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Visa to Poland (stay more than 90 days in Poland)


1jola 14 | 1,879
9 Oct 2010  #31
And when seeking asylum, it was a complicated process.

My aunt and uncle and my cousins went that route also and kept their Polish citizenship. Strange, huh?
OP aniamagda 1 | 9
9 Oct 2010  #32
1jola:
Yes, strange indeed...Perhaps she's still a Polish citizen and doesn't even know it. Guess we'll see.
1jola 14 | 1,879
9 Oct 2010  #33
I'm glad to see you find advice from Delph useful but he has no clue since he is neither Polish nor American and has not encountered any of these issues before. The only way to "lose" your Polish citizenship is through the Polish side. If your mother in fact petitioned the Polish gov. to do that, then she is not a Polish citizen. I lived in the States for over thirty years and the only Polish citizens who emmigrated to the US I had known without retaining their Polish citizenship were the ones who petitioned the Polish government for reasons of protest against communist rule. I never understood this form of protest, but that is immaterial in this case. US allows dual citizenship, I have two passports and my daughter even has three.

You need advice from the Polish consulate and not from us, shithouse lawyers.

You must agree that I have a way with making people at ease though. :) It is a rare gift.
convex 20 | 3,978
9 Oct 2010  #34
You need advice from the Polish consulate and not from us, shithouse lawyers.

Wise comment indeed.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
9 Oct 2010  #35
True enough but look for more than one opinion. I have been told different things by different officials which forced me to check all manner of official sources to be sure.
1jola 14 | 1,879
9 Oct 2010  #36
Good point, many consulate employees are there because of conections and are not competent. She needs to establish if her mom has Polish citizenship first and then go from there. When she lands in Warsaw and flashes her US passport, they will ask for a Polish document because it clearly says the place of birth. Polish citizens are not supposed to enter the country on a foreign passport. I've had this hassle before.
tosha 2 | 7
10 Oct 2010  #37
I'm going through this right now. I have talked to the Polish Consulate in NYC and the local vovodeship (sp?) in Lodz Poland.

The consulate told me that I would have to travel outside the Schengen countries to reset my 90 days.

The town hall in Lodz said as long as I had proof I was out of Poland (receipt from a hotel in another country with my name and date on it, ex. Czech Republic, Germany) that would reset the 90 days. She also said the only issue would be the American Port Authority when returning to the US. I have yet to return to the US so I can't fill you in on that.

Depending on what airport you fly into and what kind of day the person she gets is having it could mean nothing or she could be questioned in a white room and be detained for hours. Just make sure she knows her rights, she is a US citizen. (I'm sorry if I sounded 'doom and gloom'. I spend too much time reading horror stories on the internet. If she tells them about her mother I'm sure she'll be ok)

She can apply for the residency card. I don't know if the consulate carries the paperwork for that, someone in Poland might need to pick that up at the town hall and send it to her. I'm not sure. Plus you also need proof of insurance and monetary funds for the card.
convex 20 | 3,978
10 Oct 2010  #38
You might want to check again. If you are in the Schengen zone for 90 days and take a trip to Romania for a week, you still have to wait out the rest of the 3 months before you can re-enter the Schengen zone on a tourist visa.
1jola 14 | 1,879
10 Oct 2010  #39
I'm going through this right now.

Clearly, sweetie, you have not read the thread carefully. You are not a Polish citizen and her mom might still be one. I hope you understand the difference.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,667
10 Oct 2010  #40
I wonder if the Polish government even recognized her giving up her Polish passport and declaring or renouncing

If she only declared to the US authorities, then she's still a Polish citizen and can simply come to Poland and apply for an ID card (dowod osobisty) here. In this case, it's a formality and should be in her hand within a couple of weeks.

If she did renounce it formally to the PRL authorities, then it's more complicated - but my feeling is that as the daughter of a Polish citizen, she should be able to reclaim it rather easily too.

As I've said before - I'm not sure that Poland will even issue a visa, especially given the law that anyone that can be claimed as a Polish national must enter/exit on Polish documents.

I'm glad to see you find advice from Delph useful but he has no clue since he is neither Polish nor American and has not encountered any of these issues before.

The issue is clear cut - either she has Polish citizenship or she doesn't. You don't need to be Polish or American to figure this out - in fact, Polish citizenship law is really rather simple.

US allows dual citizenship

It doesn't permit it, but it doesn't ban it either. The legal situation is rather vague - which is why foreign nationals must make a declaration of renouncation to the American authorities.

If your mother in fact petitioned the Polish gov. to do that, then she is not a Polish citizen.

But anyone who can be claimed as a Polish citizen can very easily reclaim any citizenship unless they're affected by the various nationality laws - and this woman clearly isn't.

The town hall in Lodz said as long as I had proof I was out of Poland (receipt from a hotel in another country with my name and date on it, ex. Czech Republic, Germany) that would reset the 90 days.

Hahahaa. That's why they work in the town hall and not for the border guards.

You cannot *reset* the 90 days by any other means than by staying outside of the Schengen zone. You've got 90 days in every 180 days - use them wisely!
Tuyet83nhu
16 Feb 2012  #41
Hello!
I am a Vietnammes citizen, but wants to stay in Poland for some days to take a visit Poland. I does not plan to work.

Where can I get information about getting the visa process started, resantly I stay in Vietnam now? Can someone please direct me to a website where can apply for a visa in Vietnam to stay in Poland for some days?

Thank you!
Mrs. Tuyet
mahtab
13 Mar 2013  #42
hello..i have permesso di soggiorno from italy...i wanna go to poland for 11 days....shuold i need visa?
jon357 63 | 14,134
13 Mar 2013  #43
It depends on the type of permesso.
Harry
13 Mar 2013  #44
hello..i have permesso di soggiorno from italy...i wanna go to poland for 11 days....shuold i need visa?

Depends what citizenship you are and which permesso you have. You might want to contact the Polish consulate in Rome and ask them.
AjayM
8 Oct 2019  #45
Merged:

Single parent to Poland beyond 90 days



Hi, My name is Ajay and I have visa concern (to bring financially dependent single mother to Poland on a long term basis). May I know if National D Visa or if there is any other visa that allows parent(s) to stay in Poland beyond 90days?


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