sister). I returned to the states and a crappy job, determined to return to Poland to live out the rest of my days (I'm 30) with my love. I started freelancing and quit the crappy job (not in that order) so that I could have a job where I could work from anywhere. About 4-5 months after I returned from my first trip I gathered up what I had saved since I had gotten back to the states (spent all my money on the trip), said goodbye to my folks and caught a plane to Wrocław. Thats about it.
Robert A  
6 Oct 2008 /  #8
Thanks for that and congrats on obtaining your residency. :)
Siegfried  
6 Oct 2008 /  #9
welcome!

we are looking forward to your first impressions (as foreigner living in pl)
polishgirltx  
6 Oct 2008 /  #10
good for you somerled....congrats...
osiol  
6 Oct 2008 /  #11
Thanks for giving your story and congratulations on getting your papers. Good luck to you for your future in Poland.
OP Somerled  
6 Oct 2008 /  #12
Hey thanks everyone. I will do my best to pretend I'm a Canadian.
michaelmansun  
7 Oct 2008 /  #13
On what did you base your application for residency? I mean, did you start a business? Are you engaged? Are you of Polish descent?
OP Somerled  
7 Oct 2008 /  #16
Three months. But I was prepared with provable income, a place to live, health insurance and all that. Two trips to the D.U.W. and a couple mailings back and forth and I was done. I didn't even really know what was going on most of the time, just went through the motions. Easy.
ungar  
8 Oct 2008 /  #17
You can get residency on a simple engagement?Can you elaborate please?Is it like being "common Law"?My friend has a fiancee.
OP Somerled  
8 Oct 2008 /  #18
I'm not really too sure. I just showed up for the meetings, nodded and smiled.

First went to the local police station where they asked me if I was a criminal, then got a piece of paper saying I legally lived in this apartment. Then provided all the proof D.U.W. needed, like I had money and insurance, etc. Answered a few questions to prove its not a sham marriage and next thing I know they tell me I'm good to go.

I'd tell your friend to check with his fiancee. Mine did most of the leg work.
Bartolome  
8 Oct 2008 /  #19
First went to the local police station where they asked me if I was a criminal

And what did you answered ?
OP Somerled  
8 Oct 2008 /  #20
I said no. Luckily they didn't look into my connections with the SS/Satanism syndicate.

Seriously, it was a pretty pointless meeting.

"Are you a criminal"?

"No"

"Very well, here are your papers"
Bartolome  
8 Oct 2008 /  #21
"Are you a criminal"?

"No"

"Very well, here are your papers"

Just as I thought. Here's a piece of advice - don't expect that Polish police will be there when you need them.
OP Somerled  
8 Oct 2008 /  #22
Ah, I feel at home already. Luckily I doubt I'll need them quite as much.

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