A residence permit is a document confirming the identity and allowing foreigners to live temporarily or permanently on the territory of Poland.
There are two types of this document: Karta Czasowego Pobytu (temporary residence permit) and Karta Stałego Pobytu (permanent residence permit). Both allow living in Poland for a limited time period (from 6 months to 5 years), without having to open or/and extend a visa. Also, it allows you to travel freely to the Schengen area and other countries with a visa-free regime, and to your own country. Unlike visa, residence permit gives you the ability to buy property, cars, take bank loans, work legally etc. A permanent residence may be issued after living in Poland for 5 years on the basis of a temporary residence permit. First, we will look at the procedure for obtaining a temporary residence permit on the basis of language courses at Centrum Językowe Together
Citizens of other countries, intending to stay in Poland for at least 6 months, can apply for a temporary residence permit on the basis of:
These are the main reasons for obtaining a temporary residence permit. There are also other reasons for receiving a permit, but they are quite specific, so we will not talk about them.
When you have made the decision to immigrate to Poland, you can do so by one of the ways described above including studying at Centrum Językowe Together. So, first, you need to obtain a Polish visa in your country. See details at Admission Procedure at Centrum Językowe Together. After getting a visa and moving to Poland, you have the opportunity to start the procedure for obtaining a residence permit.
After obtaining the permit (karta czasowego pobytu), you can:
Students, that have been enrolled for a semester or a year-long course of Polish language (more details about our courses), can start the procedure for obtaining the residence permit in Poland. To do so you must have these documents:
Further, you need to apply for temporary residence permit at Wydział Spraw Cudzoziemców at Marszałkowska 3/5 street with this package of documents.
Application for temporary residence permit costs 340 PLN. Issuance fee is 50 PLN.