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How can I get Polish citizenship after been married to a Polish spouse


efevberha 1 | 10    
10 Jan 2009  #1
I am a foreigner residing in Gorzow,Poland and married with a polish citizens for a year and 8 months our marriage was outside Poland in Brazil.

Presently i am expecting a baby in few months time.
I posses a temporary residence for one year which I used to applied for my entry visa to Poland it will expire in 2 months time. I have already applied for another temporary residence to extend my stay in Poland.

MY QUESTION IS: How long will it take me to get a Polish citizenship? Please feed me with details.
morella 11 | 65    
10 Jan 2009  #2
yeah ı wonder the aswer too..How long does it take to get the citizenship after marridge?
sobieski 107 | 2,133    
10 Jan 2009  #3
As far as I know there is no automatic process to get Polish citizenship. Every application has to be reviewed and approved by the president personally. Meaning by L.K. :(

If you are a footballer the national team urgently needs - that might speed up the process :)
Kowalski 7 | 621    
10 Jan 2009  #4
How long does it take to get the citizenship after marridge?

3 years living in Poland; if not married 5 yrs
Guest    
6 May 2009  #5
Not sure that's true I asked the local government in Warsaw and they said you can obtain "permanent residence" card or "stałe pobytu" after 3 years of living together, but it requires an "iterrogation" so they can be sure you're legit. That is NOt citizenship which is something you arguably can apply for, but I'm uncertain from information I recevied if it is actually possible. For sure the permamanent karta pobytu is better than the 1-year temporary one. It's a lot of waiting to get it.
simplewoman    
7 Oct 2009  #6
how long it take me to get my polish pasport im maaried In Manila Philippines with polish guy now im living in poland for almost 2 years sinces when i was maaried with him now im living in the small City of Barlinek....
gumishu 11 | 4,850    
7 Oct 2009  #7
can't remember - but it was at least 3 years of constant legal residency
caprice49 4 | 223    
8 Oct 2009  #8
marriage was outside Poland in Brazil.

A friendly tip: Get your marriage Brazilian marriage registered in Poland. This is done either through the Polish Embassy in Brazil or through the authorities in Poland.
LUCKS    
5 Dec 2009  #9
I M FROM INDIA I M MARRIED WITH A POLISH CITIZEN FROM ALLMOST 1 YEAR I HAVE A DAUGHTER AS WELL SHE IS ALLMOST 3 YEARS AND WE R MARRIED IN INDIA COZ I WAS ILLEAGAL IN U.K. THATS WHY I DONT HAVE PERMISSION TO BE MARRIED THERE THATS WHY I M IN POLAND AND WAITING FOR THE CITIZENSHIP THAT WILL HELP US ALOTAND IF SOMBODY KNOW ABOUT THIS THAT HOW LONG I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THAT THEN PLZ WRITE FOR ME THANKS . WE R LIVING TOGETHER FROM ALMOST 4 YEARS AND I HAVE POBYTU KARTA AS WELL FOR 2 YEARS

THANKS
delphiandomine 87 | 16,884    
5 Dec 2009  #10
It's three years minimum.

There's also a good chance that a Polish language requirement will be brought in sooner rather than later, so I advise you to learn Polish now.
EHISE    
24 Feb 2010  #11
Are you really sure.......?cos am in Poland now,and married with a Polish Girl and we live together.......pls reply me by mail plzzzzzz.....ugo_isi@yahoo
faizeekhan    
24 Feb 2010  #12
Well the simple answer is!

You are eligible for the Polish Citizenship after three years of marriage and two years of continuous living in Poland.

That means if you are married to a Polish National and you live in Poland legally for two years. You are eligible for citizenship but you can only apply after getting the permanent residence card, which you acquire only after 3 years.

So in total you can be a polish citizen in 3 and half months after your marriage.

Please also note that you must not travel outside Poland for more than 6 months in a year in that stay of two years.

Hope the above answers.
stevepl 2 | 49    
24 Feb 2010  #13
You have to have been in a marriage to a Polish citizen for at least 3 years and have been living in Poland for 2 years by virtue of a residence permit for a fixed period.

This doesn't mean just legal stay. If you are living here on a visa you must apply as soon as possible for a 'Residence permit for a fixed period of time'. Also you will have to have your wedding recognised and also obtain a Polish birth certificate.

I'm not sure how you get the wedding recognised. I assume it's just a case of getting a sworn translation of your wedding certificate (copy of your original wedding certificate must be less than three months old and will possibly require an Apostille stamp. You will probably be issued with a Polish wedding certificate.)

A copy of your birth certificate less than three months old will be required probably with an Apostille stamp and you will definitely be issued with a Polish birth certificate.

You can expect to be interviewed to prove that the marriage is genuine.

I was married in Poland so didn't need to get the wedding recognised (that's why I'm not certain of the procedure).

I had to obtain a Polish birth certificate.

