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I married a Pole, we live in the UK - eligibility for Polish citizenship?


presenter76 1 | 4  
15 Jul 2008 /  #1
Hi Guys I am married to a pole and we live in the uk. We have been married for over five years now . Do I qualify for polish citizenship.

Please explain

Kind regards
plk123 8 | 4,150  
15 Jul 2008 /  #2
WE ARE NOT THE POLISH EMBASSY NOR THE CONSULATE. TALK TO THEM AS THEY HAVE THE POWER TO LET YOU APPLY FOR IT.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
15 Jul 2008 /  #3
Well said.

Any chance that your wise words could be made a sticky?
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Jul 2008 /  #4
Hi Guys I am married to a pole and we live in the uk. We have been married for over five years now . Do I qualify for polish citizenship.

Please explain

NO!
OP presenter76 1 | 4  
15 Jul 2008 /  #5
I know you are not the ...... polish embassy. its just a question I was asking no need to be uptight officer......

have a smashing afternoon and hope you dont have a query needing a quick answer or clarification.

God bless the pope

wroclaw boy,

could you explain what you mean by No
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
15 Jul 2008 /  #6
God bless the pope

eh?
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
15 Jul 2008 /  #7
God bless the pope

But he's a German ! And the Only True Pope (C) (TM) can be only a Pole !

Btw, present this link to your wife/husband, it's a case when you want to move to Poland, though. From what I understood from this: a foreigner must be married for at least 3 years to a Polish citizen and acquire a permit for settlement in Poland.
OP presenter76 1 | 4  
15 Jul 2008 /  #8
Bartolome,

thanks a million for the information and link.

Thats really good of you. From the look of things then I just need to get a permit for settlement in poland . We have been living together for over 6 years now so and I have travelled to poland mant times.

I am going to the consulate to get the settlement permit application form..

Thanks very much and God bless the late pope and the new one
WooPee 1 | 124  
15 Jul 2008 /  #9
Behave people! This forum was made for people who want to ask.

presenter76, I think you do qualify but that would be much better if you go to some office/embassy/consul and ask for details. But I think 3 years of marriage is really enough to get citizenship.

You know, now, after our both countries are EU member states you have same rights in Poland as Polish people have, no citizenship is necessary for anything anymore. ;)
OP presenter76 1 | 4  
18 Jul 2008 /  #10
Thanks very much for all those that provided advise, links and helpful advice...

Kind regards
trevorisimo 1 | 27  
20 Jul 2008 /  #11
You will only ever qualify for polish citizenship if you actually live in Poland continuously for 6 years, usually when applying you need to show proof of your job
OP presenter76 1 | 4  
21 Jul 2008 /  #12
trevorisimo

Ithanks very much for your response but your info is wrong in my instance.

This is what the polish consulate in london says about it

londynkg.polemb.net
trevorisimo 1 | 27  
14 Aug 2009 /  #13
Maybe it wasnt clear from your request, my understand was below:
BY NATURALIZATION:

Citizenship can be granted by the President of the Republic of Poland. An Alien is eligible to apply for the citizenship if he or she has resided in Poland as a lawful permanent resident for at least 5 years. The granting of the citizenship can be subjected to submission of evidence of the loss or renunciation of foreign citizenship.

Marriage to a Polish citizen does not affect citizenship of either party.

But you maybe looking at the below:

BY MARRIAGE:

An alien can acquire Polish citizenship, if she/he is married for at least 3 years to a Polish citizen and obtained a residence permit. Applicant needs to apply to the Voivodeship Office of her/his place of residence in Poland and declare intention of becoming a Polish citizen. Application should be made within 6 months from obtaining the residence permit.

So theres your answer, you need to be married 3 years and you need to apply for a residency permit, obviously you need to reside there at least 6 months out of the calander year.
zion 16 | 168  
14 Aug 2009 /  #14
Wrong wrong wrong

You can get an polish citizenship if you married with a pole for 3 years

but you must live in poland for this 3 years and you must have had the temporary residence permit for 1 year then for 2 then you applied for an permanent then after that you can apply for the citizenship

Did you all got that ?
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
21 Aug 2009 /  #15
I am going to the consulate to get the settlement permit application form..

If you are UK/EU citizen you don't need a permit to reside in Poland.

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