Consulate General

People applying for a permission to reside for a specified period
on the territory of the Republic of Poland.
According to Art. 17 of the Aliens Act of 11th April 2001 an alien may be issued a permission to reside for a specified period if circumstances justifying such residence on the territory of the Republic of Poland for the period longer than 12 months shall be demonstrated.

Such circumstances may be:
1. Obtaining employment permission or performing other paid work in Poland,
2. Conducting economic activities in Poland,
3. Taking up studies in Poland,
4. The contraction of marriage with a Polish citizen or an alien having a permission to settle in Poland.

A permission to reside for a specified period may be issued for 2 years with the possibility of extension, however not longer than 10 years.
A permission to reside for a specified period is issued or may be refused by the Voivode appropriate with regard to the place of intended sojourn of an alien.
An alien staying abroad shall apply for a permission through a Polish diplomatic mission or a consular office appropriate with regard to the place of sojourn. An alien staying on the territory of the Republic of Poland shall apply to the Voivode appropriate with regard to the place of sojourn.