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Ukrainians get almost half of residential permits in Poland

In the middle of 2019, around 400,000 foreigners had valid residential permits in Poland
17:59, 31 July 2019

Novoye vremya

Almost a half of residential permits in Poland, issued to the foreigners, were received by Ukrainians, as Jakub Dudziak, Spokesperson of the Office for Foreigners, said on July 30, Polske Radio reported.

It was informed that in the middle of 2019, around 400,000 foreigners had valid residential permits in Poland (half a year ago – 372,000, a year and a half ago – 325,000).

Related: Over 1,000 illegal migrants spotted in Kyiv this spring

“During the first half of this year the majority of the people came from Ukraine – 19,400 people (to 199,000), Belarus – 3,000 people (to 23,000), Georgia – 1,300 people (to 4,100), India – 800 people (to 9,6000) and Nepal – 500 people (to 2,000),” the news agency cites Dudziak.

As it was reported, the Head of Consular Department of Ukraine’s Embassy in Poland Svitlana Krysa informed that the number of labor migrants from Ukraine increased in five times since 2014: from 300,000 people to around 1,5 million.

Related: About 1.5 Ukrainian labor migrants stay in Poland

It was noted that such an increase is confirmed by a dramatic increase in the number of consular actions in Warsaw. In particular, consuls in Warsaw committed around 3,500 consular actions in 2014, and in 2018 – up to 18,000 actions, which is by five times more.

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