The Polish government has announced that it will end its COVID-19 residence and work permit validity extensions.

Key Points:

  • On July 1, Polish authorities officially ended its COVID-19 “state of epidemic threat.”
  • Residence and work permits that have been automatically extended under COVID-19 policies will remain valid until July 31.
  • Foreign nationals who hold permits that have been automatically extended because of COVID-19 must apply for new permits to remain in the country legally.

BAL Analysis: Employers should ensure their employees who had received automatic permit extensions under the COVID-19 policies apply for new residence and work permits so they can remain in the country.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group. For additional information, please contact

Copyright © 2023 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries, please contact