It is a time during which you were outside of the territory of Poland. The length of an interrupted stay constitutes the basis for granting a long-term EU resident permit or a residence permit due to a marriage to a Polish citizen. Interrupted stay can be no longer than 6 months, and all interruptions cannot exceed 10 months in a period of 5 years unless the break was caused by:
- performance of work outside Poland, under an agreement with the employer whose office is located in Poland;
- an exceptional personal situation requiring the presence of a foreigner outside the territory of Poland;
- leaving Polish territory to pursue practices or participate in studies provided for in the course of study at Polish universities.