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Summer holidays 2021 – a short guide.

When is it possible to withdraw from the package travel? A consumer may withdraw from a contract due to the occurrence of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances at the place of the package travel or its immediate vicinity, which have a significant impact on the implementation of the package travel or the transport of travellers to […]

New rules for obtaining PESEL for foreigners

On June 1, 2021, an amendment to the Act on the principles of registration and identification of taxpayers and payers enters into force, with regard to the definition of taxpayers whose tax identifier is a PESEL (Personal Identification Number). Thanks to the new regulations, commune offices will be able to issue a PESEL number to […]

The census 2021

A census is a basic research and data source for population statistics that aims to collect information about its condition and structure. In Poland, this census begins on 01.04.2021 and is obligatory for all residents of the Republic of Poland – therefore also for foreigners. Below are the guidelines for the census. If you have […]

Next lockdown from 27.03 to 09.04

We have bad news for you – we live in strange pandemic times. ?Next lockdown from 27.03 to 09.04 ⛔ ? Trade – furniture store and construction store of the area bigger than ​​2000 m2 – closed. ? Retail, market, post office – 1 person per 20 m2. ? Hairdressing salons, beauty and cosmetics salons […]


Among the foreigners residing in Poland there are people who have lost their jobs and temporarily losing their livelihood. The Guild JADŁODZIELNIA SZCZECIN organizes food for people in need. At the headquarters of the organization – Żółkiewskiego 4 Street, you can get food. It is also collected in cabinets located in the city of Szczecin. […]

Academy of Cultural Educators

The Academy of Cultural Educators (Akademia Edukatorów i Edukatorek Kulturowych, AEK) is a training course for foreigners living in Poland to prepare them for the activities in the field of (inter)cultural education. The participants of the Academy will gain knowledge and skills necessary for conducting educational activities related to their culture and intercultural phenomena, as […]

COVID-19 vaccinations for foreigners

In Poland, on the basis of the Regulation of the Minister of Health on the COVID-19 prevention method of December 31, 2020 (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 10), protective vaccinations have been introduced as a method of COVID-19 prevention. Vaccinations are voluntary and free. Vaccinations against Covid-19 are intended for persons residing in the […]

New safety rules (07.11.2020)

New safety rules apply from Saturday (07.11.2020): learning in all classes in remote mode, min. until November 29 (including grades 1 – 3) shops in shopping malls are closed (only shops with food, cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning products, medical and pharmaceutical products, newspapers, products for animals, renovation and construction products remain open) cultural institutions are […]

New safety rules (24.10.2020)

From October 24, 2020, new safety rules apply: the whole country is in the red zone teaching in grades 4-8 takes place remotely universities and secondary schools conduct classes remotely sports events take place without the participation of the public the activities of swimming pools, aquaparks and gyms are suspended the activities of sanatoriums are […]

Ready for school

The new school year 2020/2021 will not only bring new challenges to students. It will likely pose a serious challenge to people in charge of daily functioning of schools and educational facilities, i.e. teachers and headmasters. The COVID-19 pandemic makes questions and doubts proliferate. Is it safe? How will the school year be organised? How […]


1. Border traffic From the 13th of June 2020, Poland restored full border traffic within the internal borders of the European Union. The right to free entry, exit and transit through the territory of the Republic of Poland – WITHOUT QUARANTINE OBLIGATION. Our country’s borders, that are also the EU’s external borders, remain closed. They […]

The restrictions are lifted

Starting from the 4th of May, 2020 following restrictions are lifted: Persons working or studying just abroad – employees, students and cross-border pupils can return to work and study – they will not have to undergo a mandatory 14-days quarantine. Shopping centres and supermarkets are open, but with a limited number of people and with […]


RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT, TRAVELLING, BEING IN PUBLIC SPACES. Leaving the house should be kept to a minimum, while staying at least two metres away from other pedestrians. You can move in the case of: – travelling to and from work (it also applies to the purchase of goods and services associated with business actvities), – […]


RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT, TRAVELLING, BEING IN PUBLIC SPACES. Leaving the house should be kept to a minimum, while staying at least two metres away from other pedestrians. You can move in the case of: – travelling to and from work (it also applies to the purchase of goods and services associated with business actvities), – […]

