Who is an EU long-term resident and what does a resident card give you? This is a person who has the right to legally reside and work in the Republic of Poland. He can also move around the Schengen area for no more than 90 days in a 180-day period. He also has the opportunity to work in certain countries of the European Union under the conditions specified in the laws of the country.
Such a document is issued indefinitely, although the card itself must be replaced once every five years.
A long-term resident's card can be obtained by a person who:
To obtain a long-term resident card, prepare the following documents:
The application with the above-mentioned documents should be submitted no later than on the last day of legal residence in Poland to the provincial office competent for the place of residence, together with proof of payment of stamp duty. It amounts to 640 zlotys, but is refunded in full in case of a negative decision. If the decision is positive, an additional 50 zlotys must be paid for the issuance of the card.
Once the application is accepted, the governor will place a stamp confirming the application in the foreigner's passport. It allows legal residence in the Republic of Poland until the day the application is considered (positive or negative).
The waiting time for a decision is individual, but usually lasts up to 3 months.
If the decision is negative, the foreigner has the right to appeal. However, if he has no other valid document legalizing his stay in Poland, he must leave the country.
What is a long-term resident's card and what does it give? It is a document that allows legal residence and work in Poland and travel within the Schengen area. It is issued to foreigners who have resided in Poland for at least 5 years and meet certain requirements. The application should be submitted to the provincial office.
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