The government has added several additional categories of stay to the extension measures for foreign nationals unable to leave Poland.

The following will be automatically extended:

  • All Schengen visas.
  • Residence documents issued by another Schengen country.
  • Visa-waiver stays.

Background: The government implemented the initial extension of stay earlier this month to ease compliance requirements for foreign nationals affected by lockdown measures and travel restrictions. The initial extension provided for the automatic extension of residence permits, national type D visas, work permits types A-E, intention-to-hire statements and seasonal work permits.

Analysis & Comments: The expanded extension policy is good news for employers, as it will ease immigration compliance for affected employees. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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