Replacement of a document confirming the right of permanent residence

When should I apply?

You apply for the the replacement  of a new document certifying the permanent 
residence right within 14 days after the occurrence of the premises for the 
exchange of the document if you have lost your current document, or any 
details included in your certificate have changed, i.e. you have changed your 
name, or your document has been damaged or your face has changed significantly.

If validity period of your document expired - apply for a new certificate within at least 30
 days before the expiry of the validity of your current document.

You submit your application in-person

In very exceptional circumstances, including your health condition, it will be possible to submit your application not only in person.

The requirement to submit an application in person does not apply to minors.

Before you apply, read our tips on how to fill in the application form.

Where should I apply?

You may apply in person at the Department for Foreigners in Poznań or one of the office's delegations: Book your visit

If you cannot apply in person, please send your application by post to meet the deadline.

What counts is the date of postage at the post office.

What documents do I need?

  • Application completed in accordance with the instructions in 1 copy (application to be downloaded). You can receive a copy of your application form in our offices,
  • photocopy of a valid travel document or other document confirming your identity and citizenship (original available for inspection), if you cannot present a travel document or another document confirming your identity and citizenship, you can provide other evidence than an official document that will confirm your identity and citizenship in no doubt way,
  • 2 photos,
  • your current document confirming the right of permanent residence in the case of replacement.

What should I know?

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