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Poland Emigration

EU citizens (as well as citizens of the European Economic Arena country outside the European Union and citizens of Switzerland) and their family members who are not EU citizens may stay in Poland for up to 3 months without the need to meet any conditions of stay, other than having a valid travel document.

In general, if You are a EU citizen (as well as citizen of the European Economic Arena country outside the European Union or citizen of Switzerland) and You want to stay in Poland longer than 3 months, You have to register Your stay in Poland. If You are a spouse of a polish citizen, an employee or a self-employed person in the territory of Poland (meanwhile having a health insurance), a student with the sufficient income to cover the costs of living in Poland, or You are able to prove that You are a person with the sufficient income and You won’t rely on social aid, You are entitled to stay in Poland longer than 3 months, with the duty to register Your stay.

An EU citizen (as well as citizens of the European Economic Arena country outside the European Union or citizen of Switzerland) who has entered the territory of Poland in order to look for a job may stay in Poland without the need to meet the conditions of stay for a period not longer than 6 months, unless after this period he proves that he actively continues looking for a job and has real chances of employment.

Unless international agreements provide otherwise, if You are neither an EU citizen nor the citizen of the European Economic Arena country outside the European Union and Switzerland, in order to stay in Poland You will need to acquire a visa, and later on, within the initial period of visa, residence permit. The permit is valid for maximally 3 years, with the possibility of applying for further permits. You will have to show that you have a place to live in Poland and can present a legal title to this place (e.g. deed of property, membership of a housing development, rental agreement).

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