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First steps in Poland


Online reservation for viewing case files

20 May 2019

From 1st of June 2019, the right to view case files kept in the Department for Legalisation of Stay will be possible only by prior appointment via queuing system.

Amendment to the Act on Foreigners

23 April 2019

Act aims to implement into Polish law the Directive (EU) 2016/801 and also provides for solutions aimed at eliminating the so-called “stay tourism”.

Brexit – dedicated website

19 April 2019

All information about rules of stay of British citizens in Poland in connection with Brexit can be found on dedicated website.

Brexit – possible scenarios (update)

12 April 2019

The European Council agreed to extend the date of the UK withdrawal from the European Union to allow for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement.

Brexit – possible scenarios

27 March 2019

According to conclusions adopted by the European Council the UK withdrawal from the EU is to take place on April 12 or on May 22.

Brexit – information brochure

8 March 2019

Office for Foreigners prepared the information brochure about possible scenarios and rules of stay in Poland for British citizens after March 29.