Epidemiological situation - special solutions for foreigners

The Office for Foreigners announces that, "in connection with the current epidemiological situation, on 31 March 2020 came into force an act providing, inter alia, special solutions for foreigners in Poland. The regulations will allow people who want to pursue their current purpose of stay or cannot leave Poland due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus to stay legally in the country.

Until the end of the 30th day following the date of cancellation of the last state (state of epidemic emergency or state of epidemic), the following will be extended:

  • legal stay of foreigners on the basis of national visas and temporary residence permits that would end during the period of state of epidemic emergency or state of epidemic,
  • deadline for submitting applications for legalisation of stay,
  • validity of already issued work permits, seasonal work permits and declarations of entrustment of work to a foreigner.

Moreover, the following deadlines will be postponed:

  • for foreigners to leave Poland,
  • of voluntary return specified in the decisions obliging the foreigner to return."

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    Date of addition
    3 April 2020