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Married to Polish wife, moving to poland + residency permit

akat9263 1 | 1  
2 Nov 2009 /  #1
My wife who is Polish and I who is from the Phillipines got married in the US and has been married for about 7 yrs. has decided to move to Poland and settle there, will it be difficult for me to get a residency permit or something like that to be able to stay with her, and can anyone tell me what the process of obtaining it. Any information ill be greatly appreciated.
Bredzia - | 2  
4 Nov 2009 /  #2
If you r married it shouldn't be a problem, just formalities. Probably u will have to get any visa. And just when u will come to Poland u will need to put your folder in the right office to ask for temporary resident card. They will ask probably for act of your marriage so your wife will have to go to another office to register your marriage (i'm not sure about this procedure), they will ask probably for some other documents. I don't know how about people who get married out of Poland, but couples who get married here are also invited for interview to the office, they r chackin if marriage is not becouse of getting polish documents by foreigners.

Good luck :)
Cleo14 1 | 29  
4 Nov 2009 /  #3
I got married in the US to the US citizen. When we moved to PL, after 2,5 years of marriage we filed for a temporary residency for my husband. I had to translate the original marriage certificate, birth certificates of my husband and our son and then "umiejscowić" (register) them in local USC (urząd stanu cywilnego). after 2 temporary visas (the 1st one for a year, then the 2nd one for 2 years) he finally got a permanent residency.

it takes some time to get all the paperwork done. if u are lucky you will get some help from the workers at the immigration dept in Poland. Your wife will have to sponsor you, with the first 2 visas i had to sign a lease with my husband (the apartament is in my name :@) ). also you will need a health insurance, but if your wife has one then so do you. and of course "zameldowanie", "pesel" and all that other happy horse sh**, but im not sure if u will have to get those before or after u get the visa.

Takes some time, money and might be a bit frustrating but if the marriage is legit there should be no problem.

About the interview - we didnt have to do it. but when my husband applied for a permanent residency after he had lived in PL for 3 years we had a late night visit from our local "dzielnicowy" (a police officer) who come over to verify weather my husband really lived with me ;@P. it was funny cause we were having a party that night and my husband opened the door with a beer in his hand yealling: "what the f**** do you want?", or sth of that sort cause he thought it was one of our friends :@D luckily the cop didnt understand him.
OP akat9263 1 | 1  
13 Nov 2009 /  #4
Thank you so much for your reply, it has been very helpful.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163  
13 Nov 2009 /  #5
It shouldn't be a problem - a marriage for 7 years that can be backed up with bank statements/photos/etc will of course be recognised without doubt. It'll be a frustrating experience, but no worse than the USA and in some ways might actually be easier. The hardest part will be having a good reason to stay here - Poland is not very foreigner-friendly in terms of employment, unfortunately.

My company - Lindenia - helps with this sort of thing. You can contact us via :)
woloski - | 1  
17 Nov 2009 /  #6
hello! i'm from Puerto Vallarta beach, in Mexico, and i want to move to Poland, my father's family, are from Poland, i work in a hotel a grate hotel, the best resort's on my country, anyone know what i can make to move to poland with my baby and wife? see you thanks}
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163  
17 Nov 2009 /  #7
anyone know what i can make to move to poland with my baby and wife?

By your fathers family, do you mean his parents?
Ericlipis 4 | 26  
24 Nov 2009 /  #8
Cleo You made a lot of mistakes in this response! I will have to correct you when I see you. Love you dear see you in a few days!
Cleo14 1 | 29  
24 Nov 2009 /  #9
You made a lot of mistakes in this response!

i have one mistake-free response for you: Blow me :@P

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