I am a Ukrainian citizen, I have obtained temporary protection in another EU country, but I wish to move to Poland. Will I be issued with a UKR PESEL number?

On January 28, 2023, the amended provisions of the Act on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with the armed conflict in the territory of that state entered into force, according to which temporary protection is not granted to those citizens of Ukraine who benefit from temporary protection in a Member State other than the Republic of Poland European Union granted due to hostilities conducted on the territory of Ukraine. Thus, the stay of these persons on the territory of the Republic of Poland cannot be considered legal under the Special Act.

There is a system for exchanging information between EU countries about persons using temporary protection in a given country, so only if you stop using temporary protection in another EU country (whether it is possible and how it should be determined with the authorities of a given country) you will be able to use protection in Poland. It should be remembered that temporary protection for a Ukrainian citizen in Poland is possible if the Ukrainian citizen meets the following requirements jointly: he arrived legally on the territory of the Republic of Poland in the period from February 24, 2022 from the territory of Ukraine (even if not directly) in connection with hostilities conducted in the territory of that state and declares its intention to remain in the territory of the Republic of Poland.