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Hello, I have a polish wife and we have married for over 10 months and she had child for me and i have applied for resident permit at voivode office and over 9 months i have been waiting for the decision, I'm afraid of the decision and i want to know if i can use my child document (birth certificate) to apply for resident permit because my former resident i got from other EU (Lithuania) expired last year September at voivode prior to waiting for there reply...pls advice
My advice is to contact the Voivodship, which is reviewing your case and ask at what stage the procedure is.
At any stage of the procedure you have a right to add documents on your case - and yes, it is a good idea to file your child's birth certificate to your legalization documents.
Just write a letter asking to add the certificate to your file, and send a birth certificate along.
Don't be afraid to contact the office and ask about your case. You have a right to know what is happening with your case. Also, 9-months waiting is really long, you should be informed when the procedure will end - and you can ask about that.
Also, it is important that you know that being a husband of a Polish citizen you cannot be detained or deported because of illegal stay in Poland (with an exception of security situations, when your stay may be considered a threat to public security or order). So, in principle, you can await your decision safely, even though your previous lithuanian permit has expired.
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