500,000 foreigners have a residence permit in Poland, 277,000 are citizens of Ukraine. This is reported by Polskie Radio with reference to the representative of the Office for Foreigners of Poland Jakub Dudziak.
"Of the 500,000 foreigners who have a residence permit in Poland, issued to citizens of the European Union, the largest groups are citizens: Ukraine – 277,000 people, Belarus – 34,000, Germany – 20,000, Russia – 13,000, Vietnam – 11,000, India - 10.500, Georgia – 9,000, Italy - 8.500, China - 6.500, and Great Britain - 6.500," Dudzyak said.
He added that in the first half of this year, the number of foreigners with a residence permit increased by almost 42,000 people.
In the first half of this year, 112 Ukrainians applied for refugee status in Poland.
The number of Ukrainian labor migrants in Poland has increased 2-3 times since 2014. Now, about 1.5 million Ukrainians work in Poland.