Easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit and new rules on the Card of Pole
14 September 2022
14 September 2022
As of 9 July 2022, a regulation is in force that introduces an easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit. It aims to help Belarusian citizens affected by various types of repression in their country.
The condition for obtaining the new type of permit is staying in Poland on the basis of a so-called humanitarian visa.
The above solution will also apply to citizens of Belarus who stay in Poland on the basis of the referred to visas, extended on the basis of the so-called anti-covid law.
The following are the changes in connection with the introduction of the simplified procedure:
The application for the permit shall be submitted in person at the Provincial Office.
The temporary residence permit is granted by the Voivod competent for the place of residence of the Belarusian citizen.
As a result of the introduction of a new regulation, it is possible to obtain the Card of the Pole without having to leave Poland. Citizens of Ukraine, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, or stateless persons living in these countries, may apply for the Card of the Pole at any voivodeship office according to their place of residence in Poland. The above applies both to persons applying for the Card of the Pole for the first time and to those who already possess the Card of Pole.
If you have any further questions or require additional information, please contact your business relationship person or use the enquiry form on the HLB Poland website.
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