Residence / visa

Residence and visa

Registration

All foreigners are required to register within 30 days from their arrival date. The registration is free of charge. You can get an application form from the hall of residence with the confirmation that you are staying there. If you are not staying at University's accommodation you will need to bring with you your rental contract with you (or come with the person who rents or owns the flat or the house).

You should register at:  
The Office for Citizens Affairs of the City Hall
(Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich, Urząd Miasta)
address: ul. Libelta 16/20
Office is open:
Monday, Thursday                       8.00 – 17.00
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday        7.30 – 15.30

EU citizen registration of residence

Students from EU-countries do not need a visa to study in Poland. If the student’s stay in Poland is longer than three months then they are required to apply for an EU citizen registration. Students who wish to do an internship in Poland or enter other kind of

All foreigners are required to register within 30 days from their arrival date. The registration is free of charge. You can get an application form from the hall of residence with the confirmation that you are staying there. If you are not staying at University's accommodation you will need to bring with you your rental contract with you (or come with the person who rents or owns the flat or the house). EU citizens also need to have EU citizen registration of residence.

Visa and residence permit (for non-EU citizens)

Non-EU students coming to Poland are required to obtain a visa in their home country from a Polish embassy or a consulate. The visa should be issued for the whole period of your stay. It is not possible to extend the visa in Poland. For more information about obtaining the visa contact the Polish diplomatic and consular establishment in your country.

http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/polands_missions_abroad/polish...

If your visa expires before the end of your stay in Poland you should apply for a temporary residence permit (zezwolenie na pobyt tymczasowy). It is mandatory to do it at least 45 days  before your visa expires at:

Department for Foreigners of the Voivodship Office:
Urząd Wojewódzki - Oddział ds. Cudzoziemców
address: Plac Wolności 17, 4th floor, room 8
Monday    9.30 – 18.00
Tuesday- Friday    8.15 – 15.15

You should also have your passport with you. There is also a fee for the permit 50 PLN which you will have to pay upon receiving it.

All necessary information  and forms are available http://www.poznan.uw.gov.pl/en

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