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Poland will implement new regulations on Ukrainians residing in the country

According to a statement from the Polish government, additional restrictions for stay would be added to the Special Law on Assistance for Ukrainians.

Ukrainian migrants will need to pay a portion of the rent in communal housing starting in January 2023 and apply for a PESEL number.

According to the soon-to-be implemented new regulations, Ukrainian refugees who entered Poland after February 24, 2022, are required to register for a PESEL number, which is the number for the general electronic population registration system.

It has been clarified that the relevant project accepts the electronic document present in the application as a residence permit and that, in accordance with the amendment, the certificate of temporary protection will allow Ukrainians to cross the Polish border once without needing to apply for a visa more than once.

Additionally, Visit Ukraine. Today made clear that the Social Insurance Office and other organizations will be in charge of regulating the departure of Ukrainian refugees from Poland. The Polish government intends to avoid non-targeted financial aid payments by implementing such procedures since they will have access to data on all Ukrainians' arrival and exit dates.

Along with the aforementioned, the same source has made clear that beginning on February 1, 2023, Ukrainian refugees who remain in Poland for more than 120 days will be expected to pay 50% of the cost of their housing. They will not be asked for more than PLN 40 (€8,40) per person each day.

Additionally, beginning on May 1, 2023, refugees from Ukraine who want to stay longer than 180 days will need to pay 75% of the fee, or PLN 60 (€12,61) per person each day.

It has been made clear that some exclusions will be applicable. When the new regulations go into effect, handicapped people, children, elderly individuals, pregnant women, people with young children under one year olds, guardians who have at least three children, and those in financial difficulty will all now be required to pay for accommodations.

The European Union Commission previously announced the creation of a new online job search engine to assist Ukrainians who have fled their nation due to the war in finding jobs in the EU.

The application will assist Ukrainians in identifying and mapping their abilities and in making connections with businesses in the EU.



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