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


delphiandomine 87 | 16,848    
23 Jul 2010  #31
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?

If you're married, then you have the right to reside anywhere in the EU with your wife. You aren't exempt from requirements such as needing a work permit, however. And no, a permanent residence card still won't give you EU access on its own - as it implies, it's only for permanent residence in Poland.

As I recall, it's 3 years and 6 months before you can apply for permanent residence on the basis of being married to an EU citizen. And you need to be resident in Poland.

elligable

Is that a mistake? :)
Maria Gajda Adv - | 2    
24 Aug 2010  #32
Hi

According to the Polish Law 1962, a foreigner is eligible for Polish citizenship if he meets the following criteria:

1. he/she has been granted the temporarty residency
2. he/she has been married to a Polish citizen for at least 3 years
3. he/she made a relevant statement as to his/hers will of obtaining the Polish citizenship. Such statement must be made within 6 months from the day you have been granted the temporary residency or, alternatively within 3 years 6 months from the day you married a Polish citizen.

Wojewoda or Starosta are the authorities that have jurisdiction in cases like yours. In case you are living with your wife in Warsaw or its administrative district, the relevant authority will be Mazowiecki Urzad Wojewodzki. In case you live in Krakow, the relevant authority will be Malopolski Urzad Wojewodzki.

I would recommend you to check out their websites for office hours and other relevant information. You should enter the citizenship application process.

The law also provides that in special cases, the President can grant you the citizenship even if you do not meet conditions set forth by the Law.

Good luck!
kotho    
24 Sep 2010  #33
hey to all
i married from tow years and 6 month's ...i need to kearn polish and history to get a Polish citizen or it dosen't matter ??

Regad's
Mahmoud
indianboys    
14 Jan 2011  #34
hello all,

can somebody tell me if after the interview of husband and wife for polish citizenship, they r not satisfied and asking for more information from family members, will they refuse the application if yes then what to do... please if somebody knows about it will be very helpful, coz its really disgusting thing in this country, waiting so long doing everything what they want and later problems and problems from this paper works.
delphiandomine 87 | 16,848    
14 Jan 2011  #35
If you don't want to wait, you don't have to have Polish citizenship.

For what it's worth, if they block you from obtaining Polish citizenship, then you need to pay for an expensive lawyer and fight them in the courts. Poland has been putting a lot of obstacles in the path of citizenship for non-EU citizens by marriage, and I know of a case personally where someone had to wait 6 years for citizenship to be confirmed.

And yes, you can expect refusal in the first instance. Poland doesn't have much tolerance for passport marriages.
Mee    
14 Jan 2011  #36
To Indian Boys: if your application form is refused you need to get your solicitor. You will be told on the refusal letter how many days you have to appeal against the decision . If it doesn't`t work you can always go for Human Rights Appeal. Whatever will be their decision the government needs to follow it. You can stay in EU as long as the case is not close however you wont be able to leave the country.

As far as I know to get polish citizenship you need to be married for 3.5 years and have a residency permission approved and declare an intention of becoming a Polish citizen. Application needs to take place within 6 months from obtaining the residence permit otherwise you can apply for Polish citizen after 5 years of marriage.
grubas 12 | 1,392    
14 Jan 2011  #37
There's also a good chance that a Polish language requirement will be brought in sooner rather than later,

I am very surprised it is still not required,but what can you expect?This is Polska.It is high time to create Polish ICE to pick up all the foraign "students" who forgot to go back to their countries of origin.Shouldn't be that hard.Simple solution is to rise immigration fees to pay for Immigration Police.I am more than sure there would be plenty of Poles willing to do this job.(I would,even for a minimum wage.)

coz its really disgusting thing in this country, waiting so long doing everything what they want and later problems and problems from this paper works.

You are free to go wherever the process is easier and painless.I am sure you will find a place where you will be given spanking new passport right away.

If it doeasn`t work you can always go for Human Rights Appeal. Whatever will be their decision the goverment needs to follow it

In your dreams.Human Rights Appeal?Funny.It is not your right to live wherever you want to it is a privillage.
delphiandomine 87 | 16,848    
14 Jan 2011  #38
It is not your right to live wherever you want to it is a privillage.

Not under EU law. The family members of an EU national have the right to reside in the EU with the EU national.

I am very surprised it is still not required,but what can you expect?This is Polska.

There's one very simple reason why it's not required : too many foreigners who can claim Polish citizenship (especially those Polish-Americans) without being able to speak Polish. If they close the door on those people, there'll be a huge fuss in Poland.

It is high time to create Polish ICE to pick up all the foraign "students" who forgot to go back to their countries of origin.

There aren't many like that - most of them are quite legitimately registered, because the police do quite frequently check them. I've seen the police hassle clearly non-EU citizens a few times.
grubas 12 | 1,392    
14 Jan 2011  #39
I've seen the police hassle clearly non-EU citizens a few times.

Out of curiosity,how did you figure out they were "clearly non EU citizens"?
delphiandomine 87 | 16,848    
14 Jan 2011  #40
The lack of a burgundy passport is a dead giveaway.
Buggsy 8 | 98    
24 Feb 2011  #41
Merged: Acquiring Polish Citizenship for Non-EU spouse in PoznaƄ

My colleague who is a very hard working resident is about to apply for Polish Citizenship so i thought i should help in gathering the important infor. He is a non-eu citizen and has been living and working here together with his Polish wife for over 3years now.They are both English teachers and are involved in a lot of charity work with School children in their Town. What i want to ask is about Poznan their Woiwod Office.We have heard a lot about this office and how difficult they might be. Can anybody out there who has had the experience of applying for Polish Citizenship recently Through this Office shed some light for us. My colleague wants to know whether he will be asked to renounce his Original Citizenship in Poznan in order to be granted Polish Citizenship. He also has a colleague who got his in Warsaw in January this year but was not asked to renounce his. The reason why, he wants to know is because the process of renouncing his original Citizenship is very complicated and time consuming. Put it simply they will not renounce his citizenship on the basis of being approved for Polish Citizenship they will require proof that he already holds a Polish I.D for them to renounce his original. Then again no country will allow their citizens to be stateless i guess....

