Passport or ID card?

Passport or ID card?

Both passport and ID card:

• states the person's identity,

• certifies Polish citizenship.

The passport entitles you to cross the border and stay abroad, while the ID card allows you to travel to:

• European Union member states,

• countries of the European Economic Area,

• states which, by separate decisions, allow crossing of borders on the basis of a valid ID card.


Before leaving, check if your travel documents are valid and check the regulations of the country you are traveling to. Some countries require the traveller to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the planned date of return to the home country. Check where you can go with your ID card.

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