What is the PESEL number and why do I need this?

Every Polish citizen who is born in Poland and is registered with the country receives a PESEL number. Additionally, foreigners who match the requirements or request it can also obtain the PESEL number. Every Polish company must register itself in the Central Registry for Beneficiary Owners as of the end of 2019. If your business doesn’t fulfil this requirement, it could be punished. You must apply electronically using an e-signature to create a registry entry. The most widely used esignature in Poland is EPUAP (electronic trusted profile), which may be obtained for free but requires a PESEL number. It will also be helpful to sign financial statements electronically and make amendments to National Court Registry.