Śląski Urząd Wojewódzki w Katowicach

Foreigners

  • I

    Who does it apply to?

    An application for granting temporary residence permit can be submitted if there are circumstances justifying the stay on Polish territory for a period longer than three months, with the exception of a temporary residence permit granted due to circumstances that require a short-term stay.

  • II

    Purpose of stay for which temporary residence permit could be granted

    1. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE AND WORK when the purpose of stay on Polish territory is to work,

    2. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF WORK IN A PROFESSION REQUIRING HIGH QUALIFICATIONS where the purpose of the foreigner's stay on Polish territory is highly qualified work,

    3. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF WORK FOR A FOREIGNER POSTED BY FOREIGN EMPLOYER TO THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND where the purpose of the foreigner's stay in Poland is work conducted by a foreigner posted by a foreign employer to the territory of the Republic of Poland,

    4. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS if the purpose of the foreigner's stay on Polish territory is to conduct business under the laws in this regard in that territory,

    5. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDYING when the purpose of stay is to attend the first degree studies, second degree studies or master's degree or third-degree studies, which are full-time studies or PhD studies, even if these studies are a continuation of or complement of studies undertaken by the foreigner on the territory of another Member State of the European Union. Permit is also granted to a foreigner who intends to take a preparatory course for studies in Polish language,

    6. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING RESEARCH granted to a foreigner who is a scientist, where the purpose of his stay on Polish territory is to conduct research or development work under contract for carrying out a research project concluded with a research unit , approved for this purpose by the minister responsible for science on the basis of the decision,

    7. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF POLISH CITIZENS is granted to a foreigner who is married to a Polish citizen or to a foreigner who is a minor child of a foreigner married to a Polish citizen and having a temporary residence permit for family member of a Polish citizen,

    8. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF FOREIGNERS granted to a foreigner who is married to a foreigner residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland on a specific basis or is a minor child of this foreigner or a minor child of a foreigner married to a foreigner residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland,
    1. STAY ON POLISH TERRITORY OF FOREIGNERS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING. A foreigner, in respect of whom there is a presumption that he is a victim of trafficking in human beings, is issued a certificate confirming the existence of this presumption. Temporary residence permit for victims of trafficking is granted to a foreigner if all of the following conditions are satisfied: 1) the foreigner resides on Polish territory, 2) cooperates with the body leading the criminal proceedings for the offense of human trafficking, 3) severed contacts with persons suspected of committing the above crime,

    2. PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE DUE TO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES shall be granted if circumstances which are the basis to apply for this permit justify the residence on the territory of the Republic of Poland for a longer period than 3 months,

    3. TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEASONAL WORK is granted to a foreigner from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and the Ukraine, whose purpose of stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland shall be performance of seasonal work,

    4. TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF WORK UNDER THE INTRA-CORPORATE TRANSFER. The permit is granted to a foreigner, whose purpose of stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland shall be performance of work as a manager, specialist or a trainee employee in the host entity, seated within the territory of Poland, to which the foreigner has been temporary delegated by the parent undertaking,
    1. TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF MOBILITY. The permit is granted to foreigner who wants to enter and reside within the territory of the Republic of Poland to work at the host entity under intra-corporate transfer for the purpose of using the mobility,

    2. TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INTERNS if the purpose of the foreigner's stay on Polish territory is to start an internship in an organizational unit approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs,

    3. TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR VOLUNTEERS if the purpose of the foreigner's stay on Polish territory is the participation in volunteering as part of the European Voluntary Service program.

  • III

    Documents

    The foreigner is obliged to:

    • present a valid travel document. In particularly justified cases, when a foreigner does not have a valid travel document and has no possibility to obtain it, he may present another document confirming his identity.
    • submit a completed application form and attach to the application:

                    3 recent photographs - intact, in colour, measuring 35 x 45 mm, made in the past 6 months, against a light background, having good focus, clearly showing the eyes and face from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so that the face occupies 70-80% of the photo; photograph should show the person without a hat and dark glasses, looking straight ahead with eyes open, not covered by hair, with a natural facial expression and mouth closed;

    Note: A foreigner wearing a head covering in accordance with the principles of his religion can attach to the application a photograph showing him wearing head covering, if the image of the face is fully visible. In this case, the application shall be accompanied by a foreigner’s statement on belonging to a religious community.

