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STUDENTS FROM EU COUNTRIES – REGISTERING THE RESIDENCE

If you are an EU citizen you can enter Poland on the basis of your ID document (or other valid document certifying your identity and citizenship). For stays exceeding 3 months you are obliged to Register the Residence in Pomeranian Voivodship Office in Gdańsk. It is free of charge.

Documents required to register residence:
  • 2 filled Applications for Registering the Residence
  • 2 copies of passport (or other valid document certifying your identity and citizenship)
  • 2 copies of a permanent or temporary residence permit (if the applicant is subject to a registration duty)
  • certification of enrolment for studies / course issued by the University
  • health insurance document
  • declaration about sufficient resources to cover the cost of living in Poland.

STUDENTS FROM NON-EU COUNTRIES

If you come from a non-EU country you can enter the territory of Poland on the basis of a valid passport and a visa (if required). You have to obtain the visa from the consulate of Poland in your country.

For stays exceeding 3 months or before Polish visa expires you are obliged to personally apply for a temporary residence permit in Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Gdańsk.

Documents required to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit:
  • 2 filled Applications for Residence Permit for temporary residence (105 KB)
  • 4 photographs Requirements (204 KB)
  • 2 copies of passport
  • 2 copies of visa
  • 4 copies of residence confirmation
  • certification of enrolment for studies / course issued by the University
  • confirmation of payment for tuition fee for studies / course
  • health insurance document
  • declaration about sufficient resources to cover the cost of living in Poland
  • confirmation of payment for revenue fee

For more details, please visit Pomeranian Voivodship Office website: www.gdansk.uw.gov.pl/en

Pomorski Urząd Wojewódzki (Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Gdańsk)

Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich i Cudzoziemców (Department of Citizens’ Affairs and Foreigners)

Okopowa 21/27 street (entrance from Rzeźnicka street)
80-810 Gdańsk, Poland

(58) 307 74 27

(58) 307 72 14

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 9-14, Tuesday: 11-18.