How is a person to know that he is covered by a special act, since no documents confirming it are issued?

In fact, the special act does not indicate the issuance of physical documents confirming the coverage of special protection, understood as documents with a photo – through which identity can be confirmed.

The special act uses the term “application”, eg Art. 4, where it is about the application on the basis of which the PESEL number is assigned, but it should be noted that the application contains a large amount of data, e.g. fingerprints, photos, which means that it is not a typical application for a PESEL number, but rather its informal form, which can be defined as an application for registration in the special protection system.

Photographs and fingerprints will be collected in RDO.

Persons who submitted the above-mentioned an application for a PESEL number can obtain a trusted profile, and then they will be able to use the mobile application where it will be possible to download, store and present an electronic document containing data from the register of persons covered by the special act. This means that it will be an electronic document.

Additionally, according to the applicable regulations, the PESEL number, which was assigned on the basis of the special act, will be disclosed in the PESEL register by marking UKR. Therefore, it can be assumed that even such information will be sufficient to confirm that a given person is covered by the special act.

One of the comments made by the Association for Legal Intervention and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights to the act is the need to introduce a document confirming the use of temporary protection. It results directly from the provisions of the directive.