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If you are planning on moving to Poland in 2023 the advance moves can help you. The information on these pages is all about moving to Poland and then being able to live in Poland in 2023 and beyond. It covers subjects such as moving to Poland after Brexit, if you are moving to Poland from the UK.
Moving to Poland after Brexit is now a more complicated affair, but the information below should help you get a good grasp on the process.
Use the yellow buttons at the top of the page to obtain an instant online quick quote for your move to Poland. Just enter some basic details about your move and then within 30 seconds you will be emailed a quick quote for your move to Poland.
Once you have completed the quick quote, your details are matched to the best removal companies that can undertake your removal for you. Advance moves has many agents throughout the world and we match the best mover to your removal requirements so that the hard work of searching for a good mover is done for you. The moving companies will provide you with quotes for your move, so you can then choose the best package for you. Saving you time and money when searching for a moving company to Poland.
If you have lived in Poland since before 1 January 2021, you and your family members have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.
From 1 January 2022 you need to re-register your residency if you want to:
You will need to prove that you have been living in Poland since before 1 January 2021.
Read the Polish government: guidance on applying for a Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia residence card.
Get your Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia from your local voivodeship office. Read the Polish government’s guidance on how to apply for the Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia.
If you need further information on how to secure your residency, you may find the International Organization for Migration’s guidance on residency in Poland useful.
Your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement will not be affected if you did not apply by the 31 December 2021 deadline. However, we strongly recommend that you obtain your Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia as soon as possible. This card shows your right to enter Poland, and exempts you from the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and visa requirements.
If you do not have a Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia to prove your rights, you may experience delays in, or be refused, government services. Travel within the Schengen area will also be more difficult.
If your request for the Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia residence card is refused, you have 14 days to appeal from when you receive your notice. Read the Polish government guidance on the appeal process (in Polish). If your appeal is rejected, you can appeal to the Administrative Court. There is no legal aid in Poland so you will have to pay for your legal costs.
If you have a child in Poland, or are married to a Polish national, you may be eligible for residence for these reasons. Read pages 17 to 19 of the Polish government’s information on residence permits for foreigners (in Polish).
Your close family members continue to be able to join you and settle in Poland at any time in the future. Read more information on who this applies to in the Living in Europe guidance.
They must travel to Poland and then apply as your family member. Nationals of certain non-EU countries may need a visa before travel. The Polish authorities should issue family reunion visas free of charge.
When you travel, carry your Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia residence card or frontier worker permit issued under the Withdrawal Agreement, in addition to your valid passport.
You must proactively show your residence document, or other evidence of residence status, if you are asked to show your passport at border control. Other evidence may be your tenancy agreement or a utility bill in your name, dating from 2020. If you have applied for, but not yet received, your residence document, show your certificate of registration.
Read the Polish Border Guards guidance on what documents you should carry when travelling back to Poland to prove you are a resident (in Polish).
If you cannot prove that you are a resident in Poland, you may be asked additional questions at the border to enter the EU. Your passport may be stamped on entry and exit. This will not affect your rights in the country or countries where you live or work. If a passport is stamped, the stamp is considered null and void when you can show evidence of lawful residence.
If you have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement, you can enter and exit Poland with a valid passport. You do not need any additional validity on the passport beyond the dates on which you are travelling.
You can apply for or renew your British passport from Poland.
Always carry your passport when travelling within the Schengen area. If you have citizenship of an EU or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) country, in addition to your British citizenship, you should enter and leave Poland using your EU or EFTA passport.
If you stay in Poland with a Polish residence permit or long stay visa, this time does not count towards your 90-day visa-free limit for the Schengen area.
If you visit other Schengen area countries outside Poland, make sure you do not exceed the visa-free 90 days in any 180-day period. You are responsible for counting how long you stay under the Schengen visa waiver, and you must comply with its conditions.
If you are planning to move to Poland and work, you may need a visa. Read the Polish government’s guidance on working in Poland as a foreign national and how to get a visa. The pop up notices direct you to a website that is not yet live. These are being amended.
You have the right to work under the Withdrawal Agreement if you have a Dokument pobytowy dla beneficjenta umowy wystapienia residence card, or have applied for one.
If you live in Poland and were regularly commuting to work in another EU or EFTA country before 1 January 2021, read our guidance for frontier workers.
National Insurance-type contributions (NIC) are called ‘social security contributions’ (SSC) in Poland. Find out if you need to pay National Insurance in the UK or social security contributions in Poland.
You can request proof from HMRC of the time you’ve worked in the UK and your UK National Insurance record.
The application for registration of residence must be submitted in person to the competent province governor for the area where the EU citizen resides, no later than the next day after the end of the 3-month period following the date of entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland. The requirement to submit the application in person does not apply to minors.
EU citizens who entered the territory of the Republic of Poland to seek employment may stay in Poland without having to meet the conditions of residence for a maximum of 6 months, unless, after this period, they can provide evidence that they are continuing to seek employment and that they have a genuine chance of being engaged.
Documents proving that the person concerned has sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system include in particular:
Please note: If there is a need to provide explanations or clarification of the evidence held by a competent authority in a given case, the foreign national may be requested in the course of the proceedings to provide additional documents or give evidence of the circumstances referred to in the application.
No fees are charged for registering EU citizen residence and issuing residence registration certificates for EU citizens. Stamp duty for submitting a power of attorney – PLN 17.
Registration of residence of EU citizens and issue of residence registration certificates for EU citizens must be effected immediately.
An EU citizen whose residence has been registered is issued with an EU citizen residence registration certificate. A valid travel document must be presented upon receipt of the EU citizen residence registration certificate and where the certificate is received by the applicant’s proxy – also a relevant power of attorney to receive the certificate. An EU citizen may present another valid document as proof of identity and citizenship.
Failure to comply with the obligation to register residence of an EU citizen in the territory of the Republic of Poland is punishable by a fine.
More information on this subject can be found here.