It depends on the type of visa. National visa holders retain the right to cross the state border and stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland during the epidemic/epidemic state, and for a period of 30 days after the last state is revoked. You can legally leave Poland straight to your country of permanent residence and come back to Poland, there will be no possibility of transit, e.g. from Poland via German, on extended visa.
Coronavirus outbreak – regulations for foreigners
Is it possible now, during the pandemic, to leave and then legally return to the country using a temporary residence card which has already expired (I am waiting for the application for another temporary stay to be examined)?
Yes. If the last day of validity of your residence card fell during the period of an epidemic/epidemic state, announced in connection with SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, the validity period of this residence card will be extended by operation of law until the 30th day following the day of cancellation of this states which were last in force. This means that you have the right to use your residence card as valid despite the expiry of the validity end date specified therein. With such a residence card, you retain the right to cross the polish state border.
A foreigner entered Poland after 14 March 2020, from Ukraine i.e. on 9 May 2020, holding a work visa, which was valid until 21 May 2020. Until when is he able to stay legally in Poland and when should he apply for a residence card?
If you entered Poland after 14 March 2020 and you have not applied for a temporary residence permit before the expiry of the visa validity period, i.e. during the period of your legal stay, you will still be able to submit an application for a temporary residence permit.
My national visa is expired last month and I am in my home country which is non EU country. Polish embassy is not accepting any new visa request at the moment also I have received positive decision on my Blue Card and its ready to collect (...)
cont. question: hence, I want to know if there is possibility to send the Blue card to Polish Embassy in my home country and I can go and collect from there? If not is there any way someone can come and collect the card on behalf of me?
I have a residence card for my first employer. I changed my employer. Can you not exchange the card? Do I have to apply for a new employer?
If you are staying in Poland based on a temporary residence and work permit, issued under employment with an Employer with whom you no longer work, you should report this information in writing to the office. You will find the template HERE.
What about persons who entered Poland under the visa-free regime after 14 March and after that date their declaration was registered. Can they still work legally after the end of the declaration? Does the extension also affect them?
cont. question. What does the expression "in such a situation a foreigner may take advantage of conditional legal residence and submit an application for a residence permit in an extended period" mean?
In order to be able to reduce the post and remuneration for a foreigner who has applied for temporary residence permit, does the employer have to submit an application to the relevant office for the anti-crisis shield?
A change in the conditions of planned employment of a foreigner in the course of the proceedings for temporary residence and work means that the employer should fill in a new Annex 1 to the application for temporary residence and work. The new Annex no. 1 should be submitted to the office and will be included in the ongoing proceedings. If the planned income of the foreigner, declared in the annex, is still sufficient to cover his/her and his/her family's subsistence costs and meets the other conditions for granting the permit - he/she may receive a positive decision.
My residence card expires next year. Should I apply already for a new one? Are there any time limits? I know it takes time to get a new card, so I would like to apply to get a new card before the current one expires
You will find up-to-date information on restrictions on the functioning of The Office of Wielkopolska Province in Poznań HERE.
We recommend that you contact the National Labour Inspectorate in case of abuse of your rights by your employer against you. Contact information of the District Labour Inspectorate in Poznań can be found HERE
The company was approached by an employee who is staying in Poland based on a visa together with a work permit while waiting for a residence card from another employer
Continuing question. Can he be employed even though the residence card is to be issued for work with another employer?