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Poland: Number of Internationals With Valid Residence Permits Increases by 15%

Data provided by the Polish Office of Foreigners showed that the number of foreigners with valid residence permits in Poland saw an increase of 15 percent during the first three quarters of this year.

Based on the same source, during the three quarters of 2021, a total of 525,000 valid residence permits were issued in Poland, and Ukrainians, Belarusians and Georgians were among the largest group of citizens with such documents, reports.

According to the same source, the largest groups of citizens with a valid residence permit 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 Britain Great more than 6,000 for China over 6,000

During the first three quarters of 2021, the number of foreigners with valid residence permits saw a significant increase, by 68 thousand people.

Based on the data provided by the Aliens Office, the most significant increase in the number of foreigners residing in Poland consists of citizens of the following territories:

Ukraine – more than 49,000 Belarusians – more than 8000 Georgians – more than 1,000 Moldovas – more than 1,000 India – more than 1,000

“Most foreigners have temporary residence permits, which can be issued for 3 years. At present, a total of 63 percent of people own such documents. The statement published by the Aliens Office indicates that the group of foreigners entitled to permanent residence and long-term residents is 20 percent and 15 percent, who are citizens of EU member states who have registered their residence.

The same source shows that district offices in the following regions issue the most significant number of residence permits:

Mazowieckie Małopolskie Greater Poland Dolnośląskie

“Due to the current epidemiological situation, changes in the law are still in force, which provides, inter alia, for special solutions for foreigners in Poland. The provisions allow people to stay legally in the country who wish to pursue the current purpose of residence or cannot leave Poland due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Based on figures previously provided by European statistics provider EUROSTAT, Poland issued the largest number of residence permits for work in 2020.

The same source showed that about 502,300 permits were issued during 2020, an increase of 22 percent compared to all the first residence permits issued in EU member states.

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