In 2018, almost 34,000 Ukrainians have got a residence permit in Poland. Therefore, the number of Ukraine's citizens with this status increased to 179,000, as PAP reported referring to Jakub Dudziak, the Press Secretary of the Polish Department on Foreigners.
According to him, last year the number of foreigners with a residence permit in Poland went up by 47,000 people, which is by 12,000 less than in 2017 and by 6,000 less than in 2016. At the same time, 36,000 foreigners received approval of temporary stay, which allows staying in the country for up to three years, and 9,000 people got permits for a permanent residence.
7% of all the permits for residence were issued due to employment, 12% - for family reasons and 10% - for education reasons.
34,000 Ukrainians, 4,700 Belarussians, 1,900 Indians, and 1,300 Georgians received a permit for residence in Poland.
As reported earlier, more than 77,000 foreigners were not allowed to cross the border to Poland during the 2018 year. Most of those people were the citizens of Ukraine. The Polish Border Guard spokeswoman Agnieszka Golias said as Polskie radio reported.