Registration of residence of a family member of an EU citizen, who is a citizen of the EU

Where and when to submit an application

The application for the registration of residence should be submitted in person to the voivode competent for the EU citizen’s place of residence, not later than the next business day after the expiration of 3 months period from the date of entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland. The requirement of personal submission does not apply to a minor.

Required documents:

  1. A completed application form for registration of residence of an EU citizen;
  2. A valid travel document or other valid document confirming his/her identity (original available for inspection).
    Note: In the case of lack of any of the above listed documents an alien will be asked to supplement it within 7 days of receipt of the call under pain of leaving the application without consideration.
  3. the certificate of registration of residence of an UE citizen, issued to an UE citizen, with whom the family member resides on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  4. Other required documents:

in the case of a spouse of an EU citizen:

  • document confirming contracting a marriage;

in case of ascendants of an EU citizen:

  • a document confirming the existence of family ties, and proof of age or certification of dependence on the European Union citizen or his/her spouse;

in case of descendants of an EU citizen:

  • a document confirming the existence of family ties and proof of age or certification of dependence on the European Union citizen or his/her spouse.

Note: In case of the need for explanation or clarification of the evidence in the case, which are in possession by the governmental body during the proceedings, the alien may be requested to provide additional documents or to give evidence of the circumstances referred to in the application.

Required Fees

There is no fee for registration of residence and issuance of certificate of registration of residence of an EU citizen.

Stamp duty for filing the power of attorney – PLN 17.00

Processing time

The case is handled immediately.

Information about the issued document

EU citizen, whose residence was registered, is issued with certificate of registration of residence of an EU citizen. In the course of a receipt of the certificate there is a requirement of presenting valid travel document. If the document will be received by the applicant’s attorney there is also a need to present the power of attorney to receive the certificate or card. An UE citizen may present other document confirming his/her identity and citizenship.

Penalties for failure to obtain a residence card of a family member of an EU citizen

Evasion of the obligation to have a residence card of a family member of a citizen is subject to a fine.

Application form