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How many years does it take to get citizenship of Poland through marriage?


redmill 1 | 1
16 Feb 2013 #1
Hi guys

I have just heard there are some changes in polish law .....so how many years it takes actually to get polish citizenship through marriage?
Looker
1 Jun 2014 #2
As far as I know naturalization through marriage requires minimum 2 years uninterrupted presence in Poland - being minimum 3 years after the wedding.
The procedure takes usual up to one month or less (two - when a case is complicated) after qualify.
love_sunil80 14 | 127
1 Jun 2014 #3
That doesnt make quite clear. If someone is married for 3 years and has got card for 10 years how long more they need to wait?
Looker
2 Jun 2014 #4
I'll try to rephrase: the minimum waiting time would be three years - 3 years of marriage (and 2 years residency in Poland included).
love_sunil80 14 | 127
3 Jun 2014 #5
This question is for my friend. He just got 10 years card. He has been married and living in Poland for 3 years. He was advised to live 2 years more to get passport. It was bit strange because as far as I knew it was 3 years.I need some concrete info.
OP redmill 1 | 1
6 Jun 2014 #6
It used to take 3 yrs but now it takes five years to get polish citizenship.
Looker
6 Jun 2014 #7
Being married to a Polish citizen? Since when?
Polsyr 6 | 769
6 Jun 2014 #8
That is correct. The changes were made rather recently (I think in 2012). It now takes 5 years because two conditions must be met:

1. Being married to a Polish citizen for at least 3 years, AND
2. Having lived (uninterrupted) in Poland for at least 2 years immediately prior to the application on the basis of a permanent residence permit.

AND, in order to obtain a permanent residence permit two conditions must be met:
1. Being married to a Polish citizen for at least 3 years, AND
2. Having lived (uninterrupted) in Poland for at least 2 years immediately prior to the application on the basis of a temporary residence permit.

So if you do the math, it will take at least 5 years at least - assuming the applicant did not have a permanent residence permit prior to the marriage.

If the applicant had a permanent residence permit prior to the marriage (obtained for some different reason) then it will take 3 years from the date of the marriage (provided that the applicant lives in Poland, uninterrupted, for at least 2 years immediately prior to the application on the basis of this permanent residence permit).
mrcruz27 2 | 8
6 Jun 2014 #9
I am married 3 years, just moved to poland with polish wife . Does it mean i have to stay here another 2 years to get citizenship ?
Roger5 1 | 1,458
6 Jun 2014 #10
You've just got here. You can't expect automatic citizenship. Unless they've changed things you'll also have to write an application stating why you want to have citizenship. Then your application will be considered and the powers that be will decide whether they want you as a citizen or not.
Polsyr 6 | 769
8 Jun 2014 #11
Does it mean i have to stay here another 2 years to get citizenship ?

In your case, you can get a temporary residence permit for now, a permanent residence permit after 2 years and may apply for citizenship after 4 years in total - provided you stay in Poland uninterrupted.
jide
30 Apr 2015 #12
My wife is from Poland is it possible to apply for a polish passport after 3 years in marriage? Many thanks.


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