New Amendment to the Act on Assistance to Citizens of Ukraine entered into force on January 28th, 2023. Check what will change for Ukrainians in Poland.
- Ukrainians have the right to benefits from only one country,
- An extension of the legal stay of persons on a Schengen visa / visa-free travel / other Community residence permit has been introduced – until August 24, 2023,
- The deadline for submitting an application for a UKR PESEL number is up to 30 days from the time of arrival in Poland; it should be submitted to Urząd Gminy in person. The date and place of crossing the EU border has to be entered in the application,
- Article 38 of the Act on Assistance to Ukrainians concerning the possibility of submitting an application for temporary residence in blank after 9 months has been repealed. Applications submitted so far are left unprocessed,
- Ukrainians can apply for temporary residence and work, Blue Card and running a business,
- To submit a special application there is no requirement to appear in the office in person and present a valid travel document. A personal visit is only necessary when summoned by the voivodship office in justified cases. Fingerprints are taken from previous data or from the PESEL UKR database; if these fingerprints have never been submitted, the office will call the Ukrainian and fingerprints will be submitted normally,
- The applications can be submitted from April 1st, 2023,
- If a Ukrainian does not meet the standard requirements of the Act on foreigners, he or she gets a special residence permit for a period of 1 year;
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