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Received confirmation citizenship was approved from Polish Embassy. What's next?


grspring 11 | 56
20 Aug 2014 #1
I think my question was misunderstood because of the way it was asked. What happens after you are told citizenship is approved, do you get an official letter? Do you have to show up somewhere with it? We are not sure what happens at this point in the process.

1-A month ago my wife received (via email) notice from the embassy in New york that her Polish citizenship had been granted (based on parentage). We have yet to get anything in the mail (at our Polish address) confirming this. What should we expect next and how long should it take?

2-I plan to apply for residency based on her citizenship. We are both retired and will not seek any employment. Will I still have to travel on American Passport or are there Polish travel documents I can get, so we're not always in different lines at the airports.

Thanks
Monitor 14 | 1,820
20 Aug 2014 #2
Why not ask them. If you have this paper that your wife is Polish, then she should apply in Embassy for Polish passport. Polish residency card allows you to leave and enter Poland multiple time, but usually gates on borders are divided into EU and not EU. And I am quite sure they mean passport/citizenship, not residency.
OP grspring 11 | 56
20 Aug 2014 #3
It has taken sometimes weeks to get a call-back or an email from the embassy. There appears to be only one person there handling this type of information. The first time the application was delayed and an expensive trip to New York was required to explain the documents submitted in person. I just thought maybe someone knew what type of paperwork you get in the mail.

Thanks
Monitor 14 | 1,820
20 Aug 2014 #4
If you know Polish you could try contact form in the website of Polish ministry of foreign affairs:
msz.gov.pl/pl/ministerstwo/kontakt_msz

International Organization for Migration encourages to call/write to them for free. They must have some knowledge:
migrant.info.pl/contact-890.html
marcelus
27 Apr 2015 #5
Hi.I'm in Argentina. back in 2002 we did all the paperwork for my wife (and then my kids) and all became Polish citizens-

Now,her Polish passport is due. and all we have is: her old passport, and what you get in the mail from Poland, basically,. some green copies of their registration with the Polish offices and another sheet stating the decision by Polish authorities.

We never got however the PHYSICAL CONFIRMATION. According to the embassy there should be somewhere a piece of paper called confirmation of citizenship, indispensable in order to get a new passport. So they are looking for it at the embassy.

Messy
OP grspring 11 | 56
27 Apr 2015 #6
Hopefully the process is complete for my wife. She had to go to New York (again) for a PESEL number and passport. They wanted her to come back because she had one outdated form. As it turned out, the website had not been updated with the newer form, so they let that one pass.
Caty
4 Jul 2018 #7
Merged:

What now? (Confirmation of Polish citizenship)



Hi everyone!

Two days I got a message from my aunt in Poland that my Polish citizenship is confirmed (so happy). However, what is the step now? Do I have to register my birth certificate in Poland and then apply for a PESEL and the passport?
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
4 Jul 2018 #8
Oh, the joys of dealing with government employees. A review of the Polish Consulate in Chicago:

Staff there is slow, rude, and indifferent about clients; reminds me of customer service in Poland when I lived there 35 years ago. I took off work twice this year to go into the embassy to take care of business and both times I was told that I needed to supply them with different documents. No one there seems to know what is going on. I have also left phone messages and emailed them with questions and no one responds.

In my case, I applied to have my citizenship confirmed in the summer of 2017. They got it in less than 2 months and sat on it the next six. Then I found out I need my US marriage registered in Poland. Two months later I get an email that they have it. Another two months passes for that registration to be finally delivered by the USPS to my house. Next is applying for the passport and the pesel - both at the same time. Except that by now all that desire to have one has left me, hopefully forever.

The question I will never be able to answer is why I even started the process. My bad.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,456
4 Jul 2018 #9
My bad.

Yes, why?

by now all that desire to have one has left me, hopefully forever.

Never say"forever". You said you came to Poland only once and would never come again, but one month later you said you visited Poland twice in the last year.
Caty
4 Jul 2018 #10
Rich: your reply doesn't make sense. I asked about birth certificate and not marriage certificate. I'm not married so it doesn't apply to me. Besides I'm not from the US and the embassy staff in my country is actually quite helpful but I'm going to visit my family in Poland in August so I was thinking about doing it myself when I'm in Poland.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
4 Jul 2018 #11
You said you came to Poland only once and would never come again

The "never again" came after the second visit in April this year.

The first one in September of 2017 was perfect because I was perfectly stupid believing that some moron in a Warsaw hospital would bother to actually look at and confirm that I did, in fact, have an international health insurance I bought before my departure. The moron not only wouldn't bother to call the 800, 24/7 number but wouldn't even tell me what to try next. She did, however, say "next" to the next person behind me. Next day was Sunday and I was on a LOT plane going back home where robots are still in car factories, not in the hospitals.

