Temporary residence permit for Ukrainian citizens and their family members in a special procedure

Starting from November 24, 2022, citizens of Ukraine and their family members who received a PESEL UKR number can obtain a temporary residence permit in Poland in a special procedure.

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Polish Passport Ranked at 5th Best in the World by Mobility Score!

According to Passport Index (https://www.passportindex.org/), Polish passport has been ranked at 5th best on the mobility scale with 129 points – which is only 4 points less then the best ranked passport (Germany)!

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Arrests and allegations against employees working in Urząd Wojewódzki. Bribes in residence permit cases.

A year ago you had a chance to read our previous article regarding possible corruption in Urząd Wojwódzki in Wrocław (you can find it here). This was one of many conclusions of a country-wide audit performed in Polish Voivodeship Offices (Urząd Wojewódzki). It now seems that this story is coming to a right conclusion…

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How to become a Polish citizen? A quick look on the requirements

Poland is becoming more and more of a multicultural country. As a matter of fact, up until World War II it has always been – with some 30% minority ratio in 1921… but that’s a story for another time. The point is, if you live in Poland, you can help this fine country become colorful by becoming its citizen. Of course there are always requirements to be met.

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How can you use your Blue Card in another EU country?

The “Blue Card” is a term used for document issued by one of the EU countries for highly qualified workers form non-EU countries. It allows them to stay in the EU country and work there. Blue Card also provides some other rights to its owners, e.g. the right to be treated similarly as the citizens of EU country that issued the Card. But can you use it in another EU country and how you can do it?

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Healthcare system in Poland. How to get an appointment to Polish doctor during coronavirus epidemic?

After quite a long break from posting, I took the liberty to write a topic, that may seem a bit less law-oriented. However, because of COVID-19 global pandemic, there is a lot of legal changes aimed at healthcare system. As a result, there are signs of difficulties with getting medical help – especially since even personal visit in doctor’s office in no longer a standard.

So how medical appointments looks like nowadays and how to make one?

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Polish “Anti-Crisis Shield”. See how coronavirus will affect your legal status in Poland (changes for foreigners, employees and companies!)

Recently, because of coronavirus epidemic, Polish parliament passed a bill of provisions. The goal is to better adjust legal status of many citizens and residents, as well as provide help for some groups. The changes made affect mostly employees, companies and foreigners. Here are some of the more important points.

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You won’t be at home for a few days during ongoing resident permit case? You should take care of something first!

Resident permit cases can take a long time (see here). While you wait for a decision, you may need to leave home for a few days. Whether it’s because of holidays, family visit or any other reason, you definitely should take precautions to ensure that you won’t miss any requests from Urząd Wojewódzki. Otherwise, it is possible that during your absence, Urząd will send you a letter and you won’t be at home to pick it up. And this may result in negative consequences (you can learn more here).

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10 advices that may make your life easier when dealing with Polish offices.

Polish bureaucracy is not the best in the world, but not the worst either. Depending on where you are from, you may find it quite tolerable or completely disorganized.

Still, there are some advices we can share with you, that may help you get through administrative process.

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Long waiting time at Urząd Wojewódzki may be a result of not only mismanagement, but also corruption – says latest NIK report

As we mentioned in our earlier article, Polish Supreme Audit Office (Najwyższa Izba Kontroli or NIK), in one of it’s latest reports confirmed that Urząd Wojewódzki is unable to handle residence permit cases in required time.

However, from what the auditors learned during their examinations, this bad situation at Urząd Wojewódzki in Wrocław may not only be a case of only bad management.

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