#Alert: The Ministry is planning significant facilitations to the legalization of work and stay of refugees from Ukraine
The Ministry of Family and Social Policy has announced that Ukrainian citizens who entered Poland on February 24, 2022 or later will most likely be able to legally stay in Poland for the next 18 months. It is not yet known whether such persons will have to obtain a residence card or whether the right to stay will be granted automatically by operation of law without the need to complete any formalities.
For the employment of such a person, it will not be necessary to obtain a declaration of entrusting the performance of work. The employer will only need to submit an electronic notice of employment within 7 days of starting work.
Bearing in mind the above planned solutions, we do not recommend applying for refugee status by people who fled Ukraine because of the war. The procedure for obtaining the refugee status is very time-consuming, and the envisaged special act will most likely implement procedures for legalizing stay and work that are much more favorable to Ukrainians.
We monitor the works on the special act and we will keep you informed about their progress.