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Polish immigration in UK


krissycar
22 Sep 2011 #481
My girlfriend is Polish and i am British. She has been living in UK for 2 years. She rents a flat and works full time. She does not want to get married!! Will she be able to live in England if we are not married? and for how long? She seems to think as long as she is working she can stay for the forseeable future. Please HELP!!! I dont know if we have a future here in England, if this is the case can i move back to Poland with her?
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
22 Sep 2011 #482
Please HELP!!! I dont know if we have a future here in England, if this is the case can i move back to Poland with her?

Yes she can work int he UK, she doesn't have to be married with you for that to be the case. And yes you can move to Poland if you want to.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
28 Sep 2011 #483
WE'LL SEE HOW ACCEPTING THEY ARE THEN

They can blame the government, not the immigrants!
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
28 Sep 2011 #485
KingÆthelstan - why?

Why not?
KingAthelstan 9 | 142
28 Sep 2011 #486
coz you've had the legal right to work and remain in the UK since 2004
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
28 Sep 2011 #487
you

I've actually had the legal right to live and work in the UK for much longer, however, Æthelstan (the real King Æthelstan, an internationalist if ever there was one, would never have written such nonsense) in the case of the (rather old) post you replied to, you are jumping to conclusions. There are plenty of people in Poland with British citizenship, having fought for Britain in the war and plenty more Poles who settled legally in Britain during the PRL.
KingAthelstan 9 | 142
28 Sep 2011 #488
Johnny, from having spoken to Poles here in the UK, the vast majority said they saw no need to get a British passport.

The War Poles like the guy in the great escape played by charles bronson have every right to a British Passport and are completely integrated into British society. I was taking about the post 2004 polskis. Out of curiosity how did you leave communist Poland in 67?
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
28 Sep 2011 #489
they saw no need to get a British passport.

They don't really need to nowadays - Polish citizens can live and work in Britain and vice-versa. The only advantage of a UK passport for Poles is if they want to visit the US wthout a visa.

how did you leave communist Poland in 67?

I didn't - I'm originally from Britain but live now in Poland. There are tens of thousands of Brits there and that number is increasing faster than anyone can keep statistics. I was in M&S in Warsaw not long ago and realised that the only Poles there were the staff.

Though there are plenty of Poles who left around that time - some to join family, some were given visas to leave, some took holidays or went on business trips etc and didn't come back and a whole raft of people left in 68 due to political conflict. These were generally highly educated and skilled people who were snapped up by whatever country they settled in.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
28 Sep 2011 #490
I was in M&S in Warsaw not long ago and realised that the only Poles there were the staff.

Same as in every other M and S so.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
4 Dec 2011 #491
youtube.com/watch?v=RJvCcd5y-lI&feature=related shameful. May I remind the Indians and Pakistanis in the video that they have their own countries called India and Pakistan. They are not properly British like I am for that very reason. Britain was nice enough to welcome them and allow their trades to flourish so they should extend the same privelege to newcomers. That's my take and I will not accept being called a racist. It's about fairness. The Indians and Pakistanis I came across were nice people who just got on with things and their presence was welcome as they served local communities.


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