Legal residence | Immigrants in Action

NOTE: applying for permit stay only by the phone or through the Internet.


Since 1 April, applications for temporary or permanent residence permit as well as for long-term EU residents will only be accepted after previously set appointment for a specific day and time. The term can be booked by phone and by e-mail. This solution is dictated by a tremendous increase of incoming applications. These changes mean […]

Temporary stay permit: some basic information

If you are a foreigner and you plan to stay in Poland longer than 3 months, you may apply for a temporary residence permit. How can you do that? The temporary residence permit is may be obtained up to 3 years. However, its expiration date may be shorter: it depends on the reason of your […]

Refusal of legal stay? What now? The procedure of appeal.

Foreigners, who are dissatisfied with the decision of the Voivode, may appeal against it to the Head of the Office for Foreigners (UdsC) in Warsaw, through the proper Voivode who issued the decision. Written appeal should be lodged within 14 days from the date of receipt of the decision.  

The procedure of legalising a temporary stay

Foreigners who are planning to stay in Poland for a period longer than 3 months may apply for a temporary residence permit in Poland. The temporary residence permit is granted for a maximum period of 3 years. However, the validity period of the permit may be shorter if shorter stay is justified, pursuant to the […]

Fingerprints required!

According to the new law concerning legal stay in Poland, every migrant is obliged to be fingerprinted on his application in order to get the permission to stay legally in Poland. Fingerprints are taken in order to check personal data in Schengen Information System (SIS). The obligation of being fingerprinted concerns all adult foreigners and […]


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