Residence rules will change in Poland Ukrainian Refugees

The Polish Seimas voted for changes to the law on assistance to Ukrainian refugees: the changes will affect paid accommodation in refugee centers and cancellation of status. December 17, 2022 0 2 min

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Order of residence in 2023

From March 2023, accommodation in collective establishments will be free for only 120 days from the date of the first arrival in Poland. Such institutions include camps, halls, boarding houses, hostels, recreation centers. Next, you will need to partially pay for your accommodation in the following establishments:

  • from March 2023 – 50% of living expenses (no more than PLN 40 per day – up to 330 hryvnia) ;
  • from May 2023 – 75% of living expenses (no more than PLN 60 per day – up to UAH 500).


  • people with disabilities and their caregivers;
  • children;
  • persons of retirement age;
  • pregnant women;
  • those who are raising a child under the age of 12 months;
  • those who are caring for three children and more;
  • persons in a difficult life situation.

Changes in the rules for crossing the border

It is reported that the changes will also affect the rules for registering Ukrainians in Poland – Refugees must apply for a PESEL number certifying provisional protection within 30 days of arrival. This can now be done within 90 days of arrival.

The control of the payout system will also be strengthened. If a Ukrainian with temporary protection status leaves Poland for more than 30 days in one trip, he will lose the status and the right to benefits.

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We also recall that from January 1, 2023, Germany will increase the amount of financial assistance that Ukrainian refugees will receive on an equal basis with the Germans. Due to inflation, the amount of payments is planned to increase by €53.

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