What should I do if I want to resign from protection in Poland?

A citizen of Ukraine who wishes to resign from temporary protection in Poland may do so by submitting an appropriate declaration to the municipality authority (the authority where he/she obtained his/her PESEL number). The declaration may also be sent by post, by registered mail.

The declaration should include:

  • first name, surname
  • PESEL number of the person with UKR status
  • an indication of the country of departure, type of departure, and date declared
  • a statement of the veracity of the data contained in the application
  • a clause stating: “I am aware of the criminal responsibility for submitting a false declaration”.

The declaration must be signed.

It should be remembered that a foreigner will automatically lose temporary protection if he or she crosses the external Schengen border for more than 30 days (even if he or she has not made such a declaration).

If, on the other hand, he/she is traveling within Schengen, such a declaration is necessary to ensure that the relevant information is registered by the Polish authorities.