The Polish government has limited the acceptance of visa applications from certain Russian nationals.

Key Points:

  • Until further notice, Polish authorities are only accepting visa applications from Russian nationals who are:
    • Immediate family members of Polish or EU nationals.
    • Holders of a Pole’s Card.
    • Students in Poland.
    • Poland Business Harbor program participants.
    • Professional cargo drivers.
    • Medical staff.

BAL Analysis: Poland joins a number of other European countries that have limiting certain visas and permits for Russian nationals. Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice. BAL will continue to follow the global response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

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