11 June 2024

The President has signed the amendment to the law on assistance to Ukrainian citizens!

Work on amending the act on assistance to citizens of Ukraine has reached a conclusion. On 10 June, the President signed a law that:

  • broadens the range of persons covered by the Act, to include juvenile children of Ukrainian citizens and of their spouses,
  • extends the legal stay of Ukrainian citizens until 30 September 2025,
  • extends until 30 September 2025 the possibility of obtaining temporary residence permits for a period of 1 year to persons who have not met all the statutory requirements, but have declared a specific purpose for their stay in Poland,
  • changes the deadline for submitting an application for a PESEL number for a Ukrainian citizen (duty to submit the application immediately upon arriving in the territory of Poland),
  • lowers to 6 the permissible age of persons who are exempt from attending personally when applying for a PESEL number,
  • introduces an obligation for Ukrainian citizens to notify their employers about having obtained a temporary residence permit within 7 days of receiving it.

It also introduces a number of other changes, which we have mentioned in various places, including here.

The above changes will enter into force on 1 July 2024. Should anything be unclear for you, please feel free to contact us.

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