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Registration of a temporary residence for over 3 months

The registration of a temporary residence exceeding 3 months shall be made in the municipal office or in the county office competent as for the foreigner’s place of residence, by filling in a special form of registering a temporary residence. The said form shall confirm the fact of the residence in the dwelling premises, made by its owner or other entity having the legal title to the property (e.g. the tenant). The confirmation should take place in the form of a legible signature with date when the latter was put. This applies to the situations when a foreigner uses a flat that belongs to another person.

The following documents shall be provided in the case of the residence registration exceeding 3 months:

• a valid travel document (passport), or – in the case of the EU citizen – another valid document confirming the identity and citizenship;

• a document that forms the basis of legal residence on the Polish territory for the time exceeding three months (e.g. visa, residence card, the decision to grant a fixed-term domicile permit, a document of registering the residence of the EU citizen, the residence card of a family member of the EU national etc.) – for more information about visas, see the section Visas; the information on a fixed-term domicile permit and the residence card for a non-EU national can be found in the section Legalization of the residence in Poland – non-EU nationals; the details on the certificate that confirms the registration of the residence of the EU national and the residence card of a family member of the EU national are available in the section Legalization of the residence in Poland – EU nationals);

• a document confirming the owner’s or tenant’s legal title to the property (e.g., a deed, rental agreement, etc.).

One should also provide the address of a temporary residence registration that exceeds 3 months and to specify the duration of the registered residence.