Your Contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all.
Harry    
24 Feb 2011  #42
My colleague wants to know whether he will be asked to renounce his Original Citizenship in Poznan in order to be granted Polish Citizenship.

He won't be.
Buggsy 8 | 98    
24 Feb 2011  #43
Nice and short 'Arry but how daya know? Have you been through to Poznan or know anyone whose got it from there??

Thanks.
Harry    
24 Feb 2011  #44
I know what Polish law says and the law doesn't change just because he's in Poznan.
alexw68    
24 Feb 2011  #45
To be fair, Hal, that doesn't stop some in public services trying to interpret the laws, erm, selectively. Whether you let them succeed in so doing is another question.
Harry    
24 Feb 2011  #46
To be fair, Hal, that doesn't stop some in public services trying to interpret the laws, erm, selectively.

Obviously.

Whether you let them succeed in so doing is another question.

Precisely.

Although I must say that I've been in Poland for the best part of two decades and in that time I have never heard of anybody being even asked to give up their foreign citizenship when acquiring Polish citizenship, let alone being forced to actually give it up.
delphiandomine 87 | 16,848    
24 Feb 2011  #47
It's worth pointing out that if he hasn't been working for 3 years without a break in employment, they may use it as justification to refuse the application. I know that at least one African national was refused citizenship in Poznan on this basis.

But - instead of asking on here - why not talk to the office? The wonderful lady that works in the relevant office speaks English rather well.
Buggsy 8 | 98    
25 Feb 2011  #48
It's worth pointing out that if he hasn't been working for 3 years without a break in employment

Wooo, Delphy can u come again on this i don't quite follow. Do you mean if he has been or hasn't been working for 3 years without a break in employment? Can you explain this again. How safe is my colleague he has been working for the past 3 years as a teacher in private language schools together with his wife they take 2months unpaid leave every year and they sometimes go to Croatia on Vacation?

Thanks.
AnnaBella    
5 Mar 2011  #49
Does having a polish citizenship allow me access to live anywhere in EU

Yes, you can live and work in all EU countries, I am EU/Polish member and my husband is from US. Reg. the citizenship, you or your wife has to contact Polish embassy.
Havok 10 | 912    
5 Mar 2011  #50
Last year I married a polish girl. I am american. I'm interested in getting my polish citizenship

I give you that, most polish girls are hot, but other than that i think you're delirious.
delphiandomine 87 | 16,848    
5 Mar 2011  #51
but other than that i think you're delirious.

It's the passport, man. EU citizenship opens doors.
lol    
16 Nov 2011  #52
hey guys i from Iran and i applied for refugee status in Poland but i got 2 negative decision. now i want to marriage with a polish girl and i don't know what documents i need to get marriage? please help me....please reply fast i need it too much!
abz    
19 Feb 2013  #53
hi mate i have same problam like, im frm india can i hav ur email id need to ask bit more tnks
vinot    
5 Nov 2014  #54
I am Indian. .. got marriage with polish girl from cyprus I and my also have cyprus residents permit that expire 2018 but my question is I come to poland month of March n I applied polish residents permit after refused me now I want to go with my wife Ireland so I can go or not
Looker - | 982    
5 Nov 2014  #55
Did you confirm your marriage in the Polish registry office?
You need to apply for EEA Family Permit if you want to go with your wife to the Ireland. The form is here:
gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/270530/vaf5.pdf
You may also apply online. If it's done bring the documents to the Irish Embassy.
sadii    
27 Dec 2014  #56
hello i am tunisian, i am married with a polish girl and i apply for my first residence card, i want to ask about the intervew after the mariage, how it looks and if someone he knows or had this experience ...???

Thanks...
Respect - | 16    
28 Dec 2014  #57
Hello Sadii, the first card and interview is not really stressful if you live together and understand one language.

My interview:
1) How and when did you met your wife?
(Be specified). When did you guy married?
2) How did you guys celebrated the occasion and who are the attendees? Were the family there?
3) Civil or Church? If civil, when or why not church?
4) Mind you that it also will depends on if u have any eu or study visa to stress you less. If no current visa, then no much problem but u need to be real and have patients.

Note: Answer only the questions asked! Don't elaborate further information. The decision will be based on the interview and the house check of the policeman and border police.

Good luck and no worries.
sadii    
28 Dec 2014  #58
Thank you Respect for the answer. i want also to ask you a question , i applyed for the card in the 10 of November 2014 and until now they didn't sent me nothing (no letter)... do you think the procedure take long more than 1 month ???
Respect - | 16    
28 Dec 2014  #59
No! when I applied in end of Aug. I got letter for interview in ending October for November. Then got my card in December.

Also it depends ur city and the staff in charge. My staff was nice to me and he didn't sent the police to check me. He told me this on the day of Interview.

Buy note, my case is different because I had a 2 yrs daughter then with my now wife.
sadii - | 2    
28 Dec 2014  #60
thank you Sir for the answer, yes i think it's different too becouse in my case i dont have children so i think i will wait a littel and in the next month i will try to call the office, becouse i really need the card for working , thats why ...

Thanks ;)



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