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  • RESIDENCE LEGALIZATION IN POLAND

  • RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE LONG-TERM RESIDENT
    OF THE EU ON THE TERRITORY OF POLAND

     


    source of information: Mazowiecki Voivodship Office
     www.mazowieckie.pl

    Detailed information regarding the receipt of the permit is to be found:

    • in the Act of 13 June 2003 on Foreigners (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2006 No. 234, item 1694, as amended)
    • on the website: www.mazowieckie.pl

    Documents:

     

    • 4 copies of the application for the residence permit for the long-term resident of the EC filled out in compliance with the instruction WE
    • 4 up-to-date, colour undestroyed photographs, dimensions: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm, taken in the last 6 months on a single light background with good focus and clearly showing the eyes and face from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so as the face occupy 70-80% of the photographs; photographs presenting a person without head covering and dark glasses, looking straight ahead with eyes open and natural expression of the face and mouth closed, face can not be covered with hair (providing additional photo will definitely facilitate the proceedings)
    • Valid travel document (3 photocopies)

    Additionally the following shall be enclosed:

     

    • Documents confirming the required uninterrupted stay in Poland
    • Documents confirming stable and regular source of income sufficient to cover the costs of living for the applicant and family members supported by him/her
    • Documents confirming health insurance taken up
    • Documents confirming the amount of the costs of residence
    • Confirmation of registration for temporary residence
    • Legal title to occupy the apartment in which the applicant stays or intends to stay

    The agreement on the lending for use of the apartment shall not be deemed to constitute legal title to the apartment unless the lender is the foreigner's descendant, ascendant or spouse, parents of the spouse or the brothers or sisters of the foreigner.

     

    Conditions of receiving the permit:

     

    Residence permit for the long-term resident of the EC shall be granted to an alien who has stayed on the territory of the Republic of Poland directly before the submission of the application, legally and uninterruptedly, for at least 5 years and who has:

     

    1.  stable and regular source of income sufficient to cover the costs of living of himself/herself and the family members supported by him/her  

    2. health insurance within the meaning of the regulations on common health insurance or confirmation that the insurer will cover the costs of health treatment on the territory of the Republic of Poland

     

    Important:

     

    • Residence permit for the long-term resident of the EC shall be granted for indefinite time
    • The application shall be submitted during legal stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland
    • The application for the permit submitted by the alien who:
      1. stays on the territory of the Republic of Poland in order to study or receive vocational training
      2. has the permit for tolerated stay, asylum, refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland or benefiting from supplemental or temporary protection
      3. applies for the refugee status or for asylum
      4. is an „au pair" or seasonal employee, or is delegated by the service provider in order to provide transnational services or service provider who provided transnational services
      5. was detained, put in a guarded facility, in the arrest for the purpose of deportation, with respect to whom preventive measure has been applied in the form of prohibition to leave the country or who was deprived of freedom in the result of the enforcement of decisions issued based on respective law of the Republic of Poland or benefiting from temporary protection
      6. stays illegally on the territory of the Republic of Poland
      7. stays on the territory of the Republic of Poland on the basis of uniform stay visa authorizing to only enter the territory of the Republic of Poland for the purpose referred to in Article 28 clause 1 point 11
      8. stays on the territory of the Republic of Poland on the basis of the residence permit for a fixed period under Article 53 clause 1 point 5 or 7 pursuant to Article 53a  clause 1 point 1 lit. a
      9. stays abroad

     shall be left unexamined

     

    • The case starts to run from the moment when the set of documents is submitted
    • Documents shall be prepared in Polish, and translation of original documents shall be made by sworn translator or consul
    • Originals of the submitted documents should be presented
    • The application shall be filled out in Polish, in legible manner, in capital letters
    • Power of attorney:alien may be represented by attorney in fact appointed on the basis of written power of attorney. The party when appointing attorneys in fact shall nominate one of them as appropriate for receiving notifications and shall notify the authority which is in charge of the proceedings thereof; when traveling abroad, the party shall appoint the attorney in fact for receiving notifications in Poland; in the event such obligations are not met, the communication shall be deemed to have been delivered at the existing address
    • Alien who received the residence permit for the long-term resident of the EC shall be issued with residence card valid for 5 years
    • Alien shall collect residence card in person

    Uninterrupted stay:

     

    • Stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland shall be deemed uninterrupted if none of the interruptions in the stay was longer than 6 months and if it has not exceeded in aggregate 10 months unless the interruption was caused by:
      1. performance of professional duties or employment outside of the territory of the Republic of Poland, based on contract concluded with the employer whose registered office is located on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
      2. accompanying the spouse who performs professional duties or who works in conditions referred to in point 1;
      3. health treatment of the alien.
    • 5 year period of stay shall not include the stay of the alien:
      1. who was detained, put in a guarded facility, in the arrest for the purpose of deportation, with respect to whom preventive measure has been applied in the form of prohibition to leave the country or who was deprived of freedom on the basis of decisions issued pursuant to law
      2. as an „au pair" or seasonal employee, or delegated by the service provider in order to provide transnational services or service provider who provided transnational services
      3. on the basis of uniform stay visa authorizing to only enter the territory of the Republic of Poland for the purpose referred to in Article 28 clause 1 point 11, stay visa issued in order to commence or continue studies (visa, referred to in Article 33) or residence permit for a defined period of time granted on the basis of Article 53 clause 1 point 5  or 7 or Article 53a clause 1 point 1 a) or clause 2 of the Act on aliens
      4. as the head, member of the personnel of diplomatic mission, manager of consular office and member of the consular personnel of foreign state and other equivalent of such persons based on law, treaties or generally agreed international practice
    • 5 year period of stay shall include half of the period of stay of the alien based on the visa granted in connection with studies or vocational training or the residence permit for a fixed period granted in connection with circumstances referred to in Article 53 clause 1 point 16 (commencement or continuation of regular higher studies or regular PhD studies) or Article 53a clause 1 point 1 lit. b (commencement or continuation of vocational training).

    Note:

     

    In the course of the administrative proceedings pending, the alien may be called to personally appear in order to clarify material circumstances necessary to make a decision and an obligation may be imposed on the alien to submit other documents which shall enable the administrative authority to accurately clarify the case and make a decision taking into account both the social interest as well as the legitimate interest of the party.

     

    The costs of residence include the amount of fixed charges related with the use of the occupied apartment calculated per number of persons living in such an apartment, and moreover, the fees and charges for the supply of power, gas, water, sewage discharge, waste and liquid waste discharge. 

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