Moonlighting 31 | 234 28 Jun 2015 #1Hello ;) Wow, just a bit over 8 years since I registered on this forum after discovering Poland, and almost five and a half years of residence in Krakow after moving from Belgium. Even got married to a Polish girl here and very happy about my life.In March this year, I was entitled to asking for a permanent resident permit and got it. I went to the Foreigners office in Krakow, and talked and filled up the long form without difficulty, as I learnt Polish over the years. Where asked why I want a permanent stay, I wrote my reasons: conducting an IT business here, and having a family life with my Polish wife. The civil servant also wrote down my phone number and e-mail, saying that if there was "something", they would contact me within 10 days, but nobody contacted me. After a week I just received a letter with a copy of investigation request sent by the Administration to 3 distinct police departments to check whether I'm in their files (this is standard procedure, I already got that 5 years ago when applying for temporary residence).Then I received a very official and polite e-mail after 5 weeks to inform me that I had been granted a permanent resident permit and I should come and retrieve it from the Foreigners office. It looks like a Polish identity card, except that it bears 2 big "RP letters, and informations about my origin. It will better fit in my wallet than the previous resident permit (temporary) made of paper and larger ;-)So, who on this forum is a foreigner who also got a permanent resident permit? Was it easy or tough for you to get it?I was told that not so many immigrants have that kind of permit, and the Administration can be choosy. Well, I've come to meet many foreigners in Krakow, mainly through those language exchange meetings, and sometimes had the feeling that some of them are rather hiding in Poland. You socialize with them over the years, but realize that you don't even know their full name, or what they do for a living. What's your opinion on this?