IN THE DAY OF PANDEMIC
YOU ARE IN POLAND &
WANT TO LEGALIZE YOUR FURTHER STAY
If you employ foreigners whose legal stay has expired during the pandemic Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), in accordance with the provisions of the "anti-crisis shield", foreigners are allowed to submit the application for temporary residence permit till the 30th day following the date of the cancellation of the state of the epidemic. Despite the "anti-crisis shield" allowance we recommend that foreigners, whose legal stay ends, to submit the applications for temporary residence & work permit without waiting for the cancellation of the state of the epidemic. Submitting an appropriate application today will allow to significantly reduce the time of waiting for a decision on granting a temporary residence permit.
If you’re just planning to employ foreigners, remember, that despite the fact that border traffic is reduced from the 15th of March until further notice, there are some cases when foreigners are allowed to enter Poland (crossings borders with Russia, Belarus or Ukraine).
The ban especially does not apply to foreigners who hold right to work in Poland, i.e.:
- entitled to work under the same conditions as Polish citizens, or
- who have a work permit, or
- who have a certificate of entry in the register regarding seasonal work, or
- a Special Permission (simplified employer's statement about entrusting short term work to a foreigner – refers only to local hires from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Moldova or Armenia).