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Posts by Polsyr  

Joined: 19 Sep 2011 / Male ♂
Last Post: 12 Dec 2015
Threads: 6
Posts: 769
From: Warsaw, Poland
Speaks Polish?: Yes
Interests: Mechanics

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Polsyr   
4 Aug 2015
Off-Topic / What are some of the hardier and more care-free breeds of dogs? [12]

Just go to the dog shelter and adopt a dog from there. If a dog survived whatever happened up to the shelter and including the shelter then they will probably survive anything. If you have doubts, ask the people at the shelter - they know about dogs more than all of us here on PF.
Polsyr   
4 Aug 2015
Food / SURVEY OF THE POLISH CONSUMERS' CONSUMPTION HABITS OF CAFÉS [28]

others in that cultural zone

Glad someone mentioned them :)

Fort

How come I didn't spot this? I guess I am just too quick to the nescafe jar these days.

southern European

Yes please. Anytime. Best for me is a double espresso before naptime on weekends.
Polsyr   
3 Aug 2015
Travel / About international driving license - is it recognizable in Poland? [18]

Can I use this international driving permit in Poland (for the vehicle category mentioned) for driving a car and is there any time duration on the validity of this International driving permit till the time upto which only I can drive in Poland ?

You can use it in theory for up to 6 months, after which you are obligated to get a Polish driving license.
Polsyr   
2 Aug 2015
Life / What is Poland's view on obesity? How healthy, fit are Poles? [166]

sugary drinks

It is very easy to forget how much energy is contained within drinks because they are drinks.

Also, there are many "juice drinks" in Poland, some with less than 20% actual juice, the rest being water, sugar, colors and flavors. They tend to be labelled in a way that makes them appear almost like real juice - until you find the word "drink" written somewhere in a smaller font. Good luck finding that when grocery shopping alone with a fussy kid! They are particularly bad because they don't even hydrate - they can actually cause dehydration.

Even hard to find real juice that isn't from concentrate.
Polsyr   
2 Aug 2015
Law / No availability to apply for Poland's National Visa. Indian national married to Polish. [30]

In some missions the waiting time for an appointment occasionally exceeds 3 months (for example Abu Dhabi).

No, you cannot change the type of visa agreed in the appointment schedule. They are very strict about that. Don't even open this subject with them :)

If your marriage is registered in Poland and you have a Polish marriage certificate then you do not need an invitation to apply for the visa, and your application would be free of charge. If your marriage is not yet registered in Poland, then you should register it as soon as possible.

Don't worry about the procedure for the temporary residence permit. Once you arrive in Poland, call and make an appointment, and while you wait for that, prepare the needed documents (I won't go into the documents right now - many websites with that info in English and many more in Polish). After applying and while waiting for decision on your application and subsequently for your residence card, your stay in Poland is considered legal.

You can apply for 6 months for now (you may apply up to 3 years, but don't ask for longer than what you intend to use, because that can cause problems if you apply again in the future). Remember you can always apply for an extension if necessary.
Polsyr   
28 Jul 2015
Law / Polish Business Immigration and TRP/TRC [14]

EUR 1200 (actually PLN 5000) is the minimum capital for LLC.

But merely opening a company here does not automatically entitle the owner to receive a residence permit, and certain revenue threshold has to be met plus other conditions that I am not entirely familiar with.

Having a residence permit in Poland allows you to travel within the Schengen zone for up to 90 days in a 180 day period. But the UK is NOT in the Schengen zone, and holding a residence permit in Poland does not automatically entitle the holder to receive a UK visa.
Polsyr   
28 Jul 2015
Off-Topic / Who in PF votes in Polish elections? [60]

I understand why you would say that, but don't you think it is offensive towards Poland based voters to say what you've just said? To me it sounds like you are giving yourself some kind of "elitism" over them.
Polsyr   
27 Jul 2015
History / History of European and Poland's anti-semitism [192]

growing up in PRL

I should have been clearer, that happened at a different place but for similar reasons. Feel free to write to me and I will be more than happy to share.
Polsyr   
27 Jul 2015
History / History of European and Poland's anti-semitism [192]

Some parents purposely did not tell their kids of their roots to protect them from anticipated discrimination and abuse.

That's something I am personally familiar because I experienced as a child. Glad you brought it up Polonius3.
Polsyr   
25 Jul 2015
Life / Single mothers in Poland [175]

But I also think that the selfish men who get girls like this pregnant should also be made to take responsibility

Fair enough, but how do you do that in a male dominated society that throws blame and responsibility exclusively on women? She sleeps around = s|ut, he sleeps around = stud. You know what I mean?
Polsyr   
24 Jul 2015
Study / The quality of study in Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) / Polish in one year [20]

African "Tanzanian" does my nationality make things harder for me.

Not particularly, when in Poland you will subject to the same law as everyone else (from outside EU) and same academic standards as anyone else, and within the student community, people will be friendly and welcoming. However, like every society, there are some negative elements that act badly towards foreigners and Poland is no exception.

And I plan to Seriously learning polish because it would not be fair to myself not to learn the language

That is the right way to do things in my opinion, if you come and live in a country for 4-5 years as a student you should at least learn the language.

Only thing I seriously caution you about is the financial aspect. Like I said before, unless you have enough resources to cover you during the entire course of your studies then Poland may not be right for you.
Polsyr   
24 Jul 2015
Study / The quality of study in Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) / Polish in one year [20]

@Polsyr: the problem with interacting with Poles who are studying foreign languages is that they always want to practice their language skills so it's difficult to learn Polish with them ;)

That is correct.

how are may chances of staying in Poland permanently once i have learnt the language

I assume you are from outside EU. If you graduate from a Polish university you might be eligible for a temporary residence permit (not sure about the duration though) to allow you to look for a job. You need to make sure that by the time you graduate, you have learned Polish.

Also, assume you will not be able to work and earn money while studying, so unless you have enough financial resource to sustain you during the entire course of your studies, I suggest you look somewhere else.

society in the campus is it friendly, are you a student there.

The campus is a great social environment, and no, I am not a student there but I know someone that teaches there (and therefore I visit there a lot), and one of my very best university professors was a Politechnika Warszawska graduate.
Polsyr   
24 Jul 2015
Study / The quality of study in Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) / Polish in one year [20]

You mean Politechnika Warszawska? If not the best then one of the best within Poland.

Depending on a number of factors (like your mother tongue, and what other languages you know) Polish can take from 1 to 2 years to learn (assuming full time dedication to learning the language and plenty of social interaction), to the level where you can conduct advanced academic communications.
Polsyr   
24 Jul 2015
Life / Noise pollution over the skies of Gdynia [6]

I don't know what to tell you. Write a letter to minister of defense. He'll probably ask if you'd rather hear (much louder) Russian MiGs flying over your head instead.
Polsyr   
23 Jul 2015
Law / Certificate of no impediment to marriage in Poland -- Can't issue in my country. [8]

Yes, get married in Brazil and register your marriage in Poland.

Registering marriage in Poland is faster and easier than asking for a court decision regarding eligibility for marriage without a marriage license from a foreign country (like your case). Plus you can do it through the Polish embassy in the country where you live (takes longer in this case). Just one small piece of advice, do not apply for a visa to Poland (on the basis of being spouse of Polish citizen) until your marriage is registered in Poland and you have the Polish marriage certificate with you.

I don't know what are the marriage formalities in Brazil.

Once your marriage is registered in Poland and you have a marriage certificate issued by an office in Poland you will undisputably have 100% the same "effect" as being married in Poland with regards to everything. I have been there and done that.

Another plausible option might be getting married in Church in Poland. Also been there and done that :)