Flesztag: residence permit
Ukrainian citizens’ legal stay in Poland extended until at least 4 March 2024!
On 29 May 2023 the Polish President signed a bill into law that amends what is often called the Ukrainian Special Act, and extends till 4 March 2024 the date until when Ukrainian citizens may legally stay in Poland, if they entered the country due to the ongoing war.
Poland will extend the period of legal residence for Ukrainian citizens until 4 March 2024.
On 14 April 2023, the Sejm (lower house of parliament) adopted a bill (document no. 3133) providing for amendments, inter alia, to the law on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with the armed conflict in that country.
Ukrainian citizens, who have enjoyed temporary protection in another EU State, but that protection has, for some reason ended, may apply for UKR status. Ukrainian citizens who are enjoying temporary protection in another EU State may also apply for a temporary residence permit in Poland. This is in accordance with an interpretation we obtained from the Head of the Office for Foreigners.
Doubts on this issue had arisen from a recent amendment to the Ukrainian Special Act (namely the Act on Assistance to Ukrainian Citizens in Connection with the Armed Conflict on the Territory of that Country, dated 12 March 2022).