Legalization of Stay


Whether you're an EU citizen or not, you will have to legalize your stay in Poland. Below you can find some helpful tips that are meant to introduce you to the process.


All EU and Non-EU citizens are obliged to make Temporary Residence Regitsration

Where: Lublin Town Hall, Wieniawska St. 14, LublinThe case is handled immediately!


EU citizens may enter and stay on the territory of the RP for up to 3 months, on the basis of a valid travel document or another valid document that confirms their identity and citizenship.
If they are planning to stay in Poland for more than three months, they are obliged to report their stay within 3 months from the date of their arrival.

Detailed information on travel advice is available here 


Non-EU citizens need to apply for a visa before their arrival in Poland. Hovewer, there are countries where you don’t need visa at first. For example, citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, and Japan may enter the country and stay for 90 days. These students may only stay for 90 days within each half-year period, which means a total of 180 days out of any 365-day period on visa-free basis. If the student overstays their allotted time, they may be liable for a fine and/or even be asked to leave the country. We recommend to non-EU students to get a visa for the first year of their studies in Poland before they arrive or register their stay as soon as they come to Poland. In order to apply for a student visa, candidates need to receive a Letter of Acceptance from Lublin University of Technology which can be issued once all the application documents are submitted and verified.

Detailed information on visas is available here

Information on registration of stay for non-EU students is available here 

Legalisation of stay is handled by the Department of Nationals' and Foreigners' Affairs – Foreigners’ Affairs Unit in order to register residence.

Contact details:

Notice! Non-EU Citizens must make an appointment in the Voivodeship Office via phone