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OBTAINING POLISH CITIZENSHIP (living in the USA). Petition documents?


ilonanowaklope  
9 May 2007 /  #1
we live in USA my husband in ecuadorian. how can he obtain the right to live and work in EUROPE ? IS THE MARRIAGE LICENSE ENOUGH ?
Angry Duck - | 28  
9 May 2007 /  #2
As far as I know he can get (or apply for) Polish citizenship some 5 or even 7 yrs after marriage, but am not sure. Ask in Polish embassy, they should know.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 May 2007 /  #3
It takes years to get citizenship, but people married with Poles may of course live and work in Poland and also I think in other EU countries - these where Poles are allowed to eork.
jestesjedyny 5 | 125  
29 Jan 2008 /  #4
Thread attached on merging:
Citizenship

Since everybody is talking about leaving to Poland, getting the Residency...etcetera!!!! Can I obtain a Polish Citizenship if I marry a gorgeous Polish Citizen? That way I could have my 3rd Citizenship :D heheeh !! ;P I'm curious ;) buzii!!! buziiaczkiiii!!!!!
jkn005 1 | 127  
29 Jan 2008 /  #5
Are you American? Don't think you can due to American laws. The only way you can get duel as an American is if you were born in another country and that country allows it.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
29 Jan 2008 /  #6
The only way you can get duel as an American is if you were born in another country and that country allows it.

Not true.

My daughter was born in the US. Both parents are Polish. She has been living in Canada for the last 15 years. She has a triple citizenship. While Americans probably do not realize she holds Polish citizenship, they do know she has a Canadian passport as that's what she sometimes uses when going to the US. She was advised by the US border control to claim US citizenship even if entering the US with a Canadian passport.
jkn005 1 | 127  
29 Jan 2008 /  #7
Interesting. Always thought is what due to place of birth. Read up a little more on this and it seems the Department of State doesn't actually enforce this on anyone and actually looks the other way. They use to enforce this policy, but have stopped recently. Part of the other countries requiring you to renounce your U.S. citizenship is true, however the U.S. will allow you to become a citizen of another country regardless. Wouldn't mind having a EU passport in the future. This might be pretty nice to have. That is of course if I plan to stay here and be married.
polishgirltx  
29 Jan 2008 /  #8
my 3rd Citizenship :D

is it a competition for you or you are undecided? :P
plk123 8 | 4,150  
29 Jan 2008 /  #9
yup. hehe

polish consulate chicago .org/read all about it
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
30 Jan 2008 /  #10
however the U.S. will allow you to become a citizen of another country regardless.

To my knowledge the US may take away the American citizenship only from naturalized citizens who subsequently acquired a citizenship of another country, unless the person who aquired the non-American citizenship was not in a position to make a legaly binding decision in the matter (for instance children under certain age)
jestesjedyny 5 | 125  
30 Jan 2008 /  #11
is it a competition for you or you are undecided? :P

Since I'm so into Polish boys, who knows my future ;) I'm studying Accountancy in college; if I marry my Polish Prince Charming, I don't know if I will have a good living in Poland. I'm bilingual, but I don't speak Polish! ;( Hopefully I will be trilingual someday.
polishseeker 1 | 5  
20 Aug 2008 /  #12
Do not use Ilan Charsky (a law firm) to get Polish citizenship. They are slow, expensive, and do not answer their phone/email!
Kasiata - | 1  
30 Oct 2008 /  #13
New law states:
to get Polish citizenship you need to:
- marry a Polish person
- apply for residence permit
- live in Poland for 2 years
- apply for permanent residence permit
- you got it after 6 months.

and yes, you can have multiple citizenships, but
remember to show Polish passport while in Poland
and American passport while in America.

Kasia - wife of an American
gtd 3 | 639  
30 Oct 2008 /  #14
Funny everything I ever saw here said you had to be married and living in Poland FIVE years before you could petition for citizenship exams. Are you saying that is not true from your experience?
beatisfelis  
10 Nov 2008 /  #15
everything I ever saw here said you had to be married and living in Poland FIVE years before you could petition for citizenship

Actually, nobody here suggested otherwise.

Two years before applying for residency is new to me however.

From what I read (Polish legislative docs.) one who is married to a citizen can reside in Poland from the day they step in Poland, and after 5 years can apply for citizenship.

This is what I repeatedly saw in different sources.
BeatusFelis 1 | 11  
10 Nov 2008 /  #16
everything I ever saw here said you had to be married and living in Poland FIVE years before you could petition for citizenship

Actually, nobody here suggested otherwise.

Two years before applying for residency is new to me however.

From what I read (Polish legislative docs.) one who is married to a citizen can reside in Poland from the day they step in Poland, and after 5 years can apply for citizenship.

This is what I repeatedly saw in different sources.
gtd 3 | 639  
10 Nov 2008 /  #17
She is saying after 2 years and six months you can get Polish citizenship. At least the way it is written the "you got it in two months" is pointing to getting the citizenship after living in Poland 2 years...getting a permit...and then six months later you can get citizenship. Maybe she meant you get the residency permit in two months but that doesn't follow the way she listed it.

