The foreigner who has been given the permit for tolerated stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland is given the document “permit for the tolerated stay”. The document is issued at the request of the foreigner by the commanding officer of the Border Guard unit or the commanding officer of the Border Guard institution, who granted the permit for tolerated stay to the foreigner.
The document “permit for tolerated stay“ in the period of its validity confirms the foreigner’s identity during their stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland, but it does not confirm the foreigner’s citizenship. That document does not entitle to crossing the border.
The document “permit for the tolerated stay” is valid for 2 years from the date of its issuance. In the case of expiration of the validity period of the document, the foreigner should to apply for issuing another such document to the authority that granted the permit for the tolerated stay to the foreigner.
The authority competent for issuing the document “permit for the tolerated stay” collects the fingerprints from the foreigner who submits the application for issuing or replacement of the document. The document should be collected in person (this requirement does not apply to a minor foreigner below 13 years of age).
The document is subject to replacement in the case of:
1) a change of data included in the previous document;
2) a change of the face image of the document holder as compared to the face image placed in the document, if the new image would hinder or prevent the identification of the holder of the document;
3) a loss of the document;
4) a damage of the document.
The authority competent to replace the document is the commanding officer of the Border Guard unit or the commanding officer of the Border Guard institution relevant for the place of stay of the foreigner. The application should be submitted on the form.
Note: Foreigners who were given a permit to stay for humanitarian reasons can be entitled to work without the need to obtain additionally the permit for work.