EU citizens

The right to live in a specific home where your life centre is located, where your family, personal and property affairs are concentrated. During the examination of your application, we will require a document that confirms that you have a guaranteed residence in Poland.

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An applicant is a person who signs the application. In the case of a minor, the application signed their parent or statutory representative.

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Depending on your place of residence, your application will be examined by a Governor from a given region (Province). The same local authority rule would apply to most applications and institutions you will need to contact. If your employer applies for a work permit, he needs to contact the local Governor based on the location of their registered office.

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It is the authority competent for issuing birth, marriage, death certificates. At the office, you can also register foreign civil-status records, change your first name and last name, get married, acknowledge a child.

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It is an insurance that covers the costs of medical treatment in Poland. Health insurance allows you to receive medical assistance form your General Practitioner (family doctor) or to receive hospital care, excluding accident insurance (so-called NNW). Your health insurance entitles you to use the services of medical facilities (health care centres, hospitals, clinics). Documents confirming having health insurance:

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The Schengen Area countries include: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, as well as Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland (the last four are non-EU Schengen countries).

Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia are EU-countries which do not belong to the Schengen area. 
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Continuous residence means that you’ve been in Poland for at least 6 months in any 12 month period. The exceptions are:

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It is a document confirming the residence of an EU citizen in Poland for at least 5 years. Learn more

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It is a document issued for an EU citizen's family member, who does not have an EU's citizenship and lives together with an EU's citizen in Poland.

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A formal request for entry and remain in Poland needs to be signed and submitted to the competent authorities on a valid application form. The form is specified by law. A current application form you will find on our website: files to download

An application submitted on not valid/current application form and/or not signed is considered as a formal error/formal deficiency.

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