Diia – an electronic document for war refugees from Ukraine

Following the notification to the European Commission of new residence permits issued in connection with the specific situation in Ukraine, the following have been added to the catalogue of residence permits:

●  electronic document diia.pl in the mObywatel mobile application, confirming, inter alia, the status of beneficiary of Article 2(1) of the Special-purpose Act,

●  certificate of temporary protection issued by the Head of the Office for Foreigners to nationals of third countries other than Ukraine.

The above-mentioned documents – during their period of validity – together with a valid travel document (passport) entitle the holder to:

●  to cross the external borders of the EU and the internal borders of the Schengen countries,

●  residence on the territory of Poland within the period of validity,

●  residence on the territory of other Schengen states for up to 90 days within the last 180 days.

This document entitles you to cross the Polish border in the direction of entry from the territory of Ukraine for the entire period of recognizing the stay of a Ukrainian citizen as legal in Poland on the basis of the Special Act (from February 24, 2022 to June 30, 2024), regardless of whether the foreigner is entitled to visa-free days or not.

The diia.pl residence document in the mObywatel mobile application is available to those foreigners covered by the Special-purpose Act who have a UKR PESEL number and have set up a trusted profile. If they have not done so when obtaining their UKR PESEL number, they can still do so in a separate procedure.

Here information on obtaining a PESEL number and a trusted profile: https://www.youtube.com/embed/gIvdLugsRwo

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