Regulations governing the movement of persons across borders

List of border crossings
Notice of Minister of Internal Affairs of 3 July 2015 concerning publication of border crossings, kind of permitted movements through these border crossings and opening hours (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2015, item 636) – link to the notice
Schengen Borders Code
Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the council of 9 March 2016 on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code) (OJ L. 77 of 23 March 2016, p. 1) - link to the regulation
Act on Aliens
Act of 12 December 2013 on aliens (Journal of Laws of 2013, item 1650, as amended – link to the Act
Regulation concerning financial resources
Ordinance of Minister of Internal Affairs of 23 February 2015 regarding the financial means required from the foreigner entering the territory of the Republic of Poland and documents that can confirm the possibility of obtaining such funds along with the purpose and duration of the intended stay (Journal of Laws of 2015, item 326) – link to the regulation

Regulations concerning import and export of goods

Reliefs from customs duty
Council Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009 of 16 November 2009 setting up a Community system of reliefs from customs duty (OJ L. 324 of 10 December 2009, p. 23, as amended) - link to the regulation
Confirmation of goods export based on the TAX FREE document in order to obtain VAT refund
  1. Act of 11 March 2004 on value added tax (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2016, item 710) - link to the Act
  2. Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 269 of 10 October 2013, p. 1, as amended) - link to the regulation
  3. Ordinance of the Minister of Finance of 28 March 2011 concerning determining of the following patterns: the sign informing travellers about a possibility of purchasing the goods at the points of sale of goods against which tax refund is granted, and the stamp confirming the export of goods outside the territory of European Union, as well as on determining of the necessary data that should be included in the document constituting the basis for tax refund to travellers (Journal of Laws of 2014 item 426) - link to the regulation
  4. Ordinance of the Minister of Finance of 1 April 2016 concerning the minimum aggregate value of purchases for which the traveller may claim value added tax refund (Journal of Laws of 2016 item 500) – link to the regulation
Import of firearms/ammunition by a foreigner
  1. Act of 21 May 1999 on weapons and ammunition (Journal of Laws of 2012 item 576, as amended) - link to the Act
  2. Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior of 20 February 2012 concerning determining of templates of certificates authorising import on the territory of the Republic of Poland, export from this territory and transfer on this territory of weapons and ammunition, templates of certificates of weapon or ammunition purchase by foreigners and Polish citizens permanently established abroad, and the template of the approval on export of weapons or ammunition from the territory of the Republic of Poland (Journal of Laws of 2012 item 213) – link to the regulation
Export of firearms/ammunition by a foreigner
  1. Act of 21 May 1999 on weapons and ammunition (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2012 item 576, as amended) - link to the Act
  2. Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior of 20 February 2012 concerning determining of templates of certificates authorising import on the territory of the Republic of Poland, export from this territory and transfer on this territory of weapons and ammunition, templates of certificates of weapon or ammunition purchase by foreigners and Polish citizens permanently established abroad, and the template of the approval on export of weapons or ammunition from the territory of the Republic of Poland (Journal of Laws of 2012 item 213) – link to the regulation
Import of firearms/ammunition by a citizen of Poland
  1. Act of 21 May 1999 on firearms and ammunition (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2012 item 576, as amended) - link to the Act
  2. Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior of 21 March 2013 concerning templates of a firearms holder card, a certificate authorising weapons purchase, a card of a person admitted to holding weapons, firearms certificate and firearms regulation card (Journal of Laws of 2013 item 447, as amended) - link to the regulation
  3. Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior of 20 February 2012 concerning determining of templates of certificates authorising import on the territory of the Republic of Poland, export from this territory and transfer on this territory of firearms and ammunition, templates of certificates of weapon or ammunition purchase by foreigners and Polish citizens permanently established abroad, and the template of the approval on export of firearms or ammunition from the territory of the Republic of Poland (Journal of Laws of 2012 item 213) – link to the regulation
  4. Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of 6 March 2000 concerning the template of the declaration of import of firearms and ammunition from abroad by Polish citizens for own needs as well as the procedure of providing the Police authorities with information on imports of firearms and ammunition by customs authorities (Journal of Laws of 2000 of 17 item 222) - link to the regulation
  5. Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of 9 June 2004 concerning the detailed rules of depositing and destroying firearms and ammunition in the depot of the Police, Military Police or customs authority as well as the fee of payment for their storage in the deposit (Journal of Laws of 2004 of 152 item 1609) – link to the regulation
