The President of the Republic of Poland signed the Act on Assistance to Ukrainian Citizens in Connection with the Armed Conflict on the Territory of Ukraine. The Act entered into force on the date of publication in the Journal of Laws, (Journal of Laws of 2022, item 583) i.e. 12 March 2022 and is retroactive to 24 February 2022.
The Act sets out, among other things, specific rules for legalising the stay of Ukrainian citizens entering the territory of Poland directly from Ukraine in connection with military operations, and Ukrainian citizens, Pole’s Card holders who, together with their immediate family, came to Poland because of those military operations. The rules set out in the Act concerning Ukrainian citizens also apply to their spouses, even if they do not have Ukrainian citizenship, but came to Poland directly from Ukraine in connection with the warfare.
The Act also provides for specific rules of employing Ukrainian citizens legally staying in Poland and the rules for extending the periods of their legal stay. It also defines the issues regarding the granting of benefits to the citizens of Ukraine, regulations concerning education of children and specific rules of undertaking and carrying out economic activity by Ukrainian nationals legally residing in Poland.
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