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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-9/2336 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 24 February 2022 – 23 August 2023|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)|
|Measure added||19 May 2022 (updated 02 March 2023)|
On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of the Russian aggression, many Ukrainian refugees fled to Poland.
On 12 March 2022, the special act regarding Ukrainian refugees (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 583) entered into force, with effect from 24 February 2022. Its aim is to provide assistance to Ukrainians escaping the territory of Ukraine due to armed conflict.
This measure applies to every Ukrainian citizen, regardless of age and gender, who had lived in Poland before 24 February 2022 on the basis of national visas or temporary residence permits. If the last day of their legal stay was on February 24 and later, the above-mentioned documents are extended until December 31, 2022. According to the law, they will not be given a refugee status, thus any further measures specified in the special act regarding Ukrainian refugees do not apply to them. The enacted law allows Ukrainians with residence permits and visas to legally remain in Poland for up to 18 months.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Extension of temporary residence permits and visas for Ukrainians, measure PL-2022-9/2336 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-9_2336.html
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