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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 residence permit for a fixed period should be submitted to a voivode competent for the place of the student`s planned stay at least 45 days before the end of the residence period based on the visa, or before the end of the period for which the previous residence permit for a fixed periodhas been granted.

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):

  • four copies of legibly filled application form
  • five passport photos (35 mm x 45 mm)
  • two photocopies of your passport and the passport to present
  • a health care insurance copy
  • a certificate from the Students Office confirming that you are a student of the University of Lodz
  • a document issued by the authorities of your dormitory confirming that you do stay there; if you rent a room or a flat, have the signed contract with the flat owner ready to present
  • your bank account statement that will confirm that at the moment of applying you have enough funds (at least 3,000 Euros) for living costs and to pay for a return ticket home 
  • the proof of payment for issuing the permit (340 PLN fee) 

II Oddział w Łodzi
08 1560 0013 2025 0305 5133 0016 (Bank Account Number)
Urząd Miasta Łodzi Departament Obsługi i Administracji Wydział Zarządzania

GETIN Bank SA w Katowicach

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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