The PESEL number allows for easy identification of the person who has it. The PESEL number includes the date of birth, serial number, gender designation and a control number.
The PESEL number is not mandatory for foreigners arriving in Poland, but having one is necessary to access medical care and communicate in official and formal matters.
The Pesel number may be submitted by any person arriving in Poland as of February 24, 2022 directly from Ukraine due to the war effort.
The document with the PESEL number does not need to be laminated - it is important that you know the number and provide it in a specific situation that requires it.
Yes. Receiving a PESEL number does not obligate you to stay in Poland.
The printed and signed application for PESEL may be submitted to any city or municipal office. Depending on the location and capabilities of the office, the PESEL number may be issued immediately or within a time period specified by the office.
The trusted profile helps you get a lot of government business done online. It confirms your identity on the Internet and allows you to put your signature online on the application you submit. On the Gov.pl portal we also use the trusted profile.
To obtain a trusted profile, you must have:
If you do not want to fill out the form online you can download the attached application and fill it out traditionally.
Remember about the signature! It should fit in the box. Then submit the application at the town, municipal or other designated point.