Polish citizenship

It is required when applying for a residence permit for a long-term resident of the EU or a recognition as a Polish citizen. You meet this requirement if:

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A written statement authorising a designated person to obtain information on the state and course of your case. The scope of authorisation covers only access to information. To authorise a person to receive information is not the same as the power of attorney.

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A notary public is a lawyer appointed by the Minister of Justice, authorized to draw up notarial deeds and other notarial papers, such as, i.e. notarially authenticated copy/certified copy, notarial power of attorney, notarial certificate. Documents prepared before a notary following the law are public domain documents. Find a notary public.

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Any proceedings suspended on your request you can reopen anytime by submitting a request to reopen proceedings. It doesn't require any special justification. All you have to do is write that the suspended proceedings can be taken up again. Do remember to let us know if there are any changes to your address. You have 3 years to request to reopen your case, counted from the suspension date. After that, we shall assume, that you do withdraw your application altogether and your case will be closed.

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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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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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There are documents without which the initiation of the proceeding is not possible, for example: completed and signed application form, photographs, a valid travel document (passport) etc.

The procedure of the application formal assessment is an initial stage during which your application form is being verified. All the required documents are being checked to enable the procedure of legalization of your stay. This stage of your procedure is the initial stage.

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