Export of firearms/ammunition by a citizen of Poland
  1. Act of 21 May 1999 on weapons and ammunition (Journal of Laws of 2012 item 576, as amended) - link to the Act
  2. Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior of 20 February 2012 concerning determining of templates of certificates authorising import on the territory of the Republic of Poland, export from this territory and transfer on this territory of weapons and ammunition, templates of certificates of weapon or ammunition purchase by foreigners and Polish citizens permanently established abroad, and the template of the approval on export of weapons or ammunition from the territory of the Republic of Poland (Journal of Laws of 2012 item 213) – link to the regulation
Import to EU/export from EU of foreign exchange values (foreign currency, foreign exchange gold, foreign exchange platinum) or domestic currency
  1. Act of 27 July 2002 - Foreign Exchange Law (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2012 item 826, as amended) – link to the Act
  2. Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2005 on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community (OJ L no 309 of 25 November 2005, p. 9) – link to the regulation
  3. Ordinance of the Minister of Finance of 20 April 2009 on general foreign exchange permits (Journal of Laws of 2009 of 69 item 597) - link to the regulation
  4. Ordinance of the Minister of Finance of 29 June 2007 on the procedure for confirming import and export of foreign exchange or domestic means of payment, and the specimen declaration forms concerning import into the country and export abroad of these values and means of payment (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2014 item 1068) – link to the regulation
  5. Act of 10 September 1999 – Penal Fiscal Code (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2013 item 186 as amended) – link to the Act
Importing personal packets containing products of animal origin
  1. Commission Regulation (EC) no 206/2009 of 5 March 2009 on the introduction into the Community of personal consignments of products of animal origin and amending Regulation (EC) No 136/2004 (OJ L. 077of 24 March 2009, p. 1, as amended) – link to the regulation
  2. Commission Regulation (EC) no 136/2004 of 22 January 2004 laying down procedures for veterinary checks at Community border inspection posts on products imported from third countries (OJ L. 077 of 28 January 2004, p. 11, as amended) – link to the regulation
Transfer of pet animals accompanying travellers for non-commercial purposes
  1. Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council (EU) no 576/2013 of 12 June 2013 on the non-commercial movement of pet animals and repealing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 (OJ L no 178 of 28 June 2013, p. 1) – link to the regulation
  2. Commission Implementing Regulation (UE) no 577/2013 of 28 June 2013 on the model identification documents for the non-commercial movement of dogs, cats and ferrets, the establishment of lists of territories and third countries and the format, layout and language requirements of the declarations attesting compliance with certain conditions provided for in Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L no 178 of 28 June 2013, p. 109) - link to the regulation
  3. Corrigendum of 9 December 2014 to Commission Implementing Regulation (UE) no 577/2013 of 28 June 2013 on the model identification documents for the non-commercial movement of dogs, cats and ferrets, the establishment of lists of territories and third countries and the format, layout and language requirements of the declarations attesting compliance with certain conditions provided for in Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 351 of 9 December 2014, p. 10) – link to the Regulation.
  4. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) no 1152/2011 of 14 July 2011 supplementing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs (OJ L no 296 of 15 November 2011, p. 6) – link to the regulation
  5. Commission Decision of 22 December 2006 as regards certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza and movements of pet birds accompanying their owners into the Community (OJ L 8 of 13 January 2007, p. 29, as amended) – link to the Commission Decision.
  6. Commission Decision of 30 November 2010 amending Decisions 2005/692/EC, 2005/734/EC, 2006/415/EC, 2007/25/EC and 2009/494/EC as regards avian influenza (OJ L 316 of 2 December 2010, p.10, as amended) – Annex I – template of the health certificate and Annex III – template of owner's declaration – link to the Commission Decision.
  7. Commission Regulation (EU) no 206/2010 of 12 March 2010 laying down lists of third countries, territories or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the European Union of certain animals and fresh meat and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 73 of 20 March 2010, p. 1, as amended) – link to the regulation
  8. Act of 11 March 2004 on the protection of animals and combating communicable diseases (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2014 item 1539, as amended) – link to the Act
  9. Ordinance of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of 15 January 2015 on specific veterinary requirements applicable to certain animal species (Journal of Laws of 2015 item 98) –link to the regulation
  10. Ordinance of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of 1 February 2016 concerning the list of border-crossing checkpoints where customs authorities conduct the control of non-commercial movement of pet animals accompanying travellers (Journal of Laws of 2016 item 190) – link to the regulation

