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I cannot leave the territory of the Republic of Poland and my residence card, visa or visa free regime will soon exhaust

Paweł Werszko
08.04.2020

According to the Act of 2 March 2020 on special solutions related to the prevention and eradication of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them all current residence permits for temporary stay (residence card) and the Polish national visas type D, whose end of validity was foreseen for the period of the state of epidemiological threat or epidemiological threat (so the period since 14 March 2020) have been extended by law until 30th day after the day one of the above states is declared cancelled.

 

However it doesn’t relates to the stays on the basis of Schengen visa, or national visas and residence titles issued by other Schengen states and the stay within visa free regime. In such a case the legality of further stay of a foreigner on the territory of the Republic of Poland will be upon the condition that he lodges an application for temporary residence permit to the voivode. According to the provisions of the above legislation act the deadline for the submission of an application for residence permit which has finished during the state of the epidemiological threat or the epidemiological state (so the period since 14 March 2020) has also been extended until 30th day following the day of cancellation of the last of the states. It means, that the foreigner, that submitted the application for a residence permit for temporary stay legalises his stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland. (Even if the application has been submitted after the expiry of the residence title previously hold).

 

According to the above act the work permits and declarations on entrusting work to the foreigner, the period of validity of which were within the declared period of state of epidemiological threat or the epidemiological state (so since 14 March 2020) have also been extended by law until the 30th day following the day of cancellation of the last of the states.

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