Information for Ukrainian citizens - drivers in international transport

Ukrainian citizens who came to Poland from 24th February 2022 from the territory of Ukraine in connection with hostilities conducted in the territory of that country and who have started or intend to work in Poland as drivers in international transport may submit an application for a temporary residence and work permit within 9 months from the date of entry to Poland.

The condition for considering the application is proving that the driver's work is performed in international transport.

This information should result from Annex 1 to the application for a temporary residence permit, in which the employer indicates the position / type of work and the scope of basic duties at the workplace.

The driver's documents must also be attached to the application:

- driver's certificate or

- current medical and psychological examinations,

- driving license,

- certificate of professional qualification.

If the operation of international transport does not require the carrier to have a Community license, other documents should also be attached to confirm that the applicant is to perform international road transport within the meaning of art. 4 point 2 of the Act of 6 September 2001 on road transport or non-profit international road transport within the meaning of art. 4 point 6 of this Act.

Applications for a temporary residence and work permit for the purpose of performing work as a driver in domestic transport, submitted by Ukrainian citizens under temporary protection under the Act of 12th March 2022 on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with the armed conflict in the territory of that state, will not be considered.

Legal basis

Act of April 8, 2022 amending the law on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with an armed conflict in the territory of that state and certain other acts (Journal of Laws of 2022, item 830)

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