Never again.
mafketis 29 | 9,872
4 Jul 2018 #12
I was perfectly stupid

I think you have the wrong tense "am" is the word you're looking for.

Next day was Sunday and I was on a LOT plane

Yeah..... that' didn't happen and we both know it. Though a person in admissions would be perfectly correct in giving some nosey posey yammering on about his health insurance the brush off and concentrating on real sick people.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
4 Jul 2018 #13
confirm that I did, in fact, have an international health insurance I bought before my departure

yeah and what do you expect..... when I went to work in Texas I had to approach three of four different medical facilities before the would accept my foreign purchased insurance, many seemed to only recognise US policies.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
4 Jul 2018 #14
Though a person in admissions would be perfectly correct

The person at the front desk has no right to judge if a guy in front of her is sick or not. She is required to render assistance within her job description, which is for a doctor to see that guy and evaluate the state of his health. Clear? Duh.

I think you have the wrong tense "am" is the word you're looking for.

I am looking for a period in the above sentence for that sentence to make sense.

What you are looking for is the definition of lowlife. Lowlife: a person who takes off on another person's self-deprecating remark.
Caty
4 Jul 2018 #15
It would be nice if someone would answer my question 😅

By the way, when I lived in Israel I injured my back and couldn't stand straight because of the pain. When I went to the hospital I was told that my insurance isn't valid so I had to pay before seeing the doctor at the emergency room while I was in so much pain that I was crying. Get over it.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
4 Jul 2018 #16
The person at the front desk has no right to judge if a guy in front of her is sick or not

Yes they do when someone with your attitude turns up with the "big rich American migrant pole syndrome" demanding special treatment.

You were fit to fly back to the US the next day, clearly you were in no need of urgent medical attention, oh but your ego probably sure did.

It's obvious you have never really travelled outside the US, otherwise you would know that it takes time to setup a credit line to an unfamiliar insurer.

I can read you like a book, you didn't choose to live in Chicago just because you watched some gangster movies and liked the idea of being shot, no you moved there because you were cocooned and supported by the established Polish community that you despise so much.

As you witnessed your first attempts of international travelled failed when you hit the slightest hurdle lol
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
4 Jul 2018 #17
I was told that my insurance isn't valid so I had to pay before seeing the doctor

I will never get over it. My point of reference are the American ER's and their rules never to turn anyone away for lack of money or insurance. Including illegal scum from Mexico. I will never go to another country again if the US is the only one with such rules. The pleasure is not even remotely worth the risk.
Caty
4 Jul 2018 #18
Rich: lol, you were in another country and you expect them to have rules that you have in the US. Typical American mentality. If you could walk away from the ER and get on a plane the next day then there wasn't any life threatening situation 😂
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
4 Jul 2018 #19
Rich: lol, you were in another country and you expect them to have rules that you have in the US.

I would love to reply to you but it will off the thread subject. If you want to continue, please, re-post what you just did in the "off topic".
Caty
4 Jul 2018 #20
Well, I asked about registrating my birth certificate and then applying for a PESEL and then the Polish passport. You were complaining that the Polish consulate in Chicago and how the desire for a Polish passport has left you. WHO CARES?! With that attitude you don't deserve a Polish citizenship...
MoOli 9 | 480
4 Jul 2018 #21
I have to agree with Rich 50% on his views cuz I also had the hospital asking me money apprx 450 zl upfront to take my xray etc to treat me which is my first hand exp.I have medicover best plan they have for 5000 something zl a yr.I did have to go back to there admin office to get the paperwork and submit to medicover which credited the money to my acct.I ALSO DONT LIKE POLAND AND POLES ATTITUDE ESP LATELY.But I do like the money returns I make there and low?like NO taxes there.They raised taxes by 50% in my field,I will be paying almost 38kzl more in taxes with 0 benefits this year.Its better then US still a bit.Poles are lately up in thin air and show off like idiots compared to Americans.Who cares about Polish citizenship! its a curse anyway,KEEP POLES OUT OF USA AND MAKE THEM PAY MORE FOR VISA FEES TO USA.
Caty
5 Jul 2018 #22
So, if both of you don't like Poland and Poles and saying that Poles should be kept out of the US, why are you on this forum site?
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
5 Jul 2018 #23
Two reasons:
1. Because we can.
2. Because I am paying for the US troops in Poland.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,159
6 Jul 2018 #25
I can show you a copy of the check I wrote to the US Treasury Department. Can you?


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