Temporary protection is a procedure that gives third-country nationals who cannot return to their home country immediate protection.
After entering the territory of Poland, foreigners who have temporary protection receive from the Office for Foreigners:
– temporary residence permit for a period of one year,
– issues a residence card,
– medical care,
– help with accommodation and meals.
Moreover, a foreigner with temporary protection is issued a visa if it is necessary for his/her entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland.
In addition, the Office may issue a Polish travel document for a foreigner who has temporary protection and does not have a travel document.
In 2021, applications for international protection were submitted by citizens of Belarus – almost 2.3 thousand. people, Afghanistan – 1.8 thous. people, Iraq – 1.4 thous. people, Russia – 1 thousand. people.