The government has introduced extension measures in line with its COVID-19 policy and immigration office closures.

  • The following will be automatically extended: Residence permits, national type D visas, work permits types A-E, intention-to-hire statements, seasonal work permits.
  • The deadline to submit applications for the following is extended to 30 days following the end of national emergency status: Temporary residence permits, permanent residence permits, long-term EU residence permits, extension of national type D visas, Schengen type C visas, visa-free regime stays.
  • The deadline for foreign nationals obliged by law to leave Poland owing to residence permit denial or withdrawal is extended to 30 days following the end of national emergency status.

Additional information: Immigration authorities have canceled all appointments. The automatic extension of immigration documents does not allow for travel to other EU/Schengen Area countries, and the original employment and salary conditions continue to apply.

Analysis & Comments: The extensions are good news for employers, as they will ease immigration compliance for affected employees. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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