Information for foreigners on the website of the Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office in Lublin

Welcome to the website of the Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office in Lublin. It contains information about Office's tasks and management as well as the Lubelskie Province. You can also find here contact information to the employees of the Office.

 

 

The Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office in Lublin |^|

     The Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office in Lublin, a part of the regional governmental administration, guarantees realisation of tasks under the authority of the Lubelskie Province Governor. The Office's head office is located in Lublin and its branch offices in Biała Podlaska, Chełm and Zamość.
     Due to the Governor’s role as a supervisory body over the units of the territorial self-government, the employees of the Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office verify compliance of acts adopted by self-governments with the law. The acts are published in the Official Journal of the Lubelskie Province published by the Office.
     The employees of the Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office conduct inspections in the field of law observance by the commune and district authorities and self-government units as well as entities benefiting from public funds.
     The most common enquiries of individuals directed to the Office regard the issuing of passports. In addition the Office is responsible for matters related to citizenship, legalisation of residence of foreigners as well as issues connected with safety and crisis management.

 

Competences of the Lubelskie Province Governor's Office |^|

     The Governor is a territorial representative of the Council of Ministers and a head of joint governmental administration, such as the Police Force, Fire Service and Regional Veterinary Inspectorate in Lublin.
     The Governor supervises regional self-government units verifying compliance of the acts adopted by them with the law.
     The Governor is a higher level authority as defined by regulations on administrative procedure based on appropriate acts. It refers for example to issuing administrative decisions in the scope of construction law.
     The Governor represents the State Treasury in relation to the property entrusted to him in order to perform his tasks.
     In addition the Governor is entitled to give state decorations awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland.
     Realisation of the Governor's tasks is ensured by the  Lubelskie Province Governor's Office in Lublin.

 

      The Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office is responsible for many matters related to legalisation of residence of foreigners in the Republic of Poland. These matters fall under the duties of the Citizens' Affairs and Foreigners Department.

 

Office's competences in relation to foreigners |^|

    Foreigners can apply at the Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office in Lublin for:

  • settlement permit for foreigners declaring Polish nationality,
  • limited residence permit,
  • settlement permit,
  • residence permit for long-term residents of the European Communities,
  • extension of a Schengen or domestic visa,
  • replacement of a residence card,
  • registration of residence of EU citizens,
  • registration of residence of family members of EU citizens staying with them in the Republic of Poland (residence longer than 3 months),
  • acquisition of a right to permanent residence in the Republic of Poland by EU citizens or family members being EU citizens,
  • issuing of a residence card for non-EU citizen family members of EU citizens (residence longer than 3 months),
  • acquisition of a right to permanent residence in the Republic of Poland by non-EU citizen family members of EU citizens.

     Citizens' Affairs and Foreigners Department also holds a register of invitations for foreigners.
     In addition to the matters regarding legalisation of residence the Lubelskie Province Governor’s Office is also responsible for issuing work permits for foreigners. It is the responsibility of the Social Policy Department.

 

Information about the Lubelskie Province |^|

     The Lubelskie Province, total area of 25,122 sq km, is a third largest province in Poland. It is located in the central-eastern part of Poland. It constitutes the eastern border of the European Union. It neighbours Ukraine and Belarus. Within the administrative division of Poland it borders on Mazovia, Podlaskie, Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie Provinces. The capital city of the province is Lublin where the regional authorities are located.
     The province is divided into 4 urban districts, 20 rural districts and 213 communes.
     In the Lubelskie Province there are six road, four rail and one air international border crossings managed on behalf of the Governor by the Lublin Executive Board for Border Crossings in Chełm.
     The air border crossing point:

  • in Świdnik.

     On the border with Belarus there are the following crossings:

  • road border crossing point in Kukuryki, Terespol and Sławatycze,
  • rail border crossing point in Terespol.

     On the border with Ukraine there are the following crossings:

  • road border crossing point in Dorohusk, Hrebenne, Zosina,
  • rail border crossing point in Dorohusk, Hrubieszów, Hrebenne.

      In the Lubelskie Province there are very favourable conditions for agricultural production due to high quality soil, black earth created on loesses, lessive soil, brown soil and fertile rendzina. Lubelskie region is a significant grain producer, in particular of wheat, oat and barley as well as potatoes, sugar beet, vegetables, hop, tobacco and hemp. The region is also an important producer of milk, honey and herbs. The Lubelskie Province is a leading Polish producer of soft fruit, especially raspberry. Also well-developed is pig, cattle and horse farming (famous horse stud in Janów Podlaski).
      Main industrial centres of the region include Lublin, Świdnik, Puławy, Chełm, Krasnystaw, Zamość, Biłgoraj, Biała Podlaska and Kraśnik.
     The most developed industry sectors in the region comprise:

  • food sector,
  • chemical sector,
  • production of vehicles, machines and devices,
  • coal mining.

     The Lubelskie Province has an extensive network of schools and education centres of all levels. In Lublin there are five public universities: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin University of Technology, Medical University of Lublin and University of Life Sciences. In the region's capital there are also many private schools.
     The Lubelskie Province, as a region of co-existence and interpenetration of various cultures and religions, as well as a place of important historical events occupies an important place in the culture of Poland and Europe.
     Within the Lubelskie Province there are many monuments, castles, palaces, manor houses and temples. Among the particularly valuable are the Holy Trinity Chapel at Lublin Castle, Dominican Monastery in Lublin, residence of the Zamoyscy family in Kozłówka and the Old Town in Zamość entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Also very popular among tourists visiting the Lubelskie Province are Kazimierz Dolny upon Vistula - with its folk festivals, Puławy - with the old seat of the Czartoryscy family, Nałęczów - famous for its spa qualities and the incredibly rich in wildlife region of Roztocze.

 

Contact information |^|

The Lubelskie Province Governor's Office in Lublin
ul. Spokojna 4
20-914 Lublin
tel. 81-74-24-308
fax 81-74-24-309
e-mail: poczta@lublin.uw.gov.pl

Citizens' Affairs and Foreigners Department
Secretariat
tel. 81-74-24-426, fax: 81-74-24-432
e-mail: wsoc@lublin.uw.gov.pl
room: 258

Foreigners Division:
tel. 81-74-24-554
Social Policy Department (work permits for foreigners)
tel. 81-74-24-781
room: 45

Enquiries are handled in Polish. However, the Office provides information in foreign languages:
- English: tel. 81-74-24-559,
- Russian: tel. 81-74-24-549.