Residence documents for an indefinite time
In this group of documents we can include a permanent residence permit and a long term EU resident’s residence permit. They give the right to a lifelong residence within the territory of the Republic of Poland, thus allowing the holder to avoid time-consuming bureaucratic procedures. It is also important that having such documents gives foreigners a wider range of rights - almost comparable to the rights of Polish citizens. Obtaining residence documents for an indefinite time is a necessary condition of being recognised as a Polish citizen. More on this subject can be read in the article: Polish citizenship.