for all foreigner living in Poland, you can register your residence – in such a situation, you will automatically obtain a PESEL Number which is also know as Universal Electronic System for Registration of the Population. If you cannot register your residence, and any agency requires a PESEL Number from you – submit an application. Check how to do this below
If you register your residence:
- an application for the assigning of a PESEL Number – download and fill it out at home. You can also obtain the application at the municipality/township office.
- a document, which confirms your identity and other data entered in the application form.
You can submit the application In person or by a Proxy acting on your behalf. Learn more at the office how to handle the matter through a proxy.
Remember! Provide the actual legal base in the application, which entails the obligation of holding a PESEL Number. If Any agency (for example, ZUS (Social Security Agency) or tax Office requires the PESEL Number – it should also provide you with the legal base of such a requirement.
If there are any deficiencies in the application – you will be informed that they need to be supplemented. The office will not be able to review your application, if the said application fails to meet official requirements
This is a free of charge service.
The official will immediately accept your application. If there are grounds for assigning the PESEL no. – you will receive notice of assignment of the PESEL Number, and you will receive the PESEL Number at the municipality/township office where you applied from.