When can I apply for a residence permit for the purpose of family reunification?
You can apply for a residence permit for family reunification if you are a spouse or minor child of a person residing in Poland based on:
- permanent or EU long-term resident’s permit;
- consecutive temporary residence permits on which he/she stays at least 2 years (at the time of applying);
- granting refugee status or permit to stay for humanitarian reasons;
- temporary residence permit issued, among others, to conduct scientific research, perform work as highly qualified employment, work under the intra-corporate transfer, take advantage of the long-term mobility of a scientist.
IMPORTANT: A temporary residence permit for family reunification entitles you to work without the need to have an additional work permit.
If you are outside Poland, your spouse or parent living in Poland can apply for a temporary residence permit for family reunification.