Figures provided by the Poland Office of Foreigners show that the number of Georgians with valid residence permits in Poland has exceeded 10,000, or double what it was two years ago.
Based on the same source, the number of Georgians settled in Poland has seen a significant increase, TheSchengen.com reports.
“Georgian immigration to Poland is of an economic nature and is mainly related to occupational issues. Georgians can benefit from easy access to the labor market based on so-called job assignment announcements,” the statement read.
The significant increase in the number of Georgians settling in Poland has seen a marked increase since the visa regime was introduced in 2017. At the same time, the number of applications for residence permits has also seen a significant increase, and this trend continues.
The report published by the Foreigners’ Office shows that almost all Georgians have a temporary residence permit. These permits can be issued for a maximum period of 3 years. The main purpose of Georgians residing in Poland is to work for family and education issues.
“Georgian citizens with valid residence cards, approximately 58 percent, are between 18 and 40 years old. Children and adolescents under 18 make up only 2 percent, and people over 40 – about 40 percent. Men predominate – 8.5 thousand people (82 percent) compared to 1.9 thousand women.
According to the report, the regions most chosen by Georgians in Poland are the following provinces:
Wielkopolskie – 17 per cent Mazowieckie – 16 per cent Ludzki – 15 per cent Maowieckie – 14 per cent
However, the above data does not consist of persons residing in Poland under visa-free travel or based on visas.
Previously, data provided by the Foreigners’ Office revealed that the number of foreigners with a valid residence permit in Poland increased by 15 percent in the first three quarters of this year.
The same source showed that in the first three quarters of this year, the Polish authorities issued 525,000 valid residence permits with the assertion that the largest number of citizens with such documents are Ukrainians, Belarusians and Georgians, among others.
The Aliens Office showed that the largest groups of citizens with valid residence permits in Poland, on October 1, 2021, are:
Ukraine over 293,000 Belarus over 37,000 Germany over 19,000 Russia over 13,000 Vietnam over 11,000 India over 10,000 Georgia over 9,000 Italy over 8,000 Great Britain over 6,000 from China over 6,000
In the first three quarters of this year, the number of foreigners with valid residence permits increased significantly by 68 thousand people.