When should I apply?
You should apply if you are a foreigner married to a Polish citizen, and you hold a temporary residence permit or a permanent residence permit granted based on your marriage to a Polish citizen, and you do want to get a temporary residence permit for your minor child who lives with you in Poland.
If the child is a minor, parents or legal guardians appointed by the court shall appply on their behalf (or one of the parents or one of the guardians appointed by the court). If your child is a minor of 6 years old or over on the day of the application, their presence is required at the office.
If you apply to extend your minor child's stay in Poland before the expiry date of their legal status, they can legally remain in Poland while their application is pending. Make sure you have submitted an error-free application. If the child was born in Poland, apply immediately after obtaining the child's travel document. Their passport must be valid at this time.
Before you apply, read our tips on how to fill out an application form.
Where should I apply?
What counts is the date of postage at the post office.
During your visit, you may also file other documents that are required to get a stamp in their passport.
What documents do I need?
Documents required to obtain a stamp in your passport (i.e. formal requirements)
- Application form - filled in 1 copy as per instruction (download here). Application forms are also available in all of our offices.
- 4 photographs,
- A photocopy of the child's valid travel document (the original for inspection), in a particularly justified case, when a child does not have a valid travel document and he or she is not able to obtain one, you may present another document confirming his/her identity.
To start the proceedings you will also need a confirmation that you have paid the stamp duty.
Documents required to be granted the residence permit:
- a birth certificate,
- a copy of a parent's marriage certificate,
- copy of the parent's residence permit.
All documents are submitted in original / certified copy.
What should I know?
A temporary residence permit for a child is granted for a period corresponding to the period of validity of the parent's temporary residence permit, but not longer than 3 years. If the parent has a permanent residence permit, we grant temporary residence permit for the child for 3 years.
I have received my decison - how to get my residence card now?
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.
The residence card is issued after obtaining a positive decision on granting the permit.
Read more: How to receive a card