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New rights for Ukrainians. Here are the rules of doing business

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Michał Kasjanowicz
Michał Kasjanowicz
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Ukrainian citizens who are legally residing in Poland will be able to conduct business activity on the territory of our country on the same terms as Polish citizens. Regulations in this matter were prepared by the Ministry of Development and Technology.

The law on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with the Russian invasion of that country was signed by the President. It contains a special legal regulation, which defines the rules of undertaking and performing economic activity by Ukrainian citizens who are legally residing on the territory of Poland.

  • In view of the extremely difficult situation of Ukrainian citizens, caused by the unprecedented aggression of Russian troops on their country, we have prepared special pro-business regulations for them – informed the Minister of Development and Technology Piotr Nowak.

As the Minister added, the purpose of introducing these solutions is to enable and facilitate the Ukrainian citizens to do business in Poland, who – importantly – are here legally and have their identity confirmed. This is another in a series of solutions that support war refugees temporarily residing in Poland.

The provisions, which are intended to enable the opening and running of companies, are addressed to Ukrainian citizens arriving in Poland in connection with the hostilities that began on 24 February 2022 and to those who arrived in Poland earlier and are here legally on the basis of the provisions of the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (they have, for example, a temporary residence and work permit).

“The proposed solutions provide that citizens of Ukraine, who are legally residing in Poland, may undertake and perform economic activity in the territory of our country on the same principles as Polish citizens. In order to ensure the security of business transactions, they will be required to have a PESEL number. Ukrainian citizens who entered Poland legally after 24 February 2022 will be able to obtain such a number in the municipal office, after confirming their identity” – according to the new regulations.

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