FAQ

Created on: 12.02.2020

There are few things that you should pay close attention to. 

First of all, make sure that the document was prepared on the correct form of certificate from university. Unfortunately it happens very often that students submit certificates on the not up-to-date form, so we have to ask them to submit the document again which extends the proceedings and delays the decision-making process.  

Here you can find an example of correct and up-to-date form: http://isap.sejm.gov.pl/isap.nsf/DocDetails.xsp?id=WDU20190001847

Secondly, make sure if the person who signs the certificate is authorized by the rector of your university to sign certificates for foreigners. If you are not sure about it – ask at the rector’s office. Remember that not everybody who works at university or even at the dean’s office is authorized to signed certificate for foreigners. Most frequently, persons authorized to sign certificates for foreigners are rectors, vice-rectors, deans or representatives from international office at your university. 

Also it is good to remember that if you continue your studies on a subsequent year, together with the certificate from university you should submit periodic achievement form (student grade sheet).

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Yes. Each higher education institution since Oct 1, 2019 must be approved by the minister of interior in order to accept foreign students unless this institution is not subject to mandatory approval. If you were granted a temporary residence permit for purpose of study before Oct 1, 2019, you can continue your studies even if your higher education institution is not approved to accept foreign students. Your permit will not be withdrawn.

Remember though, that if you apply for another temporary residence permit for purpose of study and the institution, in which you continue your studies, still is not approved by the minister of interior in order to accept foreign students or if there is a decision issued on the prohibition of accept the foreigners, you will be denied temporary residence permit for purpose of study.

Created on: 12.02.2020

Since  Oct 1, 2019 each higher education institution must be approved by the minister of interior in order to accept foreign students unless this institution is not subject to mandatory approval e.g. academic university, public higher education institution, military higher education institution, higher education institution of governmental services, higher education institution maintained by churches or religious associations or communities regulated by international agreement or other legislation.

Check if the institution where you study can accept foreign students: 

  1. list of higher education institutions that are exempt from mandatory approval you can find at: https://polon.nauka.gov.pl/opi/aa/ck/stnauk/upr?execution=e2s1
  2. list of higher education institution that are approved by the minister of interior you can find at: 

https://www.gov.pl/web/mswia/zloz-wniosek-o-zatwierdzanie-jednostki-lub-...

If the institution where you study is not in any of above lists or if there is a decision issued on the prohibition of accept the foreign students, you will be denied temporary residence permit for purpose of study.

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He does not have to exchange the card if his address has not changed. He should inform the office about the change of university and attach a certificate from the new university about the student's status and settlement of financial obligations towards the university, which will confirm that he still has the purpose of staying in Poland.

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Period of the language course and the number of hours of the course must justify your residence at the territory of the Republic of Poland for the period exceeding 3 months. It should be a minimum of 6-8 lesson-hours per week.

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Temporary residence permit might be denied if you are repeating a year of studies. It is caused by lack of progress in the course of study. During the proceedings for temporary residence permit we will examine what is the reason of repeating the year by checking the report on class attendance or taking exams. Please remember that each case is examined individually. If you applied for temporary residence after  April 27th 2019 we will check the progress of your studies each semester also after the temporary resident permit is granted. In case of lack of progress in the course of study the residence permit will be revoked.

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You should open a bank account in Poland and deposit your cash to the bank account. Documents confirming that you have sufficient funds are: traveller's cheque, certificate on the limit on the credit card issued by the bank that issued the credit card, issued not earlier than one month before the date of submitting the application for temporary residence permit, certificate of having means of payment in a bank or cooperative savings and credit union established in the territory of the Republic of Poland issued not earlier than one month before the date of submitting an application for a temporary residence permit, document confirming the granting of a national or foreign scholarship, certificate of employment and amount of salaries, issued not earlier than one month before the date of submitting the application for a temporary residence permit. Please remember that all documents should presented at the office in original. All the documents are to be submitted in Polish or with certified translation into Polish. We recommend to choose of the above mentioned document confirming that you have sufficient funds otherwise the temporary residence permit for studying purpose will be refused.

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Yes, you are. Remember to include in the justification, next to the indicated purpose of your stay for looking for a job, that the graduation will not be in a few months so that this will be taken into account in case of a request to complete some documents or issue a decision. If the deadline for the graduation is delayed and you want to suspend the proceedings, you can do so, but remember that your stay will not be legal after the expiry of your visa, visa-free travel or your residence card.

Created on: 11.02.2020

Documents confirming that you have sufficient funds are: traveller's cheque, certificate on the limit on the credit card issued by the bank that issued the credit card, issued not earlier than one month before the date of submitting the application for temporary residence permit, certificate of having means of payment in a bank or cooperative savings and credit union established in the territory of the Republic of Poland issued not earlier than one month before the date of submitting an application for a temporary residence permit, document confirming the granting of a national or foreign scholarship, certificate of employment and amount of salaries, issued not earlier than one month before the date of the application for a temporary residence permit. Please remember that all documents should presented at the office in original. All the documents are to be filed in Polish or with certified translation into Polish. Please do remember that if you submitted your application after April 27th 2019 you need to have sufficient funds to cover the costs of your stay in Poland, return ticket to the country of origin and costs of studies, after deducting the housing costs. Calculate how much you pay for room or apartment you rent or dormitory you live in. Then deduct this amount from the funds you have. Now calculate if the let amount is still sufficient to cover the costs of your stay in Poland, return ticket to the country of origin and costs of studies.

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