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Tamaryn replied to the thread Are you moving from UK to Poland? on the Poland forum:
MarkTV initially posted:
I am researching for a TV documentary on people who are moving from the UK to other countries to work or study or to experience a different way of life. We are looking to film a pilot where we would interview people who are preparing to move, making plans and doing research, or even just dreaming about what life abroad would be like. If you are based in the north of England and thinking about moving to Poland and would be interested in being interviewed for our film please get in touch. And if you have any questions for me, please post them below. Cheers
Tamaryn replied on June 26, 2015 with:
Hi, I'm moving to Poland to teach at an International School in London in August, however, I'm currently based in London so whilst you stipulated North I thought I would just mention my move!
Andydomelow replied on March 28, 2015 with:
Hi We are moving to Poland in the summer. We are currently living on the Wirral and we would be happy to talk to you. My email is espirion.medic@gmail.com Regards Andy
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Tamaryn posted Shipping to Poland on the Poland forum on June 26, 2015:
I am moving to Warsaw in August and would like to ship some personal things over for when I arrive. Can anyone advise me as to costs and/or companies to do this through? Thanks, Tamaryn
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adelej replied to the thread Expat around Tricity on the Poland forum:
Andydomelow initially posted:
Hello All We are moving to Poland in September when our house is finished and would like to know if there are any English speaking groups or expat groups in the Tricity area. I am English and my Partner/future wife is Polish and we will be living about 20km outside of the Tricity area. Thanks Andy
adelej replied most recently with:
Hi Andy, We are doing a straw bale house, and we have the roof on, and the walls plastered, so we are water tight! We are going over again in August to do more of the internal work. I'm currently living in Halifax, but originally from East Yorkshire. We are building two houses, this first will be our guest house, then we are building a larger one for us to live in. We are currently looking for a building to do our foundations for the larger house and trying to get some quotes. Do you know of any building firms that I could contact? Thats fantastic you are finishing your house. When do you hope to move in? Adele
nickknock replied most recently with:
I and my family live in Gdansk. I am American/Lith. I don't know of any groups. There are a lot of English speakers around Gdansk, due to tourism. Gdynia's tech crowd is growing large, and the English crowd is growing.
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KevinBlack commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Culture-Shock-in-Bydgoszcz
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
My best advice is to avoid other expats and learn the language. Do not be lazy and hang around with English speakers. If you want to meet interesting people try teaching 'business English' part time at evenings and weekends. It earns some money and it gets you out and about. (Continue)
KevinBlack replied most recently with:
I was in Bydgoszcz too. It's very good looking city and i had a great time visiting.
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ralfswan posted genealogy research assistance on the Poland forum:
I am hoping that someone can refer me to a person who is willing to do some genealogical research in the Gdansk area for me. I am looking to hire someone who lives in the Gdansk area and who has access to a car to drive to the town of Czerniki, which is about 30 miles southwest of Gdansk, and take photos of the churchyard that is located there. I will provide the specific location of the churchyard. Thank you for your assistance.
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Hi Guys, Hope you are doing very well there. I am from India. I have been offered job in reputed MNC in Wroclaw. I am having 5 years of experience in software development / web application. I am a single person, parents, no spouse. Here, I have rented out 1 bhk flat, eat 1-2 times a week out, treat myself to a very good restaurant once a month or two, drinks 3-4 times a week (usually starts off with beer and ends up with cocktails). Plus, there(in Poland) if I would like to visit other parts of Poland/Europe once a month or two for a weekend (mainly backpacking/staying in hostels), and perhaps, join a gym. On this sort of a lifestyle and keeping other basic utilities(transport, internet, heating or so) in mind, what should I tell them as my expected salary?
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tryit replied to the thread citizenship & passport on the Poland forum:
alorni2015 initially posted:
I need advice. I am applying for my citizenship & passport based on my ancestors. I want to retire in Poland. I have my own income and do not need to find a job. How do I apply? I cannot find the application on the website. What do they require? How long does it take? I need positive news right now. I appreciate any info on this. Thank you. Greetings, Dotty
tryit replied most recently with:
Where your grandparents were born doesn't matter. Citizenship does. You need an unbroken line of Polish ancestry. This is complicated by changes in citizenship law. Older law was based on the father in cases of children born to married couples. A polish grandmother married to a non-polish man would not have polish children (1920-1951). A child born out of wedlock would get citizenship through his or her mother. Citizenship was lost due to joining a foreign military or obtaining citizenship in another country. It isn't necessarily as simple as you hope. The process requires you to fill out an application, provide documentation (in polish), and evidence of your citizenship. After you complete the application, an agent in Poland will review your case and make a determination. If confirmation of citizenship is denied, you can appeal. The process is easier to complete with an attorney. There are several attorneys who offer their services to people outside of Poland. You will generally pay a single price for the entire process, which should include translations and a document search in Poland. The more complicated your individual case, the more expensive legal services will be. Most will give their opinion of your application for free. example: http://polish-citizenship.pl/index.php?lang=en
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