EXTENSION OF NATIONAL VISA
National visas of Ukrainian citizens whose validity expires after February 24 are extended by operation of law until 4.03.2024.
NOTE: A visa extended on this basis does not entitle you to cross the border.
ATTENTION! If you entered Poland on the basis of a visa, directly from the territory of Ukraine from February 24, you are also subject to a general extension of stay until 4.03.2024 and all related rights (benefits) and obligations (applying for a PESEL number).
EXTENSION OF SCHENGEN VISA AND RESIDENCE DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY OTHER STATES OF THE SCHENGEN AREA
If you came to Poland before February 24, 2022 on the basis of a Schengen visa, visa-free travel or a residence permit issued by another authority of another state belonging to the Schengen Area, and the permissible period of your stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland expires after February 24, this period is extended until 4.03.2024.
EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMITS
Temporary residence permits valid after February 24 are extended until 4.03.2024. It applies also to Ukrainian citizens Residence Cards, Polish Identity Documents and the “permit for tolerated stay” document are extended by 18 months, if their validity expires in the period from February 24. Extended documents will not be exchanged. This means that we will be able to use the same document all the time, the validity period of which has been extended by law. The deadline for leaving the territory of the Republic of Poland is also extended by 18 months in connection with the decision to refuse to extend the visa, refuse to grant a residence permit, discontinue the proceedings in these cases, withdraw the residence permit or the decision ending the procedure for granting international protection, if it expires after February 24, 2022 The period of voluntary return specified in the decision on the obligation to return is also extended by 18 months, if it concerns persons covered by the act and if it expires after February 24, 2022.
ATTENTION! The Act on Assistance to Ukrainian Citizens stipulates that the right to work (without the need to obtain a permit) covers all Ukrainian citizens legally residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland, not only those who came to Poland after February 24, 2022. It should be remembered that an employer hiring a citizen of Ukraine is obliged to notify the District Labor Office about this fact within 14 days of taking on a new employer” In addition, the provisions of the so-called Anti-Crisis Shield remain in force and apply to all foreigners regardless of the situation in Ukraine.