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Will residency be lost after marriage breakdown? (Canadian married to Polish)

ungar 1 | 10  
4 Jun 2008 /  #1
Can anyone tell...If a Canadian married to a Polish woman,but the marriage,unfortunately may not last,and is living in Poland.If the marriage breaks down after 1,1.5 years.Will he lose his residency?He likes Poland and would like to stay(and become permanent resident and citizen).How will Polish authorities treat him?Anybody has Had this kind of experience?
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
5 Jun 2008 /  #2
Actually I have a Canadian friend who is in the same position. He was married for five years to a Polish woman and she is now going for a divorce. Actually he has no idea what to do with the red tape (meldunek, work permit, karta pobytu) and gets conflicting information everywhere.

DÅ‚uga 5 telling other things than his Gmina. Gmina tell other things than the lawyer..
And so on...
His employer already started to procedure to get him a work permit.
OP ungar 1 | 10  
9 Jul 2008 /  #3
Thread attached on merging:
residency and marriage

Still no clear answer.What happens,if a marriage to a Polish citizen breaks down before you are in Poland for two years,living on a temp residency card? Do you get kicked out (back to Canada)?Or do polish authorities let you stay til you get permanent residency and eventually citizenship?
masks98 27 | 289  
14 Jul 2008 /  #4
I know a fellow english teacher whose marriage went sour within a year, he's been having a hard time justifying that, and I think his marriage was eventually considered a fraudand he was denied further long-term visas. he's still here though.
OP ungar 1 | 10  
14 Aug 2008 /  #5
Hi Mask98
Thank you for the info on residency and marriage.If you know ,what finally happened to this guy,or someonelse in a similar situation,please let me know.

I appreciate your help and time.


Any more news on residency after divorce?
dxx 12 | 108  
30 Sep 2008 /  #6
Any more news on residency after divorce?

Just go back to your country and stop using marriage as an excuse.
If your marriage went bad, too bad, but stop wining about it, go back to where you came from and rebuild your life you had, if you don't want to, put some effort in the relationship, Polish girls have feelings too and are not the worst at all!
OP ungar 1 | 10  
1 Oct 2008 /  #7
dxx. Before you give smart-ass advice,learn to spell.It is "whining", not wining.
1 Oct 2008 /  #8
i think you should contact your lawyer... i don't think we know much about that...

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