On July 25, 2016 the new antiterrorist act came into force, and, according to it, every pre-paid SIM card, bought before or after that date, has to be registered. On February 1, 2017 all the unregistered cards will expire.SIM card registration is already a standard in many European countries, and it is supposed to help public security services to track and find potential terrorists.
So what do you need to do?
It’s quite easy, actually. You can register the card with a telephony provider or at the post office. Polish citizens and residents need their PESEL number. If you don’t have it, the series and number of your ID or passport will do. EU and Swiss citizens only need an ID, whereas citizens of other countries will have to show their passport or residency card.
The process doesn’t take long, and there are still a couple days left to get it done, so if you haven’t registered your SIM card yet, don’t worry, there’s still time.