    Note - lack of any of these documents is the formal defect of the application, which in the case of not correcting it after a call by the voivode responsible for the case will result in leaving the application without consideration.

    • documents necessary to confirm the data included in the application and circumstances justifying application for temporary residence permit
    • proof of payment of stamp duty;

    Additional documents:

    In the case of applying by a foreigner for a permit for temporary residence and work, a permit for temporary residence for the purpose of work in a profession requiring high qualifications or a temporary residence permit for the purpose of conducting business activity, if the purpose of the foreigner's stay is to perform work by holding a position in the management board of a limited liability company  or a joint stock company that he/she established or whose shares or stock he/she acquired purchased or running a limited partnership or limited-joint stock partnership by a general partner, or acting as a proxy-

    along with the application form for a temporary residence permit should be attached to Annex No 1 filled out by the entity entrusting work to the foreigner (the employer).

    In addition, in the case of applying for a temporary residence permit for the purpose of work in a profession requiring high qualifications a foreigner shall – fill in the application form and annex No 2. While submitting the application foreigner shall also attached annex No 1, filled in by an entity entrusting performance of a paid activity to the foreigner (by foreigner’s employer). Application forms can be downloaded below.

    Downloads:

    - Application Form  (does not involve number 12 iand13)

    - Annex 1

    - Annex 2

    - GDPR Information Clause

  • IV

    Charges

    Stamp duty for temporary residence permit -PLN 340,

    Stamp duty for temporary residence and work permit – PLN 440,

    Stamp duty for temporary residence permit for the purpose of work in a profession requiring high qualifications – PLN 440,

    Stamp duty for temporary residence permit for the purpose of mobility - PLN 440,

    Stamp duty for temporary residence permit for the purpose of work under the intra-corporate transfer -  PLN 440,

    Stamp duty for temporary residence permit for the purpose of seasonal work – PLN 170,

     

    The stamp duty can be paid in cash at the cash desk at the Municipal Office in Katowice or cashlessly (bank transfer) to the mentioned below bank account of Municipal Office in Katowice:

                                                                                 

    Bank PKO BP S.A.

    52 1020 2313 2672 0211 1111 1111

    According to the Art. 6 par. 1 point 3 of the Act of November 16, 2006 on stamp duty, proof of payment for the permit should be attached to the application when submitting the application.

     

    A person applying for a permanent residence permit, possessing a valid Polish Card, is exempt from stamp duty.

     

    Fee for issuing a residence card: 50 PLN .

    The fee can be paid in cash at the cash desk at the Silesian Provincial Office in Katowice or cashlessly (bank transfer) to the mentioned below bank account of the Silesian Provincial Office:

     

               National Bank of Poland District Branch in Katowice

          67 1010 1212 0053 4022 3100 0000

     

    Note -  The applicant is obliged to provide proof of payment of stamp duty.

  • V

    Where submit the documents

    • in Silesian Voivodship Office Chancellery in Katowice, Jagiellońska 25 St, room no 161,
      posts no 23 and 24,


    • in Silesian Voivodship Office in: Bielsko-Biała,Piastowska 40 St, ground floor, room no  14,

    • in Silesian Voivodship Office in Częstochowa, Sobieskiego 7 St, first floor, the chancellery, room no 67.

     

    It can be also sent to the following address :

     

    Śląski Urząd Wojewódzki w Katowicach
    Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich  i Cudzoziemców, Oddział do Spraw Cudzoziemców,
    ul. Jagiellońska 25, 40-032 Katowice

Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich i Cudzoziemców