Other circumstances

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

On behalf of a minor foreigner the application shall be submitted by the parents or legal guardians or one of the parents or one of legal guardians.
When submitting the application, the foreigner is obliged to submit fingerprints (not applicable to children under 6 years of age)

If the application is not submitted in person or is sent by post – you will be summoned to appear in person (when the application concerns a child – a minor and a parent – when the child is under 6 years of age does not have to come to the Office) within a period not shorter than 7 days from the service of the summons under 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

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

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

Note: Lack of any of the aforementioned documents shall 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 post.

In addition, attach (you can also complete during the proceedings) supporting documents:

  • the purpose of stay, e.g. confirming family ties – birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc;
  • 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. PLN 776 net – a person running household alone, PLN 600 net – a person in the family, per family member) e.g. a statement of the family member who keeps you along with
  • documents about his income, e.g. employment contract, contract of mandate;

If there is a need for clarification or specification – you will be called upon to provide other 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 – in case of children under 16 years of age – PLN 25

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.