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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • RESIDENCE IN POLAND

  • 23 July 2014

     

    A non-Polish citizen may be granted permission to reside in Poland for a specified period of time (temporary residence) or a permission to settle (permanent residence).

     

    Temporary residence

     

    Permission for temporary residence may be granted, if the non-Polish citizen demonstrates that his/her residence on the territory of the Republic of Poland for a period longer than 3 months is justified, because of work, conducting of economic activity, studies, a marriage to a Polish citizen, etc. The permission for temporary residence may be granted for a period necessary for realization of purpose of the non-Polish citizen's stay in Poland, no longer than for to 2 years.

     

    Permanent residence

     

    A permit to settle can be obtain exclusively by a non-Polish citizen who meets the following requirements:

    • is a minor child of a non-Polish citizen who holds a permit to settle, born on the territory of the Republic of Poland,
    • has been married to a Polish citizen for minimum 3 years before making an application and immediately before making an application had been residing on the territory of the Republic of Poland uninterruptedly for at least 2 years on the basis of residence permit issued for a specified period,
    • immediately before making an application had been residing on the territory of Poland for a period not shorter than 10 years on the basis of a permit for a tolerated residence, or for 5 years in connection with a refugee status,
    • is a child of a Polish citizen and is under parental authority.

     

    Residence on the territory of Poland is deemed uninterrupted if it was not broken for longer than 6 month and all the breaks together did not exceed 10 months, unless the break was caused by:

     

    • fulfilment of professionals duties and work outside the territory of the Republic of Poland, on the basis of an agreement made with an employer whose place of business is situated on the territory of the Republic of Poland,
    • accompanying a spouse who fulfils his professional duties of works as defined above,
    • a need to obtain a new travel document,
    • medical treatment of an alien.

     

    Applications should be submitted to the appropriate consulate of the Republic of Poland. Non-Polish citizen already in Poland should apply directly to the appropriate regional office of a provincial governor (Urząd Wojewódzki).

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