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  1. Polish identity card

    Every Polish citizen 18 years of age or older residing permanently in Poland is required to have an identity card (Dowód osobisty) issued by the local office of civic affairs. Children as well as Polish citizens living permanently abroad are entitled, but not required, to have one. Identity cards are valid for a period of 10 years (5 years for children under the age of 5 on the date of issue). The front bears a photo of the holder, surname, forenames, date of birth, nationality, card number, gender and expiry date. It also contains the coat of arms of Poland and a security hologram partially covering the photo (which makes forgery harder). In the bottom right corner a special security element can be found – the photo of the person and the year of expiration, but only one of them can be seen at a time, depending on the angle of view. Below that, the card access number can be found. That number is necessary to connect with an embedded microchip (when using e-signature for instance). On the back can be found the holder's place of birth (city in Poland or foreign country's name), date of issue, repeated card number, issuing authority, legal ascendant(s) name(s) and personal number (PESEL – Powszechny Elektroniczny System Ewidencji Ludności – universal electronic population database). Below the card number the bearer's photo is repeated and some of the personal data in machine-readable form. On the top of the back side the card access number is represented in a bar code. The Polish identity card also functions as a travel document in certain countries.


  1. Polish identity card

    Every Polish citizen over 18 who is resident in Poland must have an Identity Card issued by the local administration. Polish citizens living permanently abroad are entitled to have a card but it is not compulsory for them to have one. Identity Cards are issued for the period of 10 years. On the front there is a photo of the owner, given name, surname, date of birth, parents' names, sex and owner's signature. On the right side there is the coat of arms of the Republic of Poland, a security hologram, date of expiry and card number. On the back there is address, place of birth, height, eye colour, date of issue, issuing authority and personal number in the form of hologram. Below the PESEL is the card number and the data in machine-readable form. As of January 2015 identity cards in Poland will have an electronic chip which will function as an electronic signature, which can be used as identification over the Internet. For example, a Polish citizen will be able to pay taxes this way.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polish identity card in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polish identity card in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • polski dowód tożsamościPolish

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