If you are an EU citizen or a European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein) citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Poland. However, you need a passport and a residence permit to study in Poland, because EU citizens can stay in Poland without these documents for no longer than 90 days. When you arrive, you should immediately apply for a one-year temporary residence permit from the voivodeship where you are living. The residence permit needs to be extended every year until the completion of your studies.
If you are a non-EU national accepted as a student of our programme, you will have to apply for a Polish student visa in your country of origin prior to your coming to Poland.
As a student you will need to request a multiple-entry visa, which permits the residence on the territory of Poland for one year (either continuous residence or multiple consecutive period of residence).
IMPORTANT: You must apply for a temporary residence permit (valid for a period of one year) in the Lublin Voivodeship Office no later than on the last day of legal residence in Poland. You can find more detailed information on applying for a residence permit here:
Guidebook for foreigners applying for international protection
Please note that from 1st August 2019 students must book their TRC appointment themselves at www.cudzoziemcy.lublin.uw.gov.pl
Below you will find the TRC list of requirements:
And a guide to TRC:
Lublin Voivodeship Office
Citizens’ Affairs and Foreigners Department
tel. +48 81 74-24-549
Enquiries are handled in Polish. However, the Office provides information in foreign languages:
– English: tel. +48 81-74-24-559