5 difficulties you may encounter while applying for a residence card in Poland

Poland is one of the most attractive countries to move to and obtain a residence card in Europe. It has now become the new home for many refugees from Ukraine, Belarus and other countries from which people are forced to leave. Poland offers many opportunities to live and do business, as well as affordable real estate.

Absolutely every foreigner will sooner or later face the question of legalizing their stay. However, although there are clear lists of documents and deadlines, there may be some difficulties in obtaining a residence card that you should be aware of.

Of course, these difficulties do not apply to you if you plan to choose M&M Biuro as your guide in legalizing your stay in Poland. We have been applying for residence cards, permanent migrant cards and other documents authorizing residence in Poland for many years. During this time we have found the best and fastest way to obtain legal documents.

What are the difficulties in obtaining a residence card in Poland?

1  Need to have documents

In order to obtain a visitor’s card in Poland, you must have a certain set of documents. These may include your passport, proof of funds, health insurance and other important documents. Make sure all documents are in order, as even the smallest mistake can result in your application being rejected.

2 Incorrectly completed application form

You can be rejected if you make a mistake when applying for a residence permit. Even if you make a mistake in the “Signature” field and sign instead of writing your name in Roman letters. These are small things you may not think about, but the true professionals at M&M Office are fully aware of all the nuances.

3 Limitations on the number of residence cards issued

In Poland, there is a limit on the number of guest cards you can hold per year. For this reason, people often encounter delays or complete rejection of their application. It is therefore advisable to apply for a Residence Card as early as possible.

4 Difficulties in obtaining a guest card for certain categories of people

Certain categories of people may find it difficult to obtain a visitor’s card. For example, they may be citizens of certain countries that have complicated relations with Poland, or people who have problems with the law in their home country. These are complicated cases and submitting the documents without professional assistance can sometimes cause many problems.

5 Duration of the process of obtaining a residence card

The process of obtaining a visitor’s card can take anywhere from a few months to a year. This can be a real problem because without a Residence Card you can leave Poland but not enter. It can also make it more difficult to get a job, study, etc. Therefore, this factor should be taken into account when planning your application.


Obtaining a residence card in Poland can be a complicated and time-consuming process that requires careful preparation and consideration of all possible difficulties. However, this should not discourage you from moving to this beautiful country, which offers many life and business opportunities. The most important thing is to contact a trusted and reliable company, M&M Office, who will solve all the issues for you.

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