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LEGALIZATION OF STAY


A legal long stay in Poland is allowed if the foreigner gets a residence permit – the original name of the document in Polish is Karta Pobytu. Karta Pobytu is a document that confirms identity of the foreigner during his stay in Poland.
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ADVANTAGES OF RESIDENCE PERMITS in Poland:
⋅ Stay in Poland
⋅ Borders crossing without a visa until card is valid
⋅ Ability to travel within the Schengen area (no longer than 3-month period out of 6 months)
⋅ Rights to work legally in Poland without any additional procedures (without permission)
⋅ Possibility of vehicle registration
⋅ Possibility of real estate purchase and registration
⋅ Possibility of signing a contract with mobile operators
⋅ Bank loans for a period of validity of the permit (depending on the requirements of the bank)
⋅ Business opportunities

TYPES OF RESIDENCE PERMITS in Poland:
⋅ Temporary Residence Permit (zezwolenie na pobyt czasowy)
⋅ Permanent Residence Permit (zezwolenie na pobyt stały)
⋅ Permanent Residence Permit  (Long-term EU resident – zezwolenie na pobyt rezydenta długoterminowego UE)

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT
Temporary Residence Permit (zezwolenie na pobyt czasowy) – a temporary residence permit in Poland, issued for one or two years if there are causes shown. The document provides a temporary residence permit in the country, official job and business opportunities, confirms the identity of the person and allows multiple crossing the Polish border without a visa.

PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT
Permanent Residence Permit (zezwolenie na pobyt rezydenta długoterminowego UE / zezwolenie na pobyt stały) – document that confirms permanent residence in Poland, issued for 5/10 years, and then extended. Continuous stay in Poland for 5 years with a temporary residence permit gives the right to obtain a permanent residence permit. Upon receipt of such a document, the person has the right to stay in Poland without restrictions. There is no need to confirm the right to stay in the country.

POLISH CITIZENSHIP
After 3 years in permanent residence status, non-resident is eligible to apply for Polish citizenship. Citizenship may be granted for the following reasons: birth, descent or naturalization. In the absence of Polish origin foreigner may apply for citizenship after 8-10 years of legal stay in Poland (5 years in the status of a temporary residence permit, and 3 years in the status of a permanent residence permit or 9 years in the status of the temporary residence and year in the status of a permanent residence permit). In the presence of Polish origin foreigner may obtain citizenship under the simplified procedure (obtain a permanent residence permit and apply for citizenship after 2 years of stay in Poland on the basis of permanent residence).

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