My situation is complicated, but requires a simple answer.I am currently working in Poland without a work permit, residency card, or "permission" that one would be assured as legal. In Poland, there is no law which prevents me from working as long as I have a Zameldowania document which is currently valid (I was told this verbally by an office worker in the Urzad Wojewodzki--immigration office--) I asked this woman point blank-- "If I can do this bouncing back and forth thing to the Czech Republic, Germany or to Ukraine, and legally work (I have my own business set up legally in Poland) ... why am I even applying for a residency card?" She said, "I don't know." I know what the internet says... that I have to leave for 180 days and come back for 90. But this doesn't seem to be what everyone is doing, nor what the Urzad Wojewodzki has told me. A Zameldowania is a document which grants me temporary stay in Poland (Confirmation of Registration for temporary stay). I know some people and have heard of more who stay for 90 days, leave Poland and stay in another country (doesn't matter which) for 24 hours and then return to Poland and reset their Zameldowania and also their 90 day stay USA travel visa agreement. Apparently this is legal because Poland was adopted into the EU after this previous law saying that you can leave the country for 24 hours and come back.I have done this once. I was applying for a residency card at the time. I flew to Germany for the weekend and when I came back, I showed my ticket to the Zameldowania office. They granted me 90 more days barely giving my Germany plane ticket a glance. I need to do this again this month (end of August).The problem is that to every other country, this may appear as though I have overstayed my visa. I have no exit stamp on my passport since my arrival in Poland (March 2012) so my worry is if I travel anywhere such as the U.K. or USA, they will see my passport and not see an exit stamp, thereby viewing my case as an overstay of the Schengen laws.I have spoken to Polish Border patrol (+48800422322) and they have told me that no one will stop me through the border (for the time I went to Germany). There were no passport customs people because Germany is Schengen. I have also spoken with the US Embassy 3 times on the phone. The first, a guy told me to do what I said above but to go to the Ukraine so that I get a stamp on my passport (easier to prove with the Zameldowania... but like I said, it was easy and they barely glanced at this plane ticket without a stamp). I want to know if you have any information or could you find out any information about this.Please contact me with your answer : +48883145157
State/Country relating to question: Poland
Contacting the Polish Border Patrol, The US Embassy and my friends from various countries.
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Since no one can answer my question, I'd prefer to drop the question... hopefully without paying the fee. The internet will not have the answer to my question. I would need someone to look at it who is versed in international customs laws.
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