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RESIDENCE IN POLAND
A temporary residence permit shall be granted to a foreigner or may be granted at his/her request, if he/she meets the requirements set out with regard to the declared purpose of the stay, and the grounds for applying for a permit justify his/her stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland for a period longer than 3 months.
A temporary residence period shall be granted for a period necessary for the accomplishment of the purpose of the foreigner’s stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland, no longer, however, than 3 years.
A temporary residence permit shall be granted, refused to be granted or revoked by the voivode competent with respect to the place of residence of the foreigner, by way of decision.
A foreigner shall file an application for a temporary residence permit in person, no later than on the last day of his/her lawful stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland.
Where the application for a temporary residence permit has not been filed by the foreigner in person, the voivode shall summon him/her to appear in person within 7 days, under pain of not examining the application.
The Polish Consulate is not a part of this process, application shall be submitted in Poland, directly to the Voivode Office (Urząd Wojewódzki) competent with respect to the place of residence of the foreigner e.g. Warszawa, Kraków, Wrocław, Gdańsk.
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