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Old 22nd May 2011, 06:51 PM
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My partner and I are looking to retire to Poland this fall. Not Polish but have friends there. Any comments or suggestions?

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My partner and I are looking to retire to Poland this fall. Not Polish but have friends there. Any comments or suggestions?
You shouldn't have any problems unless you are coming in from a non-EU country. Mind you that you will have to go through the standard beaurocracy. You might want to consider private health insurance depending on your pre-existing medical conditions and expectations.


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You shouldn't have any problems unless you are coming in from a non-EU country. Mind you that you will have to go through the standard beaurocracy.
Actually coming from USA???

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Actually from the USA??? My friend says no problem, the Consulate said no problem but everything I find on the net says...problem!

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Actually from the USA??? My friend says no problem, the Consulate said no problem but everything I find on the net says...problem!
Based on what type of visa is your Polish residency going to be based on? You can stay in the EU indefinitely if you have a work visa. You can probably stay in Poland indefinitely without a work visa, but you will have to leave and come back to extend your tourist visa. After doing this one too many times, they might start asking questions. I really don't know how else you can do it. It's best to talk with the Polish embassy, they know best. You shouldn't be getting advice on such a serious matter from people on the internet.

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Well, the Polish Consulate in NYC, when I said we wanted to retire and what should we do...said no visa necessary since we are US citizens and to just go and apply for residency once we were there during the 90 days. Having worked in an Embassy in the past...not always certain who is answering the questions. And, am afraid they were answering a question I might not have been asking, if you know what I mean. Would hate to get there to discover we might have been crossing talking. Some place I came across that if we had letters from our bank showing adequate means.
And, that is what are friend said as well.

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Old 31st May 2011, 09:22 PM
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Well, the Polish Consulate in NYC, when I said we wanted to retire and what should we do...said no visa necessary since we are US citizens and to just go and apply for residency once we were there during the 90 days. Having worked in an Embassy in the past...not always certain who is answering the questions. And, am afraid they were answering a question I might not have been asking, if you know what I mean. Would hate to get there to discover we might have been crossing talking. Some place I came across that if we had letters from our bank showing adequate means.
And, that is what are friend said as well.
I honestly didn't know that you can just declare yourself a resident, as the EU now has very strict immigration laws. I would confirm this information with another embassy for sure. Although, people do retire in different countries all over the world. I hope everything goes well for you.

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I honestly didn't know that you can just declare yourself a resident, as the EU now has very strict immigration laws. I would confirm this information with another embassy for sure. Although, people do retire in different countries all over the world. I hope everything goes well for you.
Now you understand my concern! It's not that you can simply declare...you have to provide the usual proof of income, birth certificates, etc. But, from there?! See my confusion. Agree and will contact several of their other offices and hope I get the same answers. They are not totally a part of the EU yet, currency and a few other things as I understand it. I do appreciate your responses.

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Hi. Did you retire to Poland finally?

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Hope all is well with your move... I love it here.


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