IOM assistance to UK nationals has ended on the 30th of November 2021.
UK nationals residing in the following areas may seek assistance with residency procedures at:
- Wrocław: WroMigrant, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: +48 71 77 24 950, +48 735 969 992, +48 538 579 555, +48 538 579 521
- Greater Poland voivodeship: helpline: +48 22 490 20 44; Migrant Info Point, email: email@example.com, phone: +48 503 979 758”
- Krakow: Otwarty Kraków, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +48 887 20 598.
- Residence rights after 31st December 2021
UK nationals who continue their stay in Poland after 31st December 2021
UK nationals and their family members who are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement will no longer be able to exchange their EU residency documents they currently, because they discontinue their validity.
UK nationals will be able to apply for:
- Registration of residence
- Document certifying the right to permanent residence
UK nationals who arrive to Poland after the 31st December 2021
UK nationals’ family members will be able to apply for:
- Residence card for a family member of UK national
- Permanent residence card for a family member of UK national.
UK nationals who are not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement are treated as third-country nationals for immigration purposes. You can find more information on the residency procedures in place here: Homepage - Migrant EN.
- Residency Rights in Poland
How to secure residency rights in Poland
- UK national who continue their stay in Poland after December 31, 2020
- Family members (non-EU and non-UK nationals) of UK national who continue their stay in Poland after December 31, 2020
Immigration procedures for UK nationals
- Access to the Labour Market
Employment of UK nationals and their family members who continue to live in Poland after the 31st of December 2020
The Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the United Kingdom and the European Union provides for the retention of the existing rights of residence, as well as the right to take up and exercise work or commence and continue self-employed gainful activity by UK nationals and their family members who continue to live in an EU country after the end of the transition period (31st December 2020).
The beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement shall enjoy the residency rights and should have access to the labour market in the EU country they live in under the rules applicable to the nationals of the host State. Read more about access to the labour market.
- The Withdrawal Agreement
The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU) on the 31st of January 2020. The conditions of the departure are regulated by the Withdrawal Agreement. It sets out rules governing UK exit and its consequences, including the rights of UK citizens residing abroad.
Who are the beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement?
The beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement are EU citizens residing in the United Kingdom and UK nationals residing in one of the 27 Member States of the EU at the end of the transition period. Read more about the withdrawal agreement.
- Travelling to Poland after the 31st of December 2020
New requirements related to crossing the Polish border by UK nationals after 31 December 2020
On the 31st of December 2020, 23.59 CET, the transition period terminated. UK nationals and their family members living in Poland who wish to travel back to the UK and come back to Poland are obliged to prove that they are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement while crossing the border. If they are not, or fail to do so, their passports will be stamped and they will only be allowed to stay on the territory of Poland up to 90 days for visitation purposes, based on the visa-free regime. Read more about the new requirements.
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