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Employment of Ukrainian citizens in Poland

 Currently, the legal act regulating the employment of citizens in Poland is the Act of March 12, 2022 on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with an armed conflict in the territory of that country.

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Transport license for road transport below 3.5 tons

 Regulation (EU) 2020/1055 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 amending Regulations (EC) No 1071/2009, (EC) No 1072/2009 and (EU) No 1024/2012 to adapt them to changes in road transport (Journal of Laws EU.L 2020 No. 249, p. 17) introduced, inter alia, a change in the provisions consisting in the obligation to obtain a permit to pursue the occupation of road transport operator and a Community license by entrepreneurs engaged in the occupation of road haulage operator with the use of motor vehicles or vehicle combinations, the permissible total weight of which exceeds 2.5 tons. The provisions of the regulation entered into force on February 21, 2022.

 

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Information for refugees from Ukraine - part. 2

 After receiving the refugee status, a foreigner cannot work for the first 6 months of the procedures. He has the right to do so when he is granted international protection or if the procedure is prolonged, i.e. it lasts more than six months, and it is not the fault of the foreigner. In both cases, he is exempt from the need to obtain a work permit. Thus, employment of a person covered by international protection or waiting for the examination of the application for more than 6 months means that the superior is subject to the same procedures as for employing polish workers.

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Information for refugees from Ukraine – part. 1

 Pursuant to the provisions of the Act on granting protection to foreigners within the territory of the Republic of Poland, a foreigner is granted refugee status if there is a justified fear of persecution in the country of origin due to race, religion, nationality, political beliefs or belonging to a specific social group. The refugee status is also granted to a minor child of a foreigner who has obtained the refugee status.

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Information for people arriving to Poland from Ukraine

 The entry to Poland of Ukrainian citizens takes place on the basis of:

  • visa-free travel and biometric passport;
  • national visa (D) or Schengen visa (C);
  • a visa with a D or C designation, or a residence permit issued by another Schengen state;
  • possession of a temporary residence permit, permanent residence or long-term resident's EU residence permit and a valid residence card;
  • an application for international protection, submitted at the Polish border crossing;
  • consent of the commander of the Border Guard, given when crossing the border.
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