Stay of Ukrainians in Poland to be extended
The legal stay of Ukrainians in Poland is currently set to expire on June 30, 2024. The government has until then to develop new regulations for refugees.
Parliament adopts amendments to special law on refugee protection
Last week, the Polish Parliament adopted an amendment to the law on assistance to citizens of Ukraine in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of that country. It extends the period during which the stay of Ukrainian refugees is considered legal, as well as the validity of other documents, until June 30, 2024. The bill now goes to the Senate. The amendments then need to be signed by the President.
Uncertainty among businesses
The stay was extended only by a little over three months. Although it is known that it will ultimately be extended until March 4, 2025, the question arises when a decision will be made on this and on what terms.
Stay of Ukrainians to be extended until March 2025
The Polish government assures that it is already working on another amendment to the special law on Ukrainians, which will extend the period of legal stay for Ukrainians with temporary protection until March 4, 2025. It is expected to be submitted to the Parliament in the coming weeks. Consultations with voivodes are currently underway on the direction of the changes.
It can be concluded from the above that the temporary protection for Ukrainians will be extended until June 30, 2024, with all the benefits and assistance that are currently available.
The Polish government has also already started consultations on extending the temporary protection until March 2025. However, at this point, it is not clear what will happen with the benefits, including the 800+ program. Polish employers are interested in workers from Ukraine and would like both them and Ukrainians to have more clarity and stability in Poland so that they can build their lives in Poland and be confident in the future.