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What documents do I need to register a car in my name in Poland?


phtoa 9 | 236
21 Jul 2014  #1
Hi,

I have been living in Poland for several years now. I will be purchasing a car here in Poland later this week. I have a Pesel number and I thought this would be enough when I go to the transport department. But now I start to doubt, I read a blog that says I need to bring my ''tymczasowe zameldowanie'', and to be honest I have no idea what is this, and If I ever fill it out.

Could someone perhaps help me what I might need to do?
Thanks a lot!
Harry
21 Jul 2014  #2
I need to bring my ''tymczasowe zameldowanie'', and to be honest I have no idea what is this, and If I ever fill it out.

They mean your 'maldunek', which is the little slip of paper you get from the gmina office to prove that you have registered as living where you live.

Your car registration will only be valid for as long as your maldunek is valid.
inkrakow 1 | 98
22 Jul 2014  #3
You need to get it from your gmina. If you rent, your landlord needs to sign it.
Krys
22 Jul 2014  #4
which is the little slip of paper

It is not a small handfilled slip anymore,rather a full page printer printed document now for last 5 years or so.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
22 Jul 2014  #5
It also is not a "maldunek" but "meldunek".
If you have a Pesel, you should have a meldunek as well - as fas as I know they are interconnected.
And as the last poster wrote... I never heard of a meldunek being a handwritten piece of paper. Absurd.
OP phtoa 9 | 236
22 Jul 2014  #6
I appreciate all the replies, thanks a lot!

I believe I know what needs to be done now.
Anyhow, does anybody know where I can find my Local Gmina office if I live in Kazimierz in Krakow?

If you have a Pesel, you should have a meldunek as well - as fas as I know they are interconnected.

Since my Company got my Pesel number for me I am not sure that I have such a thing.
Krys
22 Jul 2014  #7
meldunek being a handwritten piece of paper

I said hand filled piece of small printed form not a handwritten one.....as I have a few when I use to visit poland in early 2000s and stamped as well.Even now they are stamped and signed.
Harry
22 Jul 2014  #8
It is not a small handfilled slip anymore,rather a full page printer printed document now for last 5 years or so.

I can't actually remember what the last one I got looked like, I was too utterly ****** off with the shambles of the car registration system (specifically why other EU citizens are discriminated against). However the one before that, which would have been five years before, was most certainly a hand-filled passport sized slip of paper.

I never heard of a meldunek being a handwritten piece of paper. Absurd.

It was on a printed form but with the spaces filled by hand.

Anyhow, does anybody know where I can find my Local Gmina office if I live in Kazimierz in Krakow?

In a city you'll want your local urzad dzielnicy. Have a look at the map here:
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podzia%C5%82_administracyjny_Krakowa

to see which is yours (probably Dzielnica 1 Stare Miasto, so
dzielnica1.krakow.pl
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
23 Jul 2014  #9
I have been living in Poland for several years now. But now I start to doubt, I read a blog that says I need to bring my ''tymczasowe zameldowanie''

Only if foreigner don't have pobyt stały
Maluch 30 | 95
23 Jul 2014  #10
Anyhow, does anybody know where I can find my Local Gmina office if I live in Kazimierz in Krakow?

it is near Rondo Mogilskie - just south of it (on right side of road) I forget exact address. You can register there as a resident, you can also register a vehicle there (be prepared to wait, one day we went - 50 people before us...

i'm in the same spot (sick of putting vehicles in my girlfriend's name)... I have a 'meldunek' I believe but they never put my home address on it!!!

does it matter or not if I have an address on this or not to register a car? only docs I have are meldunek + UK passport.
Notis
10 Sep 2015  #11
Merged: Buying and registering a car as a foreigner (EU citizen) - what documents do I need?

Hi,

I'm an EU citizen living in Poland for 3,5 years. I am buying a car soon and I wanted to ask if anyone knows what documents will the registration office ask for me in order to register a new car.

Apart from the documents that I will get from the dealership, what else do I need? I have a zameldowania cudzoziemca na pobyt czasowy until 2017. Will that do?

Thanks
Harry
10 Sep 2015  #12
I have a zameldowania cudzoziemca na pobyt czasowy until 2017. Will that do?

Yes, but with that your registration will only be good until 2017, and in 2017 you will need to pay to re-register your car. I'd strongly suggest that you get a new confirmation of right to reside in Poland (from your local foreigners office) and with that get a new maldunek which is valid for five years.
Notis
10 Sep 2015  #13
Thanks Harry. What if I my Polish girlfriend would be listed as owner and I appeared as co-owner on the registration? Would that get us a permanent registration?
Harry
10 Sep 2015  #14
a) I'm not sure but if I had to guess I'd say that it wouldn't work (you can't legal own a car unless you have an address to register it at).

b) Don't take this the wrong way, but it's not unheard of for foreign men to later regret putting things in the name of their Polish girlfriend/wife 'because the paperwork will be easier that way'.
dolnoslask
11 Sep 2015  #15
I read that the need to register your address in poland will be scrapped in Jan 2016, so i am assuming that you will no longer have a meldunek or wharever its called, Does anyone know anymore about this and how it will effect car registration in future.?

Any more news on right hand drive cars, now that europe has told poland to allow registration

Many thanks
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Sep 2015  #16
Any more news on right hand drive cars, now that europe has told poland to allow registration

Expect many more overtaking accidents to add to the already dismal figures.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,626
11 Sep 2015  #17
I read that the need to register your address in poland will be scrapped in Jan 2016, so i am assuming that you will no longer have a meldunek or wharever its called, Does anyone know anymore about this and how it will effect car registration in future.?

Latest news is that it will be Jan 2018, not Jan 2016. Anyway, what's basically happening is that there will be a system of voluntary registration linked to the PESEL number. So it will still exist, the only difference is that the bureaucracy associated with the meldunek will be scrapped and replaced with a very simple declaration of "I live here". When you go to register the car, they'll simply check that the address you provide matches the one on file.

For those foreigners without a PESEL, their passport/ID number will be used instead.
dolnoslask
11 Sep 2015  #18
Thanks for the info guys, just trying to have one car in Poland and one car in the Uk, and fly in between, sick of driving.


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