The stuff I saw said you need to apply within 6 months of your 5 year marriage mark and also that you needed to live here for 2 years. Granted that was a couple years ago and we all know how the laws here change spontaneously.
BeatusFelis 1 | 11  
10 Nov 2008 /  #18
She is saying after 2 years and six months you can get Polish citizenship

No, she is not.

and then six months later you can get citizenship

Not citizenship, but residence.

"you got it in two months" is pointing to getting the citizenship

...uh, what?

Maybe she meant you get the residency permit in two months

Where do you see anything about 2 (two) months?
gtd 3 | 639  
10 Nov 2008 /  #19
Ah yeah I meant where she said "you got it in six months"

In the context it is saying you get citizenship in 6 months after doing the above steps.

It doesnt take 6 months (in most cases) to get residency anyway.
BeatusFelis 1 | 11  
13 Nov 2008 /  #20
Does anyone know how much time it takes to get residency from the time of applying? How log does the process only last?
zion 16 | 168  
13 Nov 2008 /  #21
One must be married with a Pole and live in Poland for 3 years !!! not 2

and one must have the temporary residence permit first valid for 1 year then after that you apply for another one which is valid for 2 year after that you apply for a permanent one valid for life and then once you have that you can apply for a passport (citizenship) I know one must apply on the must 2 months after getting the permanent card how long take to the (citizenship) I dont know maybe few months
jdan11 - | 1  
4 Dec 2008 /  #22
I have a question. I would like to know if anyone can point me to the right place. I married a girl who was living here in the US illegally. I fell in love with her, married her and had 2 kids. After her papers were fixed, she was able to fix papers for her whole family who already were all living here illegally. Once all was taken care of, things changed. I caught her cheating on me with her boss. I was thinking of my kids so I took her back. Few months ago, she just decided to take off and live with her aunt just a few miles away from me, leaving both kids which I don't mind because I want to keep them. From what I heard is seeing her high school sweetheart from the Philippines. I feel like I was used to just get her citizenship and now that they are all set to live here permanently and legally, she decides to kick me to the curb and at the same time, I feel threatened that she will take properties I had before I met her. What I need to know is, (this is only a plan b) If she just used me to permanently live here, is there a way to take it back.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
5 Dec 2008 /  #23
If she just used me to permanently live here, is there a way to take it back.

If she has her permanent resident status and 10yr green card, then she is set, and no "taking it back" based on the claims you stated.

She didnt have to stay with you this long, as soon as she had her green card, she herself could "sponsor" her family, without you, so if this is your main reason for this fraud thought, its without basis.

Perhaps this relationship, is like others regardless of immigration status, someone cheated, someone fell out of love and decided to split. Its sad to hear she would just leave her kids like that.

Here's a forum for immigration, they might be able to help. visajourney.com
CCC  
20 Mar 2009 /  #24
My wife and I are looking to possibly move to Poland in the next 5 or 10 yrs (I'm an American citizen) and I'd be wanting to get residency then later citizenship. Unfortunately for me I was an idiot in college and ended up with a felony battery conviction and two misdemeanor DUI's within 2 years (last conviction was 5 yrs ago)... haven't taken a drink in 5 years and never plan to again (I say that as an alcoholic in recovery)... I've since obtained my master's degree and have been working for state government for several years... anyone know how stringent the Polish gov't is on criminal history vis-a-vis residency? I've read the law pretty extensively and it pretty much says you're ok unless "this spouse constitutes a threat to the state defence and security or public security and policy."
Kojak333 3 | 12  
22 Mar 2009 /  #25
I was born in Poland, but was adopted (by American citizens) from an orphanage in Poland, when I was almost 2 years old.

Does this mean I am still a Polish citizen ? Would I have dual citizenship ?

Who would I need to contact in Poland, to clarify my status ?

I have old copies of my Polish birth certificate and some court documents, related to my adoption.
Guest  
25 Mar 2009 /  #26
You are still a Polish citizen, you only have to confirm this. Polish lawyer

Related:

Polish petition documents

is there anywhere on the web to find petition documents? or immigration papers? I was told it is the document that is filled out before applying for citizenship.

I don't know where you live, but you can contact the Polish consulate in Chicago - they should be able to provide you detailed information (and possibly mail you the forms to fill out for Polish citizenship). Here's the Polish consulate contact link: polishconsulatechicago.org/index.asp?page=kontakt
KevinCan - | 2  
26 Mar 2009 /  #27
@Kojak333

If you are born after 1962 you should have no problem confirming your Polish citizenship.

There is a huge thread with information of how to confirm citizenship here expat in poland.
ireevibes97 1 | 4  
7 Apr 2009 /  #28
Hello. I am an American citizen, and I am marrying a Polish citizen in the end of May. I just came to Poland, and I am living with her in Warsaw until after the wedding. I know normally I have 90 days in the country with my American Passport. After we are married, can I stay? Can I go elsewhere with her in the EU? Most importantly, can I work in Poland or the rest of the EU? We were planning on going back to the US and starting our life together, but my lawyer there told me because of the application process for US immigrants visa, she may not be able to come to the US until 2010. We've had to be separate every year for at least 5 months for the last four years, and we vowed never to have to do that again after our marriage. Can someone point me in the right direction for info, not just speculations? Preferably to a website in English, although in Polish would be ok too. Thanks.

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