Registering residence address in Poland (zameldowanie)

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When you move to Poland, you need to register your address of residence (zameldowanie).

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Registration of your residence address is a legal requirement both for Polish people and foreigners. This is done in the Municipal Office and it is not the same as legalising your stay in the Voivodeship Office.

There are two kinds of the registration depending on the length of your stay:

  1. Temporary residence (pobyt czasowy)

If you are staying in Poland for longer than 14 days and your plan is to go back to your home country, you need to register your temporary residence address.

In case you already have the permanent address registration in Poland, then you do not have to proceed with the temporary one.

When do you have to register?

If you are an EU citizen or national of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you have to register no later than on the 30th day of your stay in Poland. However, this only needs to be done if your plan is to stay for longer than 3 months.

Any other foreigner needs to register their temporary residence no later than in the 4th day of their stay in Poland if they are planning to stay in Poland for more than 14 days.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • completed temporary residence registration form,
  • document confirming you are entitled to stay at the place of your residence, eg. lease agreement or document certifying the legal title to the property, etc.
  • passport or identity card,
  • if you come from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you will need to present a valid travel document and confirmation of your permanent stay in the EU or in Poland (EU registration of stay you got from the Voivodeship Office),
  • A visa for those not coming from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland

FEES

  • This registration is free of charge.
  • The cost of written certificate confirming your temporary residence registration is 17 zł.
  1. Permanent residence (pobyt stały)

If you move permanently to Poland and you are an EU citizen, national of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you have to register no later than in the 30th day of your stay in Poland.

Any other foreigner needs to register their permanent residence no later than in the 4th day of their stay in Poland if they are planning to stay in Poland for more than 14 days.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • completed permanent residence registration form,
  • document confirming you are entitled to stay at the place of your residence, eg. lease agreement or document certifying the legal title to the property, etc.
  • passport or identity card,
  • if you come from the EU or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you will need to present valid travel document and confirmation of your permanent stay in the EU or in Poland (EU registration of stay you got from the Voivodeship Office),
  • A visa for those not coming from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland

FEES

  • This registration is free of charge.
  • The cost of written certificate should be free of charge.

ADDRESSES

GDYNIA

Urząd Miasta Gdyni Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich Referat Ewidencji Ludności i Meldunków Al. Marszałka Piłsudskiego 52/54, 81-382 Gdynia midfloor, room 60

Tel.: 58-66-88-727         58-66-88-729         58-66-88-730 e-mail: ref.ewidencji_ludnosci@gdynia.pl

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday 8:00 – 16:00

Saturdays 8:00 – 14:00

GDAŃSK

ZESPÓŁ OBSŁUGI MIESZKAŃCÓW Nr 1 ul. Partyzantów 74 80-254 Gdańsk stand 38, 39 tel.: 58 323 69 58 & 59

Hours of operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 8:00 – 17:00

Friday 8:00 – 15:00

ZESPÓŁ OBSŁUGI MIESZKAŃCÓW Nr 3 ul. Nowe Ogrody 8/12 80-803 Gdańsk  stand 1, 2, 3, 4  tel.: 58 323 60 51 to 54

Hours of operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 8:00 – 17:00

Friday 8:00 – 15:00

ZESPÓŁ OBSŁUGI MIESZKAŃCÓW Nr 4 ul. Wilanowska 2 80-809 Gdańsk stand 3, 4 tel.: 58 323 71 33 & 75

Hours of operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 8:00 – 17:00

Friday 8:00 – 15:00

In Gdańsk Municipal Office, you have an option to book your visit by Internet:

https://ssl.gdansk.pl/rezerwacja

SOPOT

Wydział Obywatelski Urzędu Miasta Sopotu

Tadeusza Kościuszki 25/27

81-704 Sopot

room 11B

tel.: 58 521 37 06

Hours of operation:

Monday 8:00 – 18:00

Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday 8:00 – 16:00

Friday 7:30 – 15:30

FORMS TO DOWNLOAD/ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • temporary residence registration

http://gdynia.pl/bip/sprawy-do-zalatwienia/zameldowanie-obcokrajowca-na-pobyt-czasowy,363779

http://www.gdansk.pl/urzad-miejski/Zameldowanie-na-pobyt-czasowy,a,44470

http://bip.sopot.pl/Article/get/id,16477.html

  • permanent residence registration form

http://gdynia.pl/bip/sprawy-do-zalatwienia,125/zameldowanie-obcokrajowca-na-pobyt-staly,363781

http://www.gdansk.pl/urzad-miejski/Zameldowanie-na-pobyt-staly,a,44471

http://bip.sopot.pl/Article/get/id,16477.html

 

 

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3 commentsOn Registering residence address in Poland (zameldowanie)

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    Hi!

    If you don´t know for how long you will stay, Which is better to do? temporary or permanent?
    And If you do temporary or permanent, then If you leave do you have to do more paperwork?
    Thanks

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    Hi Al,
    If at this stage you are not sure if your stay is permanent, then the best option is to go with the temporary one until you decide later on. The exit procedure is similar for both residence registrations.
    I hope it helps. Good luck!
    Monika

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