Invitation

A form filed with an appropriate taxing authority that reports income, expenses and other pertinent tax information. Tax returns must be filed annually for an individual or business with reportable income, e.g. your wages/salary.

 

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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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Financial resources that you must provide for the invited foreigner. Currently, they amount to 515 PLN for you and each dependent family member and each invited foreigner monthly. If you cover the above costs together with your spouse, you need also present your spouses' written consent to cover the expenses and evidence of their financial resources.

The invited foreigner's return travel costs to the country of origin or residence are as follows:

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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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A certificate of sponsorship/an invitation is an official document confirming that the inviting person, e.g. a Polish citizen, has assumed the obligation to cover the costs related to the planned stay of the invited foreigner in Poland. The costs include accommodation and meals as well as the foreigner's return trip to their country of origin. The possibility of fulfilling this obligation is verified during the examination of the application for entry of the invitation in the Register of Invitations. Learn more

 

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The Governor is the regional representative of the central government. The Governor acts as the head of central government institutions at the local level and as such has the authority to issue the decision granting you a permit to remain 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 a residence title that together with a valid passport entitles you to enter and stay in the Schengen area ("Schengen States"). It might allow you to:

  • either transit through or an intended stay in the territory of the Schengen States of a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180 days ("short-stay visa"),
  • or transit through the international transit areas of airports of the Schengen States ("airport transit visa").

This visa is marked with a "C" symbol.

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