It's impossible to understand Polish politicians and public office employees.
No, actually, there's some logic to it. By the law, you have to be resident in Poland for at least 185 days before applying for a driving licence. This means that the zameldowanie is the proof of this.
So, how are banks able to work in the countries where there is even no identity cards, not to mention "zameldowanie"? :)
Welcome to the world of identity fraud. There's a reason why the UK has such huge problems while Poland has minimal problems.
The zameldowanie system should be kept, but it should work like the Finnish system. You turn up (or do it online), you tell them "I now live here" and everything is fine. It then functions as your official address for everything, including tax purposes.
But even if so, it's an absurd that for the document confirming it, you have to pay extra.
You don't have to pay for it.
And for similar institutions in the countries where there exist nothing like "zameldowanie", or even they have no identity cards, this is not a problem.
Yes, but identity theft is a huge problem.