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Polish citizenship guide


A fixed-term domicile permit

A fixed-term domicile permit is granted to a foreigner for a period that enables him to carry out the aim of his stay in Poland, but not more than 2 years.

In case of people who intend to begin or continue studies, education or vocational training, or carry out research in Poland, a fixed-term domicile permit can be granted for a period not exceeding 1 year.

The period for which a fixed-term domicile permit is granted to the foreigner’s family member corresponds to the validity period of the permit granted to the foreigner to whom his family member intends to arrive, or has arrived to reunite with his family. In such situation, the permit is granted for a period not longer than 2 years.

A minor child of the foreigner who holds a fixed-term domicile permit, is granted a fixed-term domicile permit for a period up to the date by which this permit was granted to its parent or guardian.

A foreigner is obliged to leave Polish territory before the expiry of the fixed-term domicile permit granted to him, unless he obtained another fixed-term domicile permit, a settlement permit or a residence permit for a long-term resident of the European Communities. Otherwise, he may be expelled from Poland with no possibility of arrival for a period of 3 to 5 years.
In addition, when there was a decision to expel a foreigner from Poland, the data of such a foreigner is transmitted to Schengen Information System (SIS) in order to refuse the permit for the entry to the entire territory of the Schengen zone for the above-mentioned period. More about the Schengen zone, see chapter Schengen zone.