This information is not a source of law. We have taken all reasonable care to ensure that it complies with the applicable regulations. However, it should be borne in mind that it concerns typical cases that may occur frequently and may not fully address individual cases. The number and type of documents that the administrationmay request in the course of the proceedings may differ from those given depending on the specific case. If you have any further questions, please contact the competent authority to hear the individual case, read the law yourself or report to our Law Firm.
- You apply for a residence permit for a long-term EU resident, no later than the last day of your legal residence in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
- you can only collect your residence card in person;
- fingerprints will be collected from you for the purpose of issuing your residence card;
- in the case of an alien who is a minor, an application for a residence permit for a long-term EU resident is made by the parents or guardians or of one of the parents or one of the guardians established by the court;
- when applying for a residence permit for a long-term EU resident, an alien who has completed the age of 6. year of life, its presence is required;
- you should submit the documents in Polish in the originals or in a photocopy together with the originals for inspection;
- translations into Polish by a Polish sworn translator should be drawn up for foreign language documents;
- having a confirmed knowledge of Polish refers to persons who are over 16 years of age at the date of application.
Who can apply?
An application for a residence permit for a long-term resident of the European Union may be submitted by an alien who resides in the territory of the Republic of Poland legally and continuously for at least 5 years immediately before applying for authorisation and jointly fulfils the following conditions:
- has a source of stable and regular sufficient income to cover the cost of maintaining himself and the dependent family members;
- has health insurance within the meaning of the Act of 27 August 2004 on publicly funded health care benefits or confirmation of the insurer’s coverage of medical expenses in the territory of the Republic of Poland ;
- has a proven knowledge of Polish.
- 2 copies completed in accordance with the instruction of an application for a residence permit for a long-term EU resident; in cases of foreigners under the age of 13, only 1 copy of the application; Electronically fill out and print your request for your stay. (note! completing the application electronically, is not synonymous with submitting it online)
- 4 current colour photographs, undamaged, measuring 45×35 mm;
- a valid travel document (2 photocopies of all pages saved thereof containing stamps, annotations and entries, original for inspection); in cases of foreigners under the age of 13, only 1 photocopy of the travel document;
- confirmation of the payment of stamp duty
- the legal title for the occupation of dwellings (as the legal title in which the alien resides, the contract of lending of the dwelling shall not be considered unless the lending is a member, ascendor, spouse, parents of the spouse or siblings of an alien).
What is the amount of the necessary fees?
- For authorisation: 640 PLN
- For the issue of a residence card: 50 PLN