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Posts by MoOli  

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Last Post: 20 Jan 2019
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From: Warsaw/NJ
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MoOli   
30 Oct 2018
Love / Why Polish Women like to relocate their foreign husband back to Poland? [5]

Because they understand and communicate with each other.

And why Polish Women Like to relocate their Foreign men back to Poland?

Mine did not and also plenty others that I know did not as well.I think its only the insecure ones do that.
I have been with my Polish wife over 33 years,we do have our days but then one of us gives in and all is hunky dory.

PS:Poland is not the best place to live and raise a family esp if you are from a different country/race/culture.
MoOli   
25 Oct 2018
Life / Settle in Poland, which city is best? [30]

In Rzeszow the population is growing because lots of Ukranians are settling there.Also there is huge new development going on.I use to be good at the streets there but with new roads its all new for me now.If I have to choose I will go for Rzeszow.Its developing has an beautiful new international airport.First time we flew there in 2000,they had a rented car waiting for us on the tarmac,ofcourse its not like that anymore but very good terminal with direct flights to NY by LOT.
MoOli   
25 Oct 2018
Law / Opening a Polish Bank Account by a foreigner in Poland. Recommendations. [298]

PKO bank,Allior Bank,Citibank,Ing Bank,M bank and Mullenium bank,I had no problems opening accounts when I was not a citizen.I only have 1 credit card from Citibank and a debit card from Mullenium bank and none charges me anything except these 2 banks.If I don't use 1000Pln in a month, these two banks waive there fee too and all banks are insured for 100k euros or equivalent in Pln per account.To open account all ask for Passport as a foreign account or national ID/resident card to open a resident account.
MoOli   
22 Oct 2018
Genealogy / Want to find a person in Poland [716]

Was she staying in the town of Clifton or Passaic?Did she move to Podkarpackie voivode in Poland?
MoOli   
20 Oct 2018
Real Estate / Home loan for foreigners (not from EU) in Poland? [10]

3 to 4% variable,as they don't have fixed rate mortgages,one reason I never take loan there.Even on residentials they charge you pre payment penalties.In US infact they are 5,75 for commercials now and going up.I think another 10/15 years you can live off the money in bank again if they keep on going up.
MoOli   
20 Oct 2018
Real Estate / Home loan for foreigners (not from EU) in Poland? [10]

@Mr Ben,better use an agent,who have contacts with different banks and know what each bank require.They do charge a commission between 1/2% to 1 % and there are closing costs till 2%.If you have a resident card then it is easier otherwise banks would ask 25 to 30% down payment for a residential property.The whole process I heard usually takes around 1 to 2 months.
MoOli   
18 Oct 2018
Language / Email Translation for my genealogical inquiry in Poland [9]

Can I do this currency exchange to them with Wells Fargo.

Yes you certainly can,but the exchange rate will be real ****** and they will charge you transaction fee of 100$(as I remember).
MoOli   
12 Oct 2018
Classifieds / Looking for a business partner in POLAND ..... [39]

Yeah but Indians still dominate the IT sector in Poland,

NO more Dirk,A friend of mine who was almost raking in over 100k euros a month has wrapped up his so called consultancy and moved to Malta,but plenty of others still exists.Check there videos on youtube about visa to Poland.
MoOli   
12 Oct 2018
Work / Bar staff - Hourly rate Wroclaw [4]

Not in Poland and usually in Poland people don't tip the bartender.In US when I ran a bar the bartenders would die to work on thurs,fri & sat and no one would like to work on mon,tues,wed.Also legally you could pay them $1,50 an hr and they made 3 to 500$ a night on tips(they also get tips from waiteresses who also tip the cooks)
MoOli   
20 Sep 2018
Law / How to exchange almost expired USA driving license for Polish license? [16]

I have a USA driving license that expires in 3 weeks and am trying to figure out how to replace it here

You will have to pass a test to get Polish license which will first be issued for as long as your US license is valid meaning for 3 weeks as you have mentioned but then you will have to get a medical test to prolong your Polish license.You can go to any General doctor for the medical exam,I got mine that way they issued license with no expiry date but now I heard they issue for 4/5 years and you have to renew it.Yes taking a Translator always helps:) and in my case was mandatory.

I would suggest you renew your driver license in US first as you don't have much time left or go to AAA site and apply for a IDP(International driving Permit) which is good for one year for you to drive.I don't know if Polish authorities change IDP to a Polish license and they will keep your US license when they issue you Polish license but you can always get a duplicate one in US

Also you will need a sworn translation for your license(front and back) and you have to be careful as the categories are different in Poland then in the states.