Website of the Chief Veterinary Inspection

Import of endangered animals and plants
  1. Council Regulation (EC) no 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (OJ L 61 of 3 March 1997, p. 1, as amended) – link to the regulation
  2. Commission Regulation (EC) no 865/2006 of 4 May 2006 laying down detailed rules concerning the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (OJ L 166 of 19 June 2006, p. 1, as amended) – link to the regulation
  3. Act of 16 April 2004 on natural protection (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2015 item 1651) – link to the Act
  4. Commission Decision of 28 September 2009 drawing up a list of approved border inspection posts, laying down certain rules on the inspections carried out by Commission veterinary experts and laying down the veterinary units in Traces (OJ L 296 of 12 November 2009, p. 1) – link to the Decision
  5. The regulation of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of 9 December 2008 concerning the points of entry, through which you can transport plants, plant products or objects (Journal of Laws of 2014, item 1060) - go to the regulation in the Internet System of Legal Acts - link to the regulation
Import of endangered animals and plants
  1. Council Regulation (EC) no 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (OJ L 61 of 3 March 1997, p. 1, as amended) – link to the regulation
  2. Commission Regulation (EC) no 865/2006 of 4 May 2006 laying down detailed rules concerning the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (OJ L 166 of 19 June 2006, p. 1, as amended) – link to the regulation
  3. Act of 16 April 2004 on natural protection (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2015 item 1651) – link to the Act
  4. Commission Decision of 28 September 2009 drawing up a list of approved border inspection posts, laying down certain rules on the inspections carried out by Commission veterinary experts and laying down the veterinary units in Traces (OJ L 296 of 12 November 2009, p. 1) – link to the regulation
  5. The regulation of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of 9 December 2008 concerning the points of entry, through which you can transport plants, plant products or objects (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 881) - go to the regulation in the Internet System of Legal Acts - link to the regulation
Export of endangered animals and plants
  1. Council Regulation (EC) no 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (OJ L 61 of 3 March 1997, p. 1, as amended)< link to the regulation
  2. Commission Regulation (EC) no 865/2006 of 4 May 2006 laying down detailed rules concerning the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (OJ L 166 of 19 June 2006, p. 1, as amended) link to the regulation
  3. Act of 16 April 2004 on natural protection (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2015 item 1651) link to the Act
Transporting medicinal products across the border for personal use
  1. Act of 6 September 2001 - the Pharmaceutical Law (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2008 no 45, item 271, as amended) – link to the Act
  2. Act of 29 July 2005 on counteracting drug addiction (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2016 item 224) – link to the Act
Transfer of human bodies and remains
  1. Act of 31 January 1959 on cemeteries and burial of the deceased (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2015, item 2126) – link to the Act
  2. Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 7 December 2001 on dealing with human bodies and remains (Journal of Laws of 2001 no 153, item 1783, as amended) - link to the regulation
  3. Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 27 December 2007 on issuance of permits and certificates for transport of human bodies and remains (Journal of Laws of 2007 no 249 item 1866) – link to the regulation
Outbound transport of human bodies and remains
  1. Act of 31 January 1959 on cemeteries and burial of the deceased (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2015, item 2126) – link to the Act
  2. Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 7 December 2001 on dealing with human bodies and remains (Journal of Laws of 2001 no 153, item 1783, as amended) – link to the regulation
  3. Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 27 December 2007 on issuance of permits and certificates for transport of human bodies and remains (Journal of Laws of 2007 no 249 item 1866) – link to the regulation
Export of monuments and cultural goods from Poland
  1. Council Regulation (EC) no 116/2009 on the export of cultural goods (Codified version - OJ L 39 of 10 February 2009, p. 1) - link to the regulation
  2. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) no 1081/2012 of 9 November 2012 for the purposes of Council Regulation (EC) No 116/2009 on the export of cultural goods (i.e. OJ L 324 of 22 November 2012, p. 1) - link to the regulation
  3. Act of 23 July 2003 on the protection of monuments and custody over monuments (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2014 item 1446) - link to the Act
  4. Ordinance of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of 18 February 2011 on templates of assessment documents indicating the time of origin of the monument, valuation of the monument and confirmation of import of the monument to the territory of the Republic of Poland (Journal of Laws of 2011 no 50 item 256) - link to the ordinance
  5. Ordinance of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of 18 April 2011 on the export of monuments abroad (Journal of Laws of 2011 no 89 item 510) – link to the ordinance

