In order to legalize your wife’s stay in Poland on the basis of marriage, your marriage must be registered at the Registry Office in Poland. Then, your wife can apply for a temporary residence permit on the basis of a marriage, which is applied to the Voivodeship Office to the Department for Foreigners. The applying procedure for a temporary residence permit lasts about 2 months, but it can be extended. During the procedure of applying for a permit, polish authorities verify the validity of a marriage, i.e. if it was not concluded outside the law. For this purpose, the spouses are asked to come the Office where they answer questions about their marriage. The first temporary residence permit is issued for a period of 1 year.