It is a type of residence permit which may be granted to a non-EU citizen who, due to a justified fear of persecution in his/her country of origin, for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership of a particular social group, may not or does not wish to use his/her country's protection. In Poland, refugee status can be granted by the Office for Foreigners in Warsaw.
Check-list - I have a refugee status or a subsidiary protection or permission to stay in Poland for humanitarian reasons
Documents needed to obtain a stamp in a passport (so-called formal defects):
- Application form - filled in 1 copy as per instruction. Download the form. You can receive a copy of your application form in our offices or use the interactive application form
- 4 photos,
- Copy of your valid travel document (original for inspection). In exceptional cases where you have no valid travel document and you cannot obtain it, you can present a different document confirming your identity.
Documents needed to grant the permit:
- Decision confirming that you have a refugee status, subsidiary protection or consent to stay for humanitarian reasons,
documents confirming that your stay on Polish territory was uninterrupted or documents stating the reasons for the occurrence of breaks in your stay.
All documents are submitted in original / certified copy.