Even though I've lived here legally for over 10 years I had to obtain a 'karta stałego pobytu' but I'm from the EU so it's different for me. You definitely will need the residence permit for the fixed period of time.
Bella 98    
15 Mar 2010  #14
Hi there,I am married with a polish citizen for 3 years then I was wondering if I could get the polish passport?
Grzegorz_ 52 | 6,181    
15 Mar 2010  #15
Do you live in Poland ? I think you would have to live in Poland for 2 or 3 years...
drumminforev - | 3    
16 Jul 2010  #16
Merged:I'm an American who married a Polish girl - How do I get Polish/EU citizenship

Hi. Last year I married a polish girl. I am american. I'm interested in getting my polish citizenship so I can have access to EU countries.

My first question is
1. Does having a polish citizenship allow me access to live anywhere in EU. Is there any real benefit of getting a polish citizenship for my status living in other EU countries, or am I better off just applying directly.

I would want to live somewhere in EU not for work or school, but just to live since I have an online business that I can travel with.

2. What is the process for getting my Polish citizenship, and where can I get more information in english on this?

Thank you!
plk123 8 | 4,161    
16 Jul 2010  #17
why not ask your wife?
pgtx 30 | 3,166    
16 Jul 2010  #18
I would want to live somewhere in EU not for work or school, but just to live since I have an online business that I can travel with.

well, in this case, I'd chose an European country with the cheapest internet service; do you think it's Poland?

What is the process for getting my Polish citizenship, and where can I get more information in english on this?

Thank you!

POLISH CONSULATE OR EMBASSY, right?
drumminforev - | 3    
19 Jul 2010  #19
well, in this case, I'd chose an European country with the cheapest internet service; do you think it's Poland?

This was not my point. I am looking for a serious answer, please. I need to know this:

1. Does having a polish citizenship allow me access to live anywhere in EU.
Wroclaw Boy    
19 Jul 2010  #20
Yep, EU's EU regardless of what EU country you have citizenship with.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595    
19 Jul 2010  #21
1. Does having a polish citizenship allow me access to live anywhere in EU.

Yes.

But you must live X (3 or 5?) years in PL before you get Polish citizenship when you're married.
mafketis 16 | 6,286    
19 Jul 2010  #22
I married a polish girl. I am american. I'm interested in getting my polish citizenship so I can have access to EU countries.

So, how much did she charge you? Do you get a refund if the whole EU thing doesn't work out?
Harry    
20 Jul 2010  #23
But you must live X (3 or 5?) years in PL before you get Polish citizenship when you're married.

Five years in Poland on permanent resident's permit (which will take about a year to get) before you qualify for a Polish passport. And then about another year to get it. Plus the possibility of having to give up one's US passport (not that that last bit will bother the original poster).
Sebas 1 | 38    
20 Jul 2010  #24
here you go mate.
this is for the polish one
polish-citizenship/foreigners.html
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,886    
20 Jul 2010  #25
my fiance looked into this, they told her that after we get married, we'd have to live in poland for another 2 years before I would be elligable for citizenship. granted, I already have over 3.5 years of residence in Poland, don't know if that makes any diffference. i never really looked into it that deeply because we're leaving for the USA next year and I can always come back and visit with my American passport, but if you don't spend time in-country, you won't get it just being married to a Polish national.
Amathyst 19 | 2,704    
20 Jul 2010  #26
1. Does having a polish citizenship allow me access to live anywhere in EU.

You can live anywhere in europe if you are with your wife, you dont need Polish citizenship, unless...

So, how much did she charge you? Do you get a refund if the whole EU thing doesn't work out?

Many a true word said in jest!
mvefa 5 | 593    
20 Jul 2010  #27
Many a true word said in jest!

his English does not sound native, so he must be a nationalized foreigner wanting to enter the EU

Come on shelley bark, bark good dog, bark,, wua wuau..attack bulldog attack!
hahahaha
drumminforev - | 3    
22 Jul 2010  #28
his English does not sound native, so he must be a nationalized foreigner wanting to enter the EU

Ha, what? Never been told that before. I'm a regular born american citizen, homie.

my fiance looked into this, they told her that after we get married, we'd have to live in poland for another 2 years before I would be elligable for citizenship

Thanks for the info. What about permanent resident status. Whats the timeline and requirements for getting that? And would a permanent resident card give me an EU access passport?
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,450    
22 Jul 2010  #29
Ha, what? Never been told that before. I'm a regular born american citizen, homie.

the language police and immigration police is stepping on your toes, good luck with everything.
scottie1113 7 | 900    
23 Jul 2010  #30
Plus the possibility of having to give up one's US passport

Not really. As an American I can apply for Polish citizenship, and if granted, I can retain my US citizenship and passport unless:

1. I serve in the armed forces of Poland. Not gonna happen. I'm an old f*rt and did my thing in the US Marines for 12 years.

2. Vote in Polish elections. OK, I won't, but this one p*sses me off. If I choose to live here-and I do-I'd like to have a say in who leads the country. Oh well. I can live with this even if I don't like it.

The real irony is that I can then get a Polish passport which would enable me to live and work in any EU country. So what? I'm going to stay in Poland, even though I speak French, some Italian and a little Spanish. Poland is my chosen home.



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