Regulations concerning air traffic security

Legal acts concerning aviation protection - link to the website of Civil Aviation Office
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security (Text with EEA relevance) (i.e. OJ L 299 of 14 November 2015, p. 1) - link to the regulation
Regulation of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy of 31 July 2012 concerning the national programme of civil aviation protection (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 912) - Chapter 3 - transporting weapons and ammunition - link to the regulation
Passanger's rights - link to the website of Civil Aviation Office
Passanger guide - link to the website of Civil Aviation Office

Agreements with Russian Federation

Agreement concerning border crossings
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Russian Federation concerning border crossings, executed in Moscow on 22 May 1992 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2003, No. 37, Item 528) - link to the agreement
Agreement on local border traffic rules
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Russian Federation on local border traffic rules signed in Moscow on 14 December 2011 (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 814) – link to the agreement
Agreement on travelling conditions of citizens
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Russian Federation on travelling conditions of the citizens of the Republic of Poland and the citizens of the Russian Federation, signed in Warsaw on 18 September 2003 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2003, No. 51, item 800) – link to the agreement
Visa facilitation agreement with Russia
Council Decision of 19 April 2007 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of issuance of short-stay visas (i.e. OJ L 129 of 17 May 2007, p. 27) – link to the decision
Agreement on international road transport
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Russian Federation on international road transport, signed in Warsaw on 30 August 1996 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2005, No. 61, item 806) – link to the agreement

Agreements with Belarus

Agreement concerning border crossings
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Republic of Belarus concerning border crossings, executed in Warsaw on 24 April 1992 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2003, No. 37, item 518) - link to the agreement
Agreement on individual traffic
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on individual traffic, concluded on 20 December 2007 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2008, No. 83, item 733) - link to the agreement
Agreement on international road transport
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on international road transport, executed in Minsk on 20 May 1992 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland, No.46, item 743) - link to the agreement

Agreements with Ukraine

Agreement concerning border crossings
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland with the Government of Ukraine concerning border crossings, executed in Warsaw on 18 May 1992 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2003, No. 37, item 530) – link to the agreement
Agreement on the rules of individual traffic
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the rules of individual traffic, signed in Kiev on 30 July 2003. (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2003, No. 56, item 878) – link to the agreement
Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Poland and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on changing the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the rules of individual traffic, signed in Kiev on 30 July 2003 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2009, No. 37, item 571) – link to the protocol
Agreement on local border traffic rules
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on local border traffic rules, signed in Kiev on 28 March 2008. Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Poland and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on changing the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on local border traffic rules signed in Kiev on 28 March 2008, signed in Warsaw on 30 November 2007 (Journal of Laws of 2009, No. 103, item 858) – link to the agreement and the protocol
Agreement on international road transport
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of Ukraine on international road transport, executed in Warsaw on 18 May 1992 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland, No. 6, item 125) – link to the agreement
Agreement on waiving fees for national visas
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on waiving fees for national visas, signed in Przemysl on 6 June 2012 (Official Gazette of the Government of the Republic of Poland of 2012, item 643) – link to the agreement