Eh....i have temp residency in Poland , all i needed to show was my passport , quick , painless , no problem... Ok i have my own place , but its officially in the name of a Polish friend...not sure why you had so many problems....
interesting ..... i was at the govt office yesterday to get the 11 page application package for temporary residency.
i've got a page full of requirements to add to my application all to be translated into Polish by a sworn translator.
I'd sure love to know how you just "showed your passport" and got it done. What is your nationality and what passport is it?
Are you sure you are not talking about the "zameldowanie/meldunek"?
i find it interesting that you say "not sure why you had so many problems" have you forgotten what country this is??