Recruitment to secondary schools in Szczecin 

What to choose: general high school? technical school? Or perhaps a trade school? These are the dilemmas of students and their guardians The educational reform a few years ago abolished junior high schools, making this year’s recruitment to secondary schools a challenge for local governments and facility directors as well.   According to the assurance […]

Another edition of the “Home for a student” program is launched

Already since 2014, a joint program of the City of Szczecin and the Szczecin Social Housing Association has been offering attractive rental units under the “House for a student” program. This proposal complements offers of renting private accommodation or places in dormitories. This is an extremely interesting option for people from outside Szczecin. An unquestionable […]

Ukraine closer to us

The project “Ukraine closer to us” is implemented by the City Center for Family Assistance in Szczecin. It is directed to people who had to flee the war in Ukraine. The main objective of the support is to mitigate the effects of traumatic experiences through psychological assistance, support of assistants, legal assistance. The effect of […]

Szczecin in 30 films 

The fighting for Szczecin at the end of World War II was fierce and caused a lot of destruction. On April 26, 1945, Szczecin was occupied by the Red Army and on July 5 – Szczecin was officially handed over to the Polish authorities. Szczecin is the third largest city in our country. The characteristic […]

Szczecin Civic Budget

Admission for Szczecin Civic Budget is open! Szczecin Civic Budget is a particular type of social consultation, whose aim is to involve residents in the process of deciding how to spend part of the budget of the City of Szczecin. Every year, at least 0.5% of the commune’s expenses included in the latest report on […]


As last year, the Association of Friends of the Faculty of Computer Science in Szczecin, in cooperation with the Faculty of Computer Science of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, is organizing a job fair on 19.03.2023 to establish academic-business relations in the IT industry.  The event will showcase twenty companies from Szczecin […]

Summary of the year

In 2022, the Information Center for Foreigners team was actively involved in activities related to the sudden outbreak of war in Ukraine and refugees arriving in Szczecin. We met with at least 800 people. Many of these meetings were telephone advice and e-mail support.  Refugees turned to us with everyday problems. A safe place of […]

Pension – based information

If you have worked in Poland and Ukraine and are now applying for a pension, read the information below. If you live in the territory of Poland:  1. fill in the appropriate form on provision from ZUS:  2. to the application for a pension attach documents that justify granting you this provision from ZUS and […]

Obligation to report departure from Poland for more than 30 days

As part of the support implemented by ZUS, citizens of Ukraine also can access programs for families, like Rodzinny Kapitał Opiekuńczy, “Rodzina 500+”, or nursery.  Nevertheless, the essential thing to qualify for those programs is to reside with a child in our country’s territory. This rule obeys every Polish citizen and every foreigner who wants […]

Rules for importing animals from Ukraine to Poland

The requirements related to traveling of people with dogs, cats, and ferrets to the EU countries, are covered by special procedures that require animal owners to meet certain conditions. These are primarily a confirmation that the animal has been correctly identified with a microchip and that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies, and this […]

New regulations on employing foreigners

New regulations on employing foreigners 1. Extension of declarations deadline from 6 to 24 months 2. The simplified procedure for granting temporary residence and work permits concerns procedures for granting temporary residence and work permits, which were started before January 1, 2021 and were not completed until the effective date of the Act. This solution […]

Porady EN

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.