Poland Proposes Extending Ukrainian Right to Stay to September 2025

The Polish government has published a draft law to the Act on Assistance to the Citizens of Ukraine in connection with the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine.

The law proposes to:

  • Extend residence permits of Ukrainian nationals until September 30, 2025.
  • Limit the term for an employer to notify the authorities about commencement of work of a Ukrainian national from 14 to 7 days, as well as clarify some of the rules of submission of the notifications.
  • Allow non-working dependents holding UKR status to submit residence permit applications.
  • Introduce a new electronic residence permit application for Ukrainian nationals residing in Poland due to the war. Holders of the permit will be exempted from work permit obligation and will be able to open business activity under the same rules as Polish citizens.

The amendment is subject to enter into force on July 1, 2024.

Erickson Insights & Analysis

The changes included within the proposed law align with the planned end of the EU temporary protection which will be in effect until March 4, 2025. The proposed changes, once implemented will secure status of Ukrainian nationals residing in Poland for longer. Additional changes may be included in the proposed legislation before it is finalized.

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