When should I apply?
If you have received the decision to grant a temporary residence permit, you do not need to submit an application for a residence card, because the residence card is issued from the office after the temporary residence permit has been granted to you and is valid for the period for which the permit was granted.
Residence card is issued ex officio also if you have been granted:
- a permanent residence permit - the card is valid for the period of 10 years from the date of issue; or
- a residence permit for a long-term resident of the EU - the card is valid for 5 years from the day of issue; or
- a residence permit for humanitarian reasons – the card is valid for 2 years from the day of issue.
Address on the residence card
The card printout is ordered after submitting the proof of payment and after providing the current confirmation of registration for a temporary stay lasting over 2 months.
If you do not submit confirmation of registration within 14 days from the date of receipt of the decision to grant a temporary residence permit, your residence card will not have a residence address.
You can also make a statement if you want to have the address on the card.
Residence card fees
The fee for issuing the card is PLN 50
The reduced fee is 25 PLN
You are entitled to reduced fee if you are:
- student, or
- student at upper secondary schools, or
- a minor child up to 16 years old, or
- in difficult financial situation.
You can also pay the fee for your residence card by bank transfer:
Wielkopolski Urząd Wojewódzki
Poznań, al. Niepodległości 16/18
Nr rachunku: 70 1010 1469 0000 3922 3100 0000
How long is the waiting time?
The residence card will be issued approximately 1 month from the submission of proof of payment and confirmation of registration/or declaration of lack of address on the card. If you have a permanent residence permit due to a Pole's Card, a printout of the residence card will be ordered after returning the Pole's Card.
What should I know?
The residence card is to be collected in person only at the Department of Foreigners in Poznań or at one of the office's delegations. Check the addresses
When a residence card issued to a minor over 13 years of age is collected, his/her presence is required. When a residence card has been issued to a minor under 13 years of age by the date of its receipt, the card shall be collected by his legal representative or guardian.
A visit to collect a residence card in Poznań can be booked in advance via the website by selecting CUDZOZIEMCY - Odbiór karty pobytu.
To collect the card in one of our regional offices, book a visit via the website by selecting CUDZOZIEMCY - Odbiór karty pobytu in the particular office where the card has been prepared for collection.
To pick up your residence card, bring a valid travel document and previous residence card, if issued.
Check if your card is ready for collection and where you can collect it in our application to avoid dissapointment.