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UK Citizen - Getting Poland's temporary residence prior to Brexit


Creighton 1 | 1
10 Oct 2019 #1
Dzień dobry everyone,

First I'd like to say thanks to the regular posters here as I've been lurking this website for the last few months and gained a lot of useful info. Hopefully I can also contribute here over the coming months.

I'm currently in the process of getting my temporary residence permit in Poland so that I can live with my girlfriend. I'd appreciate any knowledgeable advice. (Mods: feel free to merge this thread if deemed necessary).

-- I'm a British Citizen so still under EU rules prior to Brexit.
-- I'm planning to apply under 'other circumstances' since I don't have a job or a company yet in Poland

Polish regulations state that I need to show medical coverage and enough funds to cover my stay.

1) I've been advised to get "PZU Wojażer" insurance to the sum 10K euro cover.
2) I can show funds totalling well above £10k pounds (50k PLN)

Will this be enough for the Polish authorities?

Also:

3) My bank (HSBC) no longer authorises letters with stamps which the Polish authorities seem to think is necessary. Will this be problem?
Atch 17 | 2,915
10 Oct 2019 #2
I can show funds totalling well above £10k pounds (500k PLN)

If you mean 10,000 pounds, then that's 50,000 PLN, but yes, even that would be enough.

As for the bank not stamping things, you could open a Polish bank account and put the bulk of your funds there. They'll stamp a bank statement for you. You could open a PLN account and a separate foreign currency account and leave most of your sterling in that, get statements for both and get them stamped.
Richthecat 6 | 61
13 Nov 2019 #3
This looks like an old one now I hope you sorted it. But if you havn't I think you have been given bum advice the two conditions are for a non eu citizen. just pop down to your local regional government office with your passport and it should be very straight forwar. Good luck

If not marry your girlfriend this simplifies things plus Polish wives are the best :)
Atch 17 | 2,915
13 Nov 2019 #4
the two conditions are for a non eu citizen.

I'm an EU citizen and I had to show that I had enough money to support myself but there was no set figure. I also had to have health insurance.
Dougpol1 33 | 3,245
13 Nov 2019 #5
enough money to support myself

In the style to which you had become accustomed, Atch? My parents always used to tease me with that.
What was that food that people grow on their kitchen window sill? The OP doesn't need to starve, does he?
Atch 17 | 2,915
13 Nov 2019 #6
What was that food that people grow on their kitchen window sill?

Mould?? :D I suppose that would count as mushrooms, a vegetarian diet :))
Ziemowit 12 | 3,608
13 Nov 2019 #7
Mould??

Marmite? Not any better than mould tbh ...
Richthecat 6 | 61
14 Nov 2019 #8
Ok so if I was wrong I apologise I didn't have to show any of that stuff although I was married at the time maybe this was the difference. i would get health insurance anyway its a good idea. In terms of how much is enough to prove you can support yourself let say minmum wage is 2250 gross so 1650 net if you are employed so 12 months 19800 lets say 4000 english money. In real lif though tripple this

Good luck sorting it out. Man you choose the wrong time to come to poland the winter is the worst here. City or Country??
Atch 17 | 2,915
14 Nov 2019 #9
I was married at the time maybe this was the difference. i

Yes, that's the difference :))
OP Creighton 1 | 1
15 Nov 2019 #10
Hey people, apologies for the delay in responding as it's been a very busy period. Thanks all for the input. I DID manage to get the residence permit.

As Arch correctly stated, they only needed to see evidence of health insurance and a relatively small amount of money in the bank.

A quick tip for anyone else reading this who is also planning to apply: Get EVERY document signed and stamped by the issuer (and translated into Polish if it's in another language).

Hope to keep chatting with you guys on the forum ;)


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