Immigration department

Temporary stay permits for family members of a foreigner residing in Poland

Temporary residence permit for the sake of a family reunion is granted to the foreigner who resides in the territory of the Republic of Poland or resides in this territory for the sake of a family reunion and is a member of the family of the foreigner legally living in the territory of Poland on the statutory basis.

There are a considerable number of these statutory bases. For instance it might be the case of foreigners holding the permanent residence permit or EC long-term residence permit. As well as individuals, who have stayed in the territory of the Republic of Poland for over 2 years by virtue of subsequently issued temporary stay permits, including the cases when the application for a temporary stay permit for a family member was submitted directly before applying for a temporary stay permit for a family member- on the basis of the permit, granted to the foreigner for stay for at least 1 year.

Additionally, such permit is granted to individuals who wish to reunite with a family member residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland by virtue of a temporary stay permit for scientific research or highly qualified employment.

The above examples are only some of the circumstances that may serve as the basis for applying for the temporary stay permit for reunion with the family. It is worth noting that as a family member is considered not only the person with whom the foreigner is joined in matrimony recognized by the Polish law or a minor child of the foreigner and person with whom the foreigner is joined in matrimony recognized by the Polish law. This term pertains also to a child over whom the foreigner has the factual parental authority.

Apart from examining the prerequisites for legalizing foreigner’s residence in Poland, CGO law firm prepares and submits applications for the abovementioned permits. Additionally, we represent the applicant in all stages of the administrative proceedings and assist in gathering the appropriate documentation.