Business activity

Procedure for submitting application

The application shall be submitted in person, not later than on the last day of legal residence on the territory of the Republic of Poland

When submitting the application, the foreigner is obliged to submit fingerprints.
If the application is not submitted in person or is sent by post – you will be summoned to appear in person within a period not shorter than 7 days from the delivery of the summons on pain of leaving the application unprocessed.

Place of application:

Department of Civil Affairs and Foreigners
Branch for Work Permits and Registration of Invitations and EU Citizens
Receiving applications ul. Konarskiego 1-3, 85-066 Bydgoszcz, building B, III floor, room 33.

To apply, register your visit online

Register your visit

and prepare the necessary documents:
1. The application form for a temporary residence permit completed in accordance with the instructions (all boxes), signed legibly with the name and surname in Latin characters;

2. Annex No 1 – only if you perform a function of a board member
Attention! The form attached to the application must be duly completed, also on page 4 (statement of criminal record) and signed by name and surname of the competent person.

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3. 4 current “biometric” photographs – intact, colour, 35 x 45 mm in size, taken over the last 6 months on a uniform bright background, with good sharpness and showing clearly the eyes and face from the top of the head to the upper part of the shoulders, so that the face occupies 70-80 % of the photographs. The photographs are intended to depict a person without a headgear and dark-lensed glasses, looking directly ahead with eyes open, hair removed from face, a natural expression on a face and a closed mouth;

4. Photocopy of a valid passport, all filled pages (original available for inspection at the office).

Note: Lack of any of the aforementioned documents will result in the foreigner being requested to complete it within a period not shorter than 7 days from the delivery of the request under pain of leaving the application unprocessed.

* In case your residence is coming to an end and you cannot register your visit online, do not wait! Submit an application in the general chancellery of the Office or send it by mail.


Please attach to the application:

Fee: stamp duty PLN 340
Urząd Miasta Bydgoszczy, Wydział Podatków i Opłat Lokalnych, bank account no:
52 1240 6960 3892 1000 0000 0000

In addition, attach (you can also complete during the proceedings) supporting documents necessary for issuing positive decision:

  • having health insurance;
  • having the premises provided (lease agreement, declaration of the owner of the premises, etc.);
  • having a source of stable and regular income sufficient to support yourself and family members, ( i.e. monthly PLN 776 net – single-person household, PLN 600 net – a person in the family, per family member), e.g. a certificate of appointment as a board member, a contract based on which you work;
  • appointment to performing function of a board member – if that concerns you;
  • running business activity, i.e. achieving appropriate income in the tax year preceding the submission of the application, or meeting other conditions listed in article 142 paragraph (3) of the Act on Foreigners (additional information is available on the BIP website – in the detailed information sheet on business activity);

If there is a need for additional clarification or if the abovementioned documents are missing – you will be called upon to provide the necessary documents.

Documents in the form of photocopies should be certified as true copies by an employee of the local Office or a notary or legal adviser – if he is your attorney.

Once you have received your temporary residence permit, attach:

  •  fee for issuing a residence card PLN 50
    Kujawsko Pomorski Urząd Wojewódzki w Bydgoszczy, Biuro Finansowo-Inwestycyjne, bank account no: 56 1010 1078 0000 4222 3100 0000
  • certificate of registered residence.

REMEMBER! When changing the place of residence or correspondence address, inform the voivode each time. 

The information contained in this card does not constitute a source of law. They are only general and instructional in nature.  

European Union

„Wzmocnienie zdolności administracyjnych Wojewody Kujawsko-Pomorskiego w procesie integracji obywateli państw trzecich – etap II”

Voivodship Office in Bydgoszcz

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Projekt współfinansowany z Programu Krajowego Funduszu Azylu, Migracji i Integracji.