What is a PESEL number?

A PESEL number is the person’s identification number.
It is widely used in contacts with various institutions and in legal circulation, e.g.:

* medical care – verification whether a person has insurance,
* using the number in connection with the commencement of work in the form of: employment contract,
* tax returns from people who do not execute a business activity,
* financial services, e.g. opening a bank account,
* insurance, e.g. life insurance,
* civil law contracts, e.g. car sale,
* and other…

The PESEL number consists of:
1. date of birth – it is indicated by the first 6 digits starting from:
* YY – year of birth (last two digits)
* MM – month of birth with the coded century of birth by adding to the number denoting the month of birth the number 80 (for people born in the years 1800-1899), 0 (for people born in the years 1900-1999), 20 (for people born in the years 2000-2099)
* DD – day of birth
2. The ordinal number of a person specified by the numbers from 7 to 10, with the last digit of the number containing a gender designation – for women it is an even number and for men it is an odd number
3. control digit – the last 11th digit of the PESEL number is a control number that allows electronic checking of the correctness of the number.

After registering for a period of more than 30 days, the city hall/municipal office will automatically assign a PESEL number to the foreigner.
For registration of a foreigner for a temporary stay in a rented apartment read HERE.

For more info please check official website

January 2020

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