26/07 - 31/07/2016

Registration FAQ

General questions

In what way can I register as a participant of WYD Krakow 2016?

Registration of participants of World Youth Day Krakow 2016 is taking place through filling out special registration forms available in five languages: Polish, English, Italian, French and Spanish on the website www.krakow2016.com.

The respective INSTRUCTIONS about how to register are also available for download in the Registration System.

Why is it worth registering in order to participate in World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

Registration makes full participation possible in all events of World Youth Day and is a way of participating in the preparations and in the costs of their organization.

Registration is also necessary for the Organizing Committee to properly plan places of accommodation, catechesis, food provision and means of transport for pilgrims.

What will be received by registered participants of World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

Registered pilgrims receive – depending on the chosen type of “Pilgrim Package” – accommodation, free travel through city transportation, access to the places of Central Events, food provision at the time of WYD as well as an information set necessary for a full experience of these unique Days.

Who can register for World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

Not only large groups are able to sign up, but also small groups as well as individual pilgrims, using the same registration form. It is recommended, however, that very small groups and individual pilgrims not register by themselves, but join larger groups organized by parishes, dioceses or other communities. 

Where and how can I register to participate in World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

Registration of participants takes place electronically (on-line), by filling out special forms, on the official website of the Organizing Committee of WYD Krakow 2016, under the tab “JOIN – Registration –Information”.

Do I need to be a member of a group in order to register for World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

We encourage individual people not to register independently, but first to form a group of pilgrims – for ex. parish, diocesan or community groups, or join up with already existing groups.

How does group registration work for World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

What information should be given when registering for World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

The registration system does not require that personal information be given of all pilgrims. Only certain specific information will be asked for regarding: the group leader and a second leader, priests, disabled people, as well as pilgrims who are required to possess a visa to come to Poland (in the cases of these participants there will be specially prepared forms to fill out).

In what way will macrogroups and subgroups be identified through the Registration System?

Each group will be assigned an individual registration number, which from that moment will be used as an identificator of the group in all contacts with the Organizing Committee of WYD in Krakow and with the Pontifical Council for the Laity, especially in the case of payment.

Until what moment can changes be made in the registration form of the group?

Changes in the group’s form can be made only until the moment of the beginning of the payment procedure. In connection to this, all changes in subgroups already after the closing of the registration process will demand the running of a special procedure through a “Form Re-Opening” application.

What should a minor do in order to take part in World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

Under age pilgrims need to obtain the written permission of their parents or legal guardians. The appropriate document can be found in the registration form (at the time of the Central Events of WYD Krakow 2016 the group leader must have this form with them). Care for underage pilgrims will be entrusted to an adult in the group with the permission of the parents or the legal guardians of the participant (we should remember that one adult guardian can take care of a maximum of 10 underage participants). Group leaders can only be persons who are at least 18 years of age.

Will people with disabilities be able to participate in World Youth Day Krakow 2016?

All events of World Youth Day will be organized in such a way that people with disabilities will be able to take part in them.

How does the registration of people with disabilities work?

People with disabilities, together with the people caring for them, register as pilgrims through the official registration system. In the registration system they indicate that there are people with disabilities or a group, in which there are persons with disabilities; then after choosing this option in the registration form – there will appear concrete questions enabling their registration and making their participation easier in World Youth Day Krakow 2016. We ask you to direct all questions to the email: disabilities@krakow2016.com.

How can priests be registered?

Priests will not need separate registration. In the registration system they will indicate that they are priests and they answer concrete questions necessary for accreditation for the concelebration of Holy Mass as well as filling the ministry of confessor in the marked zones. Each priest will be asked to attach a document from his Bishop or Provincial Superior, confirming that he is a priest (“Declaration of Priesthood”) and that he can perform his priestly ministry at the time of World Youth Day. The relevant document can be downloaded in the registration form.

All questions can be directed to the email: sacerdos@krakow2016.com.

How does the registration of Bishops work?

Bishops wishing to take part in World Youth Day Krakow 2016 sign up directly to the Pontifical Council for the Laity by filling out and sending to it a special registration form. All questions can be directed to the email: episcopus@krakow2016.com

Can the Organizing Committee help with obtaining a visa?

No. The responsibility of obtaining a visa and all related costs are for the participant. More information is available here.

Where and how can I register to participate in “Days in the Diocese”?

The Central Events of World Youth Day in Krakow will be preceded by “Days in the Dioceses” (July 20-25, 2016) in Polish Dioceses. All groups wishing to take part in “Days in the Dioceses” should get to know the information in the “WYD – Days in the Dioceses” page.

Because choosing a Diocese from the list is not equivalent with registering for “Days in the Dioceses”, the group leader is asked to contact the Diocesan Center of WYD in the chosen Diocese with the goal of obtaining detailed information related to the possibility of a group stay in the given Diocese.

To what email can more specific questions related to registration be sent?

All specific questions concerning the method of registering participants of the meeting may be sent directly to the Registration Department email: registration@krakow2016.com.

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