It is probably accurate to say that if you spend enough money on a lawyer, you can tie them up in enough paperwork and trouble for a decent amount of time. But the cost of that could be horrific.
They were not technically deported and were not fined either.
Likewise - it seems to be the standard punishment where it's just a clear cut case of not having the work permit/residency card. I just wonder what chance she has of pleading ignorance - the problem is that the Straz Graniczna have highlighted problems with her address.
It's impossible to advise really - apart from that she needs a lawyer who knows his stuff - and maybe someone connected to the office as well.
Or if they have decided on something, whats done is done?
Hmm - it depends how they do it. Either way, it could be costly and with no guarantee of a positive result - because the "facts" aren't disputed. My gut feeling is that you should try and be as open and honest as possible - but I fear that they will just say "it's your obligation, not ours".
What may happen is that they will simply deny your renewal of the residence permit and you'll have 90 days from the expiry date to either apply for a new one or leave. I suspect they may not want to go to the trouble of formally banning you - but who knows?
I would leave now while the goings easy, the police treat people like you as criminals, you could be in prison for a long time till the authorities go thru all the red tape
Nonsense. They may stick Chechens in holding areas prior to deporting, but no-one is going to go to prison for this offence - kicking you out is much easier!
I even went to the Tax Office to get a declaration stating I don't owe taxes to the state, which is a required document in the application.
I would make sure that they're aware of this at the interview - it still doesn't excuse you, but it might just encourage them to slap you with a fine rather than kicking you out.