Who can obtain assistance and when

All foreigners applying for the refugee status in Poland have the right to social help, except for situations determined in the Act on granting protection to foreigners.

Within two days from submitting the application, foreigner need to report to one of the two reception facilities of the Department for Social Assistance:

  • Reception centre in Biała Podlaska, if the application is submitted for the first time.
  • Reception centre in Podkowa Leśna – Dębak in the case of foreigners who are starting the second procedure or who have returned within the Dublin procedure

If a foreigner does not report to a reception facility within two days, the refugee status proceedings will be cancelled.