Apart from the law on entering the territory of Poland, as a foreigner, you are subject to certain laws that regulate your stay. Polish law introduces different requirements for EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA citizens with regard to legalisation of stay.
In general, the requirements will differ based on whether you will stay for up to 3 months, 3 months to 5 years, or reside permanently. As a student or UW employee, you will most probably be interested in the first two options.
Please note that Welcome Point provides face-to-face and online support services for legalization of stay, which include:
- information and explanation of procedures (follow the links below to learn more)
- verification of documents
- volunteer assistance during a visit to the Office for Foreigners
researchers, academic teachers, UW’s employees