/ Permanent Residence in Polska: procedures, list of documents, etc.
To spaceman77 how did u acquire your citizenship are u Originally EU or non-EU?
My grandparents emigrated to Venezuela long ago and when they became Venezuelan citizens, they apparently lost their polish citizenship.
It was up to my father and a very clever attorney in Krakow to find the glitch (on our favor) that changed things around.
As it turns out, Polish men that became citizens of other countries during that time (Sorry I don't recall the exact years), lost their polish citizenship. But if they have not joined the military in that country or held any government position or have not asked the polish army for permission to become a citizen in that country then they are to be considered Polish to the eyes of the law.
It took two years to prove that my grandfather didn't join the army in Venezuela. It was a very hard process for my father, but he made it. I believe that using an attorney in Poland was key. Otherwise, the process could last a long longer or even worst, it could have been denied.
Once my father received his Polish confirmation, it only took one month and half for me to get mine.
I'm now in the process of confirming my three kids.
My brother who is the son of the same father and the same mother, got his polish confirmation denied due to a technicality. (My dad didn't register his birth certificate until after one year of his birth). The attorneys are now trying to get the president to grant his polish citizenship (I hope it's possible).
Right now, I'm studying polish 1 hour a day and I love it.
My main goal and dream is to live in Poland near my aunt and other family members. Of course, with my wife and kids, but we wanted to visit Portugal for 1 year or 2 first.
I'm very thankful to the comments and advise that I can find at this forum.