Residence permit in Poland for family members family reunification in Poland

residence permit in Poland for family members

For significant group of our clients, investment in Poland is connected also with moving to Poland and obtaining residence permit. In some cases it involves immigration to Poland also family members of foreigner.

A temporary residence permit for the purpose of family reunification in Poland shall be granted to a foreigner’s family members only after meeting certain conditions stipulated in Polish Immigration Act.

First condition, applies to foreigner, whose family member shall apply for residence permit for the purpose of family reunification in Poland. Foreigners has to stay in Poland at least two years on the basis of temporary residence permit or permits. Secondly, the last (current) residence permit obtained by that foreigner has to be issued for a period not less than one year.

On the other hand, foreigner’s family member has to

  1. have a place of residence provided in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  2. be covered by health insurance;
  3. has a source of stable and regular income sufficient to cover the costs of maintenance for himself/herself. The requirement of having a source of stable and regular income shall be deemed to be met also if the costs are covered by a foreigner who is responsible for supporting the family member and who resides in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

The following persons shall be considered as family members, entitle to apply for residence permit in Poland:

  1. a person married to the foreigner, however such marriage has to be recognized by the law of the Republic of Poland;
  2. a minor child of the foreigner and a person married to foreigner, where such marriage is recognized by the law of the Republic of Poland, including also an adopted child;
  3. a minor child of the foreigner, including an adopted child, dependent on him, over whom the foreigner actually exercises parental authority;
  4. a minor child of the person referred to point 1, including an adopted child, dependent on him, over whom he/she actually exercises parental authority.
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