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Citizens of

  • the European Union
  • Switzerland
  • countries belonging to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

may enter Poland without a visa and remain on the Polish territory without legalising their stay for three months. If a period of stay in Poland is longer than three months, the EU citizens are obliged to register their stay. In order to obtain the residence permit, documents have to be submitted by the student in person by the first day of the 4th month from their entering the Republic of Poland.

Citizens of non-EU/EFTA countries should obtain a visa from a Polish diplomatic post in their country before coming to Poland. If they wish to prolong their stay in the Republic of Poland, an application for a temporary residence permit should be submitted to a voivode competent for the place of the student`s planned stay no later than on the last day of legal stay in Poland.

The list of necessary documents that you must present at the Łódź Vivodeship Office (Department for Civil Affairs and Foreigners, 103 Piotrkowska Street, 90-425 Łódź):

  • two copies of legibly filled application form
  • four passport photos (35 mm x 45 mm)
  • photocopy of your passport and the passport to present
  • a health care insurance
  • a certificate from the Students Office confirming that you are a student of the University of Lodz
  • sufficient financial means to cover the costs of living in Poland (at least 543 PLN or equivalent in another currency for every month of your stay) and return trip to the country of origin or residence (200 PLN I you are from country neighboring Poland or 2500 PLN if you are from a country not being a member of European Union)
  • the proof of payment for issuing the permit (340 PLN fee) and for the card (25 PLN)


Transfer title: Opłata skarbowa 340 zł
Beneficiary: Urząd Miasta Łodzi
Bank: Getin Noble Bank S.A. w Katowicach, II Oddział Łódź
Bank account: 08 1560 0013 2025 0305 5133 0016

Transfer title: Opłata za wydanie karty pobytu 25 zł
Beneficiary: Łódzki Urząd Wojewódzki w Łodzi
Bank account: 88 1010 1371 0097 0022 3100 0000


Detailed information about coming to the Republic of Poland

The list of Polish Diplomatic Missions Abroad

The Lodz Voivodship Citizen’s and Foreign Affairs Department - Polish website

Instructions of applying for residence permit


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