Appeal from a negative decision

If you do not agree with the decision received, you can appeal to the Head of the Office for Foreigners (Szef urzędu ds. Cudzoziemców) via the voivode who has issued the decision. Written appeal letter should be submitted within 14 calendar days from the date of receipt of the decision. 

If an appeal is not submitted within that period, the decision becomes final.

How should I write the appeal letter?

Fortunately, the appeal does not have to be written in advanced legal language, so we advise you to use online translators and send a document to Welcome Point to correct any mistakes. You can also use the assistance of one of the NGOs described in this section.

Do I have to attach any other documents?

Together with the appeal letter, you have to attach all the documents that will show the authorities that you still fulfill all requirements for obtainingthe residence card. That means that the missing documents are crucial, but you also have to make sure they still have your valid insurance, valid lease agreement, valid bank statement and so on. As the procedures take such a long time it is possible that those that were attached at the beginning of the procedure are simply no longer valid.

How should I sumbit all the appeal documents?

The appeal letter should be submitted in person to the Departmental Office at 3/5 Marszałkowska Street in Warsaw (ground floor, stand 8, after collecting a ticket with the letter “A”), through the Customer Service Point of the Mazovian Voivodship Office in Warsaw, pl. Bankowy 3/5, (entrance F from Solidarności Avenue) or sent by post.

If you decide to send the documents by post, please remember to collect the letter registration recepit from the post office.

Address the envelope to the below address:

Mazowiecki Urząd Wojewódzki w Warszawie

Wydział Spraw Cudzoziemców

Marszałkowska 3/5

00-624 Warszaw

(Szef Urzędu ds. Cudzoziemców)

How long does it take to get an answer regarding the appeal?

The appeal procedure usually lasts 7 months or more.