FAQ

 

In case of questions or problems please contact the International Office:

Tel. +48 42 254 74 03

international.office@asp.lodz.pl

room 309, 3rd floor, Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź main building (Wojska Polskiego 121 Street)

 


There is a number of arrangements which foreign students have to complete when they decide to study in Poland. The most common formalities include arranging an insurance coverage, applying for a visa and other permits.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, RESIDENCE PERMIT, REGISTRATION OF TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

All the procedures connected with the above mentioned issues may vary according to the country the student comes from.

Citizens of EU member states

Travel Documents

Exchange students who are citizens of the EU do not need a passport or a visa to enter Poland. However, they have to have an official, valid proof of identity with them.

The list of countries whose citizens may enter Poland without a visa is available here: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/visa_free_countries

Residence permit

EU citizens who plan to stay in Poland for more than 3 months for study purposes need to apply for a residence permit. The application should be submitted to the Łódź Voivode no later than on the day following the period of 3 months counting from
the day of entering the territory of Poland.

For details of the procedure please check (use Przetłumacz tę stronę/Translate this site option at the top of the page)

https://paszporty.lodzkie.eu/page/2530,pobyt-obywatela-ue-oraz-czlonka-j...

 

Registration of temporary residence for dormitory residents

After receiving the residence permit foreign students are obliged to register their temporary residence in the Citizens’ Affairs Department of the City of Lodz Office (Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich, Oddział Ewidencji Ludności, Łódź, 47 Zachodnia Street, 2nd floor, room 220).

The applicant should submit:

·        a valid travel document, or another document confirming the identity and nationality of the applicant;

  • the residence permit issued by the Voivode;

Registration of temporary residence for non-dormitory residents

After receiving the residence permit foreign students are obliged to register their temporary residence in the Citizens’ Affairs Department of the City of Lodz Office (Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich, Oddział Ewidencji Ludności – ask your landlord about the address of the correct office for the area of your residence).

The applicant should submit:

·        a copy of the registration of temporary residence application form (downloadable from http://bip.uml.lodz.pl/index.php?str=16&id=10224&PHPSESSID=084d89ce183c5b2277b895591– Formularz); the form requires your landlord’s confirmation;

·        a valid travel document, or another document confirming the identity and nationality of the applicant;

  • the residence permit issued by the Voivode;
  • a rent agreement with the landlord stating the period of residence.

 

Non EU citizens

Travel Documents

Students who are not citizens of the EU need to obtain a visa from a Polish embassy in their native country before entering Poland. The list of countries whose citizens may enter Poland without a visa is available here: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/visa_free_countries

For further information on applying for a visa, the validity period of visas and visa application fees visit  the webpage of the Polish embassy in your country or of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/visa

Residence permit

Foreign students who plan to stay in Poland for more than 3 months for study purposes need to apply for a residence permit. Application for the permit should be submitted to the Łódź Voivode at least 45 days before the lapse of the period of stay based on a visa or a period for which the previous permit has been granted.

 

For details of the procedure please check (use Przetłumacz tę stronę/Translate this site option at the top of the page)

https://paszporty.lodzkie.eu/page/3415,student-studiow-stacjonarnych.html

All the documents in a foreign language have to be translated into Polish by a sworn translator. The original documents should be also presented along with
the translation.

Please, remember to have the originals of the copied documents with you during the procedures at the Voivode Office.

Registration of temporary residence for dormitory residents

After receiving the residence permit foreign students are obliged to register their temporary residence in the Citizens’ Affairs Department of the City of Lodz Office (Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich, Oddział Ewidencji Ludności, Łódź, 47 Zachodnia Street, 2nd floor, room 220).

The applicant should submit:

·        a passport;

·        a visa;

  • the residence permit issued by the Voivode.

Registration of temporary residence for non-dormitory residents

After receiving the residence permit foreign students are obliged to register their temporary residence in the Citizens’ Affairs Department of the City of Lodz Office (Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich, Oddział Ewidencji Ludności – ask your landlord about the address of the correct office for the area of your residence).

The applicant should submit:

·        a copy of the registration of temporary residence application form (downloadable from http://bip.uml.lodz.pl/index.php?str=16&id=10224&PHPSESSID=084d89ce183c5b2277b895591– Formularz); the form requires your landlord’s confirmation;

·        a passport;

·        a visa;

  • the residence permit issued by the Voivode;
  • a rent agreement with the landlord stating the period of residence.

 

INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE

 

Insurance

Students of non-Polish origin are obliged to take out medical care/health insurance in their country or hold a European Health Insurance Card (EU citizens) valid forthe whole period of stay in Poland. You may also take out an additional medical insurance in Poland.

Holders of the European Health Insurance Card may visit the Healthcare Centre for Higher Education Institutions (PaLMA, 14 Lumumby Street, Łódź). Students who do not have the European Health Insurance Card  should act according to the instructions given by their insurance company advisor. In case of problems with finding tha proper medical centre, please contact the International Office.

In case of emergencies you may visit the Emergency Care Unit (Pogotowie Ratunkowe, 137/141 Sienkiewicza Street, Łódź). In serious cases you may call 999 from a stationary phone or 112 from a mobile one.

Accident Insurance

Students of non-Polish origin are obliged to take out accident insurance in their country of origin valid for the whole period of stay in Poland. You may also take out an additional accident insurance in Poland. To learn more about the accident insurance options offered by the Academy, please contact the International Office.

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