5 steps to legalise your stay in Poland – STEP 4: Submit your documents

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Remember that the following instructions are for when the situation will return to normal. During a pandemic, the online calendar is suspended and applications are accepted only by post.

So you have already filled out the application form and collected all the documents. What’s next? It’s time to make an appointment at the office at the Department of Foreigners.

Applications for a temporary residence permit can only be submitted in person after arranging specific date online. Our instructions should help you with this (from page six).

You have an appointment date, but you still don’t know if you can handle your visit to the Office? We know that formal matters can be really confusing. Let’s start with some basic information!

  • You should submit your documents to Mazowieckie Province Office, Department of Foreigners, Marszałkowska 3/5, ground floor, stands 10-11, rooms 14 and 16.
  • When you enter the building, you should go straight and turn right. You do not have to take any ticket from the ticket machine – you already have your number, which you received by registering through the online calendar.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Remember that in the Office you will probably not get any information in English where to go. That is why it is important that you look around and find the right stand and room.

Office workers who will accept your application should speak English. However, we recommend taking a Polish-speaking friend 🇵🇱 to the meeting – it will make you feel more confident 😎

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If your application is accepted, you will receive a stamp in your passport. This means that your stay in Poland is legal from that day. Remember that the stamp in the passport does not entitle you to travel around the territory of other Schengen countries. You can go to your country, but you should get a visa to return to Poland.

You can find more information about the procedure here.

Remember about our informational meeting on 18th May at 12:00 p.m. and don’t forget to join the event on Facebook.