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Unusual Mrs. Tilebein

The history of Szczecin is extraordinary, and the story of this Woman shows that it was not for nothing that the city was called the Paris of the North. The now defunct villa on Zelechowa Street in the 19th century was a center of culture, art, a model of hospitality and exquisiteness of Szczecin. The […]

Water always ” at hand “

We are used to buying drinking water from the store in sealed bottles. We approach tap water with distrust and reserve. On the other hand, supporters of tap water point out that the quality of this water in larger Polish cities (Szczecin is included in this list) in not different from most bottled waters, and […]

Szczecin’s birthday celebration

The 5th of July marked the 78th anniversary of the Polish administration taking over the government of Szczecin.  On this occasion, like every year, a joint celebration of the City’s birthday was held. One of the traditions associated with the birthday of Szczecin is the awarding of the honorary title of Ambassador of Szczecin. It […]

Duke Boguslaw X

Western Pomerania has been subjected to numerous tests. The position between strong neighbours: Brandenburg, Denmark and Prussia did not make it easy to maintain independence. The ruler who knew it best was Boguslaw X, coming from the old Griffin dynasty. Boguslaw’s fate resembled life during a storm. He fought, and he won, but he also […]

The right to medical records

The right to access our medical records is our inalienable right. No medical facility that takes care of our health has the right to refuse us access to this documentation, receiving a copy of it or sending it in electronic form if it is kept in this way. As a rule, the right to issue […]

Purchase of real estate in Poland

Issues related to the acquisition of properties by foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Poland are regulated by the Act on the acquisition of properties by foreigners (Act of March 24, 1920) and in the case of agricultural real estate – by the Act of April 11, 2003, on shaping the agricultural system.  […]

Degree of disability – procedure

In the Community law of the European Union, there is no legal regulation regarding the mutual “translation” of disability certificates, and the Republic of Poland is not a party to an international agreement allowing for mutual recognition of documents confirming the status of a disabled person from other European Union Member States. That means a […]

Language SOS for foreigners

The winter wave of refugees, caused by the war in Ukraine and its subsequent stages, is estimated at 200,000 to even half a million people.  More people will come for whom basic, real-time communication in a foreign language will become crucial. That is why we present a new initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of […]

Legalization of documents from Ukraine – the apostille clause

The apostille clause is a confirmation of the authenticity of the signature on an official document drawn up in the country concerned. At present, such confirmation is very important, especially for Ukrainian citizens.  Ukraine is a signatory of the Hague Convention, which means that there is no need to authenticate documents at Ukrainian consulates in […]

Alimony for children

In a situation where one of the parents avoids the obligation to pay child support, it becomes necessary to refer the matter to court to obtain a court decision. This court may be both the district court competent for the place of residence of the child and the place of residence of the sued parent.  […]

Black Week

The terms Black Friday and Black Week have appeared in Poland since 2015, and since then, the last Friday of November is when you can take advantage of many discount prices, both in traditional stores and online. Over the years, this day has become an important marketing event awaited by both sellers and customers. Retailers […]

Flat or a room for rent in Poland

The lease agreement for premises should be concluded in writing and include, above all: personal data of both parties – the landlord and the tenant,  data on the subject of the lease, any terms and conditions of the contract (duration of the contract, amount of rent, payment dates, termination details, etc.). Practice and experience show […]

Changes in the traffic law 2022.

There is no need to hurry !! The changes in the traffic law will be painful for our finances. According to the new tariff, the fine for speeding by 71km/h will be PLN2,500,000. We will have to pay PLN500 for having a conversation on the phone while driving a vehicle.  Fines for violations against pedestrian […]

The exchange of hryvnias will be safe

Due to the current political situation related to the outbreak of war in Ukraine and the mass arrival of the country’s inhabitants in Poland there has been a rise in usury activities at currency exchange offices. In certain cases there were recorded attempts at exchanging the hryvnia at a PLN 0.01 rate. One hryvnia worth […]

How to fill out the PIT?

In Poland, there is an annual obligation to settle accounts with the Tax Office. It is a common obligation and failure to do so may result in penalties. PIT can be settled independently using the available tools. Here is a step-by-step instruction: 1/Select e-Tax Office on the website of the Ministry of Finance podatki.gov.pl/pit/. 2/Log […]

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 […]


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 […]

How to obtain a sanitary and epidemiological booklet?

To receive a booklet for sanitary and epidemiological purposes, first, you need to go to the sanitary and epidemiological station (ul. Wincentego Pola 6, al. Wojska Polskiego 160, ul. Spedytorska 6/7), where the faeces samples will be examined for Salmonella and Shigella sticks and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Samples should be delivered from three consecutive days. Results […]

Are there any vaccinations required in Poland?

In Poland, compulsory vaccinations apply to children and young people up to 19 years of age, as well as people particularly vulnerable to illness (students of medical universities, healthcare workers, employees of veterinary services). Obligatory vaccinations in our country include one against tuberculosis, pneumococcal infections, diphtheria, pertussis, polio (poliomyelitis), measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, hepatitis B, […]

Offices – what, where, how can I handle my issues?

Below you will find a list of offices and tips on what issues you can handle in them: – West Pomeranian Voivodship Office – here you can apply for a temporary or permanent residence card, an invitation, benefits for people who have a Pole’s Card and have applied for permanent residence – Szczecin City Hall […]

Is there a registration requirement in Poland?

If you are planning to stay in Poland for over 30 days, you are required to register in within 4 days of your arrival. You can register when you have a flat rental contract. For your visit to the Office, you should prepare: a renting agreement, a valid passport with a document that legalizes your […]

What are the assumptions of the “Szczecin id Family Friendly” Program and can I join to it with my family?

The purpose of this program is to create in Szczecin and partner municipalities a friendly living space for families with children and senior citizens by eliminating differences between residents and creating conditions for using various forms of preferences, discounts and amenities. There are two types of cards entitling to receive discounts as a part of […]