According to an announcement made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Register System (SRP) is to open on March 1st. The integrated system will include a.o. registers for PESEL, IDs and marital status acts. It will also enable citizens to do their business in every office, rather than only in the office appropriate with regards to residence, as has been the case thus far.
Changes will provide a relief mostly for those who work far from their place of registered residence. It is worth reminding that the system was scheduled to start on January 1st, but due to numerous complication with the “Źródło” application – through which officials can access registers – the opening was delayed by three months. Even today, we are far from certain that all offices are ready for changes and the application is fully operational.
Two weeks before the start of the system, the Ministry is faced with a serious dilemma of whether to further delay implementation in order to ensure that everything is taken care of and runs smoothly or to start the system now, regardless of numerous objections, some of which where expressed by counties in public. No matter which course of action is taken, the reliability of the state is at stake.
Piotr Wołejko, expert of Employers of Poland