The special act provides for the possibility of obtaining a temporary residence permit after 9 months from the date of arrival in Poland. Is it necessary to meet the conditions set out in the Act on foreigners to obtain such a permit, i.e. have a source of income, place of residence etc.?

A citizen of Ukraine whose stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland is or was considered legal, will be granted a temporary residence permit. This permit will be granted at his request once for a period of 3 years, counting from the date of the decision.

The law on assistance to citizens of Ukraine in connection with an armed conflict in the territory of that state stipulates that a temporary residence permit will not be issued in a situation where:

➔  it will be required for reasons of state defense or security, or for the protection of public safety and order, or

➔  data of a citizen of Ukraine is entered in the list of foreigners whose stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland is undesirable, or

➔  a citizen of Ukraine submits an application 18 months from the date of legal entry to Poland.

These will be the only cases in which the office will refuse to issue this permit.

According to the Law on Assistance to Ukrainian Citizens, the lack of health insurance, sufficient funds to cover the costs of living or the place of residence will not be taken into account when granting this permit.

Legal basis: Art. 38 of the law on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with an armed conflict in the territory of that state.