EU Citizens' Guide: Registering Residence in Poland

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What is it?

Registration of residence is a legal obligation for EU citizens living in Poland. It is necessary for persons who intend to stay in the country for more than 3 months.

Who needs it?

This process is suitable for any EU citizen living and/or working in Poland.


  1. Gather all the necessary documents listed below.
  2. Fill out the application
  3. Submit your application personally to a voivodship office or province office which is relevant to your place of stay.
  4. If accepted, you’ll receive a stamped declaration of registration on the spot.

Required Documents

  • Valid travel document or another document confirming identity and citizenship
  • Proof of health insurance or entitlement to healthcare services
  • Confirmation of having sufficient resources to support yourself and your family in Poland (bank statements or employment contracts can be used)
  • For employed persons: a statement on entrustment of work or a certificate of employment

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • The declaration of registration is free of charge but if you lose it, there is a PLN 219 fee for a replacement.
  • Declaration of registration does not grant permission to work in Poland; separate procedures need to be followed for work permit.
  • Please remember that if any of your registered details change (e.g., marriage, childbirth), you must notify the office where you registered your residence within 15 days.
  • Note: This information is based on current regulations and may be subject to change. It’s always best to check with local authorities or legal advisors for the most up-to-date information.


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