Can I get EU status as a South African married to a Pole?


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By Linda Klecha - Posted on
27 March 2017

Hi guys!

I am finding it extremely hard to get the information I need, online.

Hopefully you would be able to assist me or point me in the right direction for answers and help with the procedure.

* I am a South African citizen and married my Polish husband here in South Africa. We have been together for more than 10 years.

* We want to move to Poland towards the end of the year to assist with the caring of his parents as well as then live there.

* Their ages are 16 and 18 and are coming with us. They will most probably end up travelling by themselves once we are there.

I need to know what the process is and what the way is forward for us to get everything in place in order for us to settle there.

I look forward to hearing from you and your assistance.

LINDA KLECHA

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Apologies, my kids are 16 and 18, not the parents!! They are not his biological kids, I also need to know what their status will be.

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Hey, Linda

I usually find that the best way to get detailed specifics is to contact the Polish Embassy in one's country directly. However, from what I can tell, you would need to live in Poland for two uninterrupted years with your husband in order to apply for a settlement permit. Is your husband still a Polish citizen? Thereafter, your children would be able to join you, but only if they haven't reached the age of majority. I suggest you look at the citizenship requirements for Poland here to see if your children qualify. 

Does this help? For future reference have a look at the Moving to Poland guide to get a better idea of what life might be like. 

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Thank you Kate, really appreciate your advice!

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It's my pleasure, Linda! Did you manage to get in contact with the relevant people?

Best wishes
Kate
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