Ukrainians constitute over 50% of foreigners holding a residence permit in Poland

Source : 112 Ukraine

277,000 citizens of Ukraine have a residence permit in neighboring Poland
08:26, 8 August 2021

Ukraine-Poland cooperation

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.

As reported before, Poland urged the EU countries to increase the support of Lithuania amid the crisis with migrants and extend sanctions against Belarus.

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