Updated : 19/05/2014
Non-EU family members of EU citizens must apply for a residence card for non-EU family members. They must do so no later than the day after the end of the 3-month period following arrival.
The following documents are needed to obtain a residence permit for non-EU family members:
Other family members legalise their residence on the basis of national immigration rules. Non-EU citizens who are members of the extended family of an EU citizen (grandparents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins etc.) should obtain a temporary residence permit. Persons who have obtained a temporary residence permit are issued with a residence card.
A foreign national applying for a temporary residence permit should present a valid travel document, attaching a recent photograph and documents:
in the case of registered and non-registered partners: documents confirming the existence of a family life (within the meaning of Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed in Rome on 4 November 1950) with the EU citizen resident in Poland.
The residence card for family members of EU citizens is valid for 5 years. The residence card issued to members of the extended family and registered or non-registered partners of EU citizens is valid for 3 years.
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