I am a US citizen, and my goal is to become a citizen of Poland. I intend to continue learning the language and culture and to integrate. I will speak with an immigration lawyer soon, but I am here to gather information prior to engaging with a lawyer.
From my research, I understand a foreigner can become a Polish citizen by investing in a business or by starting and investing in a business (source). From this article I understand one would follow these steps:
- Apply for a short-term residence permit in order to stay in Poland for more than 90 days.
- Invest 100,000 EUR in an existing, profitable business or start a business with a 100,000 EUR investment.
- Open a business bank account in Poland.
- Rent a flat and live there at least 10 months per year.
- Apply for a permanent residence permit.
- Learn the Polish language to a B1 level or greater.
- Maintain profitability of the business, and ensure taxes are paid properly.
- Live in Poland for at least 3 years.
- Apply for citizenship by investment.
(Please feel free to correct me if any steps are incorrect or missing.)
I own an existing business in the US. To maintain my Polish business's profitability, can my US business simply subcontract work out to my Polish business?