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muzyka  
7 Mar 2007 /  #1
I was born in poland (Australian Citizen) and will be applying for an EU passport soon. Can anyone please advise whether I can work in PL immediately - or do I need extra papers/approvals?
Hyper  
8 Mar 2007 /  #2
The question is: are you Polish Citizen? Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to find a job without any support. Foreigners need "green cards" for legal work in Poland. But you can work there, if you have valid EU passport, no matter which EU country it came from.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
8 Mar 2007 /  #3
EU passport

Polish passport is EU passport, there's not any special EU passport, so If you have a Polish passport - that's all.

Can anyone please advise whether I can work in PL immediately

If you have a Polish citizenship then of course yes and in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Italy and a few other countries, in 2012 in all EU members.
OP muzyka  
8 Mar 2007 /  #4
Is Polish citezenship equivalent to having a Polish (or EU) passport? I'm confused about the advice.......
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
8 Mar 2007 /  #5
Is Polish citezenship equivalent to having a Polish (or EU) passport?

I think so...
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
8 Mar 2007 /  #6
how many countries give passports to people who arent citizens of the country...?
valmoe1  
8 Mar 2007 /  #7
No. My boyfriend is a US citizen and applying for his Polish Citizenship and Passport. 2 different things. It has taken months and I imagine a comple more to complete this process. You must prove citizenship before you can get a passport. To prove citizenship you must get your residency. Be prepared to spend multiple hours in and out of various offices. If you don't speak polish take someone with you! We have heard many different ways of doing this as well. Evertime we go into start the next step we get new directions. This has not proven easy AT ALL. You need all your records as well as your parents. Marriage licenses, birth certificates and so on. Good Luck!
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
8 Mar 2007 /  #8
No. My boyfriend is a US citizen and applying for his Polish Citizenship and Passport. 2 different things. It has taken months and I imagine a comple more to complete this process.

But that's for "100% Polish born in America"...
valmoe1  
8 Mar 2007 /  #9
No, His mother is polish, father is american. He's American born but has had a polish passport. It has expired so he must re-apply from the beginning.
Giles  
8 Mar 2007 /  #10
how many countries give passports to people who arent citizens of the country...?

Enough, and some charge more than others:)
OP muzyka  
9 Mar 2007 /  #11
As far as I know, if you (or a parent) were born in a european country e.g. PL you are entitled to a passport for that country - I know someone who was born in Australia and her father is Italian (born in Aus) and she got an Italian passport very easily- no mucking around or lengthy paperwork....this is what I expect to be the case for me as I was actually BORN in poland (as were both my parents) so this should make it easy......

One more thing: I want to live in PL for maybe one year and will teach English - do I have to be a PL citizen to do this???? surely, not!!
Hyper  
9 Mar 2007 /  #12
One more thing: I want to live in PL for maybe one year and will teach English - do I have to be a PL citizen to do this???? surely, not!!

You are right. But again: if You want to work in Poland legally, and without citizenship of any EU country, You need work permit. You said that You will obtain polish passport, whitch means that You will be legal polish citizen. This way, You can work in Poland "immediately". Period.
OP muzyka  
9 Mar 2007 /  #13
thanks...I think I have a clear answer now, which is - if I have a Polish passport (EU) and would like to work in PL, I can do so legally. Now, for the taxes....what is the basic rate of income tax in PL?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
9 Mar 2007 /  #14
what is the basic rate of income tax in PL?

There are 3 rates, 19%, 30% and 40% (in a year or two only 19 and 32), but there are tax reliefs and 30% is only for income over about 10K EUR a year, 40% for over 20K EUR a year and very few people here make so much money. Generally income tax is not a problem, but there's ZUS, VAT, fuel is very overtaxed and so on...
OP muzyka  
15 Mar 2007 /  #15
gee. they are quite high rates on the amounts you've quoted......
pingwin 2 | 117  
15 Mar 2007 /  #16
That's Poland for you.
OP muzyka  
15 Mar 2007 /  #17
And in Australia, we get the first $7,000 (or so) free of tax altogether.....but, our tax rates are still considered too high by many workers and that is true in certain tax brackets....
ablettjnr  
15 Mar 2007 /  #18
but, our tax rates are still considered too high by many workers and that is true in certain tax brackets....

they aint that high...people just dont like paying taxes. i think our sliding scale is quite fair in most cases.
adnan_hanif  
23 Mar 2007 /  #19
hi my name is adnan hanif s/o muhammad hanif im muslim & im moderate person i love poland &im live in poland. plz give me a european passport. plz help me plz plz plz plz help me thanks. adnan hanif my id adnan_hanif2004 & e mail adnan_hanif2004@yahoo
Giles  
23 Mar 2007 /  #20
"plz give me a european passport."

Er...ok, hang on (shouts) BUBBA, HUEGAL.....ANYONE GOT A SPARE EU PASSPORT HANGING AROUND?

