Immigration department

Temporary stay of family members of citizens of the Republic of Poland

Temporary stay permits for family members of citizens of the Republic of Poland are usually granted to foreigners who remain, in recognized by Polish law, matrimony with Polish citizens.

However, this permit can be applied for also by a minor child of a foreigner who remains in, recognized by Polish law, matrimony with Polish citizens and possesses the temporary stay permit for family members of citizens of the Republic of Poland.

In other words, this permit can be applied for not only by the foreigner who is a spouse of a Polish citizen, but also his child.

The period of time for which a temporary stay permit for the sake of reunion with family is granted can last up to 3 years. However, the expiration date of this permit cannot surpass the day of expiration of the temporary stay permit granted to a foreigner who is visited by his family member or with whom he or she resides in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

It is worth pointing out that a foreigner, who has been granted the temporary stay permit for a family member of a Polish citizen, is granted a consecutive permit even if a divorce or a separation occurred. However, important interest has to be ascertained in such case.

In similar situation are the widowed foreigners and those, whose minor child deceased. In such extraordinary circumstances and once the remaining prerequisites are met, the permit is granted for one time for no longer than 3 years.

CGO Law firm provides services encompassing all the above issues. 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.