Issue of the residence card ex officio

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:

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.

Declaration form to download

Residence card fees

The fee for issuing the card is PLN 50

PAY ONLINE 

The reduced fee is 25 PLN

PAY ONLINE 

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?

Read our guide

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.

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FAQ

Can my residence be collected by my spouse/ representative/ employer?

No, you need to collect your residence card in person. When you collect your card, the you need to be fingerprinted in order to verify the data stored electronically in the card chip.

Who can collect the residence card for a child?

The child's parent or legal guardian. The child from whom the fingerprints were taken at the time of application must be present at the reception of the card (child over 13 years old).

When a residence card has been issued to a minor under 13 years of age by the...

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Does an under-age child (a minor) have to be present at the time of collection of the card?

The child from whom the fingerprints were taken must be at the time of application (child over 13 years old).

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...

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Does the address have to be on the residence card?

The residence card can be issued without a registered address. When submitting an application / or after receiving a decision, make a written statement that you are asking for a card without a registered address. If you want the registered address to be included on the residence card, submit a ...

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If I don't have a PESEL number, can I get a card?

Yes. A PESEL number is not required to print a residence card. If you have a PESEL number, you can ask for it to be placed on your residence card.