Anti-crisis shield – foreigners

Application for a temporary residence permit If the last day of legal stay and thus the deadline for applying for temporary residence permit falls during the state of epidemiological threat or epidemic emergency period, this term is extended until the end of the 30th days following the date of cancellation of the last state that […]

Extension of deadlines for submitting applications

You would like to apply for: extension of a national visa (symbol D) or a Schengen visa (symbol C) granting a temporary, permanent or long- term EU resident permit extension of stay on the basis of visa-less travel (applies only to citizens of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Singapore and Uruguay)? The period […]


You stay in Poland based on: permanent residence permit or long-term EU resident permit refugee status or subsidiary protection permit for tolerated stay or for humanitarian reasons and the period of validity of your residence card (or the “permit for tolerated stay”) ends during the state of epidemic emergency or state of epidemic? Your stay […]

Extension of legal stay

Period of your legal stay in Poland based on: national visa temporary residence permit ends within the period of state of epidemic emergency or state of epidemic? Your legal stay will be extended by law until the end of the 30th d a y fo l l ow i n g t h e d […]

Extension of legal work

Expiry date of your: work permit seasonal work permit declaration of entrustment of work ends within the state of epidemic emergency or state of epidemic? It will be extended by law until the end of the 30th day following the date of cancellation of the last of the above-mentioned states that was in force.  

Changing of the work system of offices in Szczecin

To ensure safety for employees and beneficiaries, the following changes are introduced in our city – Provincial Office in Szczecin – from 16 March 2020 at 10.00 until further notice, the service of not appointed persons will be suspended (ticket machines will be out of order). From March 17, 2020, customer service will take place […]

What if a visa or visa-free travel is ending?

If you are coming from Ukraine and you have a biometric passport or you are a citizen of a different country, who is taking part in visa-free travel – after the termination of your type D visa or residency permit, visa-free travel will start automatically (max. 90 days). It is valid in the situation when […]

What do epidemiological threat status and closed borders mean for a foreigner?

According to the established epidemiological threat status and the temporarily closed Poland’s borders, the prohibition does not apply (§3 (2) of the Regulation on the suspension of border traffic): – spouses of Polish citizens, – children of Polish citizens, – persons with a Pole’s Card, – persons who have the right of permanent or temporary […]

The most important changes in Poland – epidemiological threat status from 13.03.2020r.

– Closed kindergartens, schools, colleges for 2 weeks period – Restrictions on the catering industry (only takeout orders) and entertainment industry activities, restrictions in shopping mall operation – Prohibition on organizing meetings – The borders of our country for foreigners are closed for 10 days starting from Sunday 15th of March. All polish citizens that […]

Symptoms – where should I report if they occur?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are: – persistent fever, – tiring cough, – dyspnea (airlessness) and breathing troubles, – muscle pain, tiredness. Scientists have also observed that those symptoms can occur separately, which means that even sore throat or runny nose should lead us to observe our health condition, […]

What is SARS-COV-2 (so-called Coronavirus)

The new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus causes a disease called COVID-19. It can be mistaken with typical influenza, although it is much more contagious, spreads faster and there is no vaccine for it so far. It is transmitted by droplet, especially when coughing, sneezing or speaking. For most patients, the course of the disease is mild, severe […]

Counseling at the Center’s Information Point takes place from Monday to Friday: – from 15.30 to 18.30 online ( – from 10:00 to 18:30 by phone (+48 791 452234) – from 15:30 till 18:30 at the advice point at Plac Hołdu Pruskiego 8 (personal advices)    

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Due to the epidemic threat, the Information Center for Foreigners withholds individual and group counseling provided at the headquarters until further notice. Advice will be provided by phone and email. We encourage you to use this form of counseling.


– People suspected of having coronavirus infection – People who have had contact with patients – People who have recently been abroad! All coming to Poland from abroad must immediately submit to a 14-day quarantine! This is a very serious matter! Breaking the quarantine rules is punishable by up to two years imprisonment or a […]


Home quarantine is the temporary isolation of a person who may be a carrier of an infectious disease. This isolation aims to minimize the risk of the epidemic spreading. It means that the person who may be the potential threat is required to stay at home for a period of 14 days (even if it […]