More than 100 thousand people applied for residence permits in Poland this year. For comparison, in the whole year 2015, 108 thousand applications were submitted.In a comparable period – in the first seven months of 2016, applications for residence permits were made by 73,000 immigrants, and in the same period in 2015 by 55,000.
Poland is becoming an increasingly attractive country not only for our neighbors from behind our eastern border, but also for foreigners from distant states.
Voivods will receive an additional PLN 42 million to improve the service of foreigners who want to legalize their stay in Poland and obtain a work permit. The number of cases with which foreigners turn to voivodeship offices is constantly increasing. Polish Office for Foreigners informs that in the first half of 2017 applications for residence permits in Poland were submitted by nearly 90 thousand foreigners. That’s 42 percent more people than in the corresponding period of 2016 and 87% more than in 2015.