:)
parm10  
4 Dec 2007 /  #21
I need a european passport .how can i obtain one.

Is there any lawyer who can help me in getting married to italian girl and also help me filing immigration papers.
Pls respond me as soon as possible.
urgent.
Matt1  
4 Dec 2007 /  #22
I was born in poland (Australian Citizen) and will be applying for an EU passport soon. Can anyone please advise whether I can work in PL immediately - or do I need extra papers/approvals?

No after my deportation from the US you can. I got PhD there and INS blocked me
in June putting me in jail for 2 months in
concetration camp while finding onother (Polish) passport with me.
Dont thnk anyone cares after that. Im sort of EU immigration officer . am subjected
to military service for example on Eastern Border.

I was born in poland (Australian Citizen) and will be applying for an EU passport soon. Can anyone please advise whether I can work in PL immediately - or do I need extra papers/approvals?

No after my deportation from the US you can. I got PhD there and INS blocked me
in June putting me in jail for 2 months in
concetration camp while finding onother (Polish) passport with me.
Dont thnk anyone cares after that. Im sort of EU immigration officer . am subjected
to military service for example on Eastern Border.

The question is: are you Polish Citizen? Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to find a job without any support. Foreigners need "green cards" for legal work in Poland. But you can work there, if you have valid EU passport, no matter which EU country it came from.

Speaking German find a job is trivial. You can tech German privately for example
like I was teaching Math when I was studying there. Milions want to learn
German to work in Germany after 21 when Schegen expands and there is no border.
I was charching some 20 $ / hour for Math so you can double for German now
I think.
Hollow man  
9 May 2008 /  #23
I am a U.S. citizen, who wants to work in Europe. How do I apply for a EU passport or a Work permit?
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
9 May 2008 /  #24
Is Polish citezenship equivalent to having a Polish (or EU) passport? I'm confused about the advice.......

Yes it is. See below.

You must prove citizenship before you can get a passport. To prove citizenship you must get your residency.

Your bf's mother is still polish even after her passport expires. If your US passport expires, do you lose your american citizenship?? She only needs to go the embassy with the expired passport and some ID in order to get a new one.

People, it is very simple: You are Polish if your parents are Polish.

If you were born in poland or outside of poland to Polish parents, you automatically qualify for a polish passport because you ARE POLISH. The Polish government considers such people as Polish citizens. Just bring proof of your parents' Polish citizenship and basically all possible ID documentation you and your parents have (you never know they'll want - polish bureaucracy is nuts) to a polish embassy/consulate and within 6 months you will get your passport. Actually, you may even qualify for a polish passort if only one of your grandaparents is/was polish, but i'm not 100% sure about this last part. However, if your parents renounced their polish citizenship then you're out of luck.

I (born in PL) had no problems getting my Polish passport nor did my canadian born siblings.

As for work, you'll need the Polish equivalent to a SIN # (sorry i forget what it's called) which i believe comes with your "dowod osobisty"...

I was charching some 20 $ / hour for Math so you can double for German now
I think.

What?? Learning German as a second language is no longer popular in poland. My aunt is a german teacher and every year she finds it more and more difficult to find students looking for german lessons. English is number 1, followed by Russian.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
10 May 2008 /  #25
qualify for a polish passort if only one of your grandaparents is/was polish

yes, that's correct. My grandfather was Polish and they are now investigating my status regarding Polish citizenship. In fact I don't even think there is a limit on how many generations back it goes as long as you have proof/documentation and none of your ancestors lost/renounced their Polish citizenship.

It's because the Polish system is based on blood law.
angel 14 | 86  
10 May 2008 /  #26
my father was polish so do i have or can apply for polish citizenship-where do i go to apply? will my birth certificate be enough proof?
benszymanski 8 | 465  
11 May 2008 /  #27
then you automatically became Polish the moment you were born, so you already have Polish citizenship. To get a Polish ID card or passport you will have to get a "confirmation" of your Polish citizenship. What documents you need depends on a case by case basis, but typically you will need your birth certificate and proof that your father was Polish. Of course everything must be translated in to Polish. As it sounds like you aren't in Poland I recommend you contact your embassy who will have info on this. But the whole process can take a very long time....
angel 14 | 86  
11 May 2008 /  #28
i hope to be in poland very soon-dad was born in chelmno i dont have a copy of his birth certificate-do i go through the embassy here or best to go to poland?
benszymanski 8 | 465  
11 May 2008 /  #29
to be honest I don't know. I wrote to the Polish embassy in London a couple of months ago (as I am British) and so far haven't even got a reply from them. Meanwhile when I was doing my karta pobytu in Krakow they said I would have to do report somewhere in Krakow about this, but I haven't heard from them yet either....
angel 14 | 86  
11 May 2008 /  #30
hnn thanks-i will make equiries everywhere!!-are you in krakow?

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