I changed my license in 2003 so rules might have changed now.
MoOli   
20 Sep 2018
Travel / Best place to exchange money in Poland? [97]

If its over 10k$ or euro Conti kantor I found to be the best.You can show then the current live rate on your phone and they will charge 1/2 grolsh and change to Zlotay,but for any other currency,you will have to change to Pln and pay commission and then convert again and pay to change to any other currency.
MoOli   
19 Sep 2018
Work / After Masters in Management, Job Opportunities in Poland ? [34]

My primary interest in chosing Poland is that it would be relatively easier to migrate to any European country in later point of time

Nope,with Polish language barriers/imigration laws and requirements it will not be.
MoOli   
19 Sep 2018
News / 'Fort Trump' Military Base in Poland [537]

The Germans will appreciate that.

Ofcourse,the Germans have immigrants to replace the $ spending Americans now,the local businesses will flourish b4 that first strike comes with immigrant replacements.
MoOli   
17 Sep 2018
News / "It's too late for Germany" (but not for Poland) [1798]

Don't be silly Johnny. Poland is no place for seniors. For a start they don't salt the pavements my way. And hospitals have no food

Calm down Dougy,Poland has the best care financially as JR mentioned,the hospitals do have food I guess you are still living in the lala land when some expats here use to advice that landlords could be threatened with tax dept in Poland as no landlords paid taxes on rent ( hope fully those comments are saved somewhere)and do you really care about the way you think think natives who are almost 40mil?IF YOU DONT LIKE THE PLACE YOU LIVE IN L E A V E!lol f you an afford to financially:)
MoOli   
16 Sep 2018
Love / Are Polish Girls has no loyalty to their boyfriends? [13]

BTW where are you from?You mean that every girl has to tell everything about what they did with there ex boyfriends to there husbands??and if she will not tell her husband they will not be a GOOD COUPLE?

FYI Polish men do treat women very well and I am 100% sure better then wherever you are from.
And don't be sorry LOYAL POLISH LADIES,reading that are having a good laugh at your mentality.
MoOli   
16 Sep 2018
Law / Selling 'imported' car within first year in Poland [7]

@OP,you have to own the car for 2 years outside Poland to avoid excise duty and other levies which almost amount to 48 to 52%,the price is determined by Uzjad celny(gone are the days when you could fool them).No one will buy the car with foreign plates until they are stupid or have a passion for that car.I suggest keep on driving with Slovakia plates,but insurance wise you can only insure in Poland for liability coverage until being in the EU you can get full coverage there.I have a car with US plates and have to write to Uzjad celny to increase my stay and they do for 6 months at a time and after 3 years I have to take it out of EU(I cross the Ukraine border and come back) and am good for another couple of years).
MoOli   
11 Sep 2018
Work / 15000 pln gross in Poland or 1.20 lac take home in India [24]

There is no way to migrate to any other country until you get a job and get sponsored by that company or when you obtain a Polish citizenship then you can.From temporary residence you will have to get permanent residence and then citizenship.
MoOli   
7 Sep 2018
Travel / Eventually Traveling to Poland (from America) [10]

how costly it would be to visit Poland

How costly?I am surprised how all posters here posted here the answer for HOW CHEAPLY?None cared to ask what his budget was.Maybe the OP is not looking to visit like backpackers or even middle class standards.Since the OP is American costly for him can be like for ultra rich in Poland.
MoOli   
5 Sep 2018
Life / Retiring in Poland [39]

Dirk man 61/2% return for a freaking rinky dink restaurant commercial properties with 5 or 3 yr lease(which is crap in Poland)?I have a walgreens with that yield in US with 19 yrs left on lease and they are A grade tenants.In Poland they copying US and pricing properties with returns ONLY.Plus they raised taxes almost double with no benefits from this year,If $ wasn't that high Id be bringing back instead of reinvesting.
MoOli   
5 Sep 2018
Life / Retiring in Poland [39]

How much would it be to rent a 1 bedroom apartment? How much to buy a house?

All depends where in Poland.To buy can start anywhere from 2000 or less Pln a sq metre to 30k pln a sq m.
Renting to experiment living in Poland is a good idea.Lately return on properties in Poland is almost the same as in US,so I think Poland is in a property bubble.In normal commercial places in warsaw they freaking asking 20kpln or more per sq m
MoOli   
4 Sep 2018
Law / Inheritance Law in Poland (protecting myself from in laws) [25]

the civil law is stronger than that clause and spouse, kids are entitled to a share whatever you write

I think the OP don't care about spouse/kids inheriting(so do I) but her mother in law and brother in law(BIL and his family in my case).
MoOli   
3 Sep 2018
Law / Inheritance Law in Poland (protecting myself from in laws) [25]

@johnny reb
You nailed it JR,very good wording and we will be putting those in our US & Polish wills ASAP.Infact I also have a clause that my 2kids can never sell any property or mortgage it until the older one is 44(lol if at that age they still don't know how to manage then they deserve to blow em)

@OP,I am sure Irish courts are quicker to decide the execution of will after death before Polish courts.You can take the judgement to Poland and get it enforced being in the EU.