The Polish Parliament adopted two amendments to the Anticrisis Shield Act that was initially passed on 31 March 2020. These amendments entered into force on 16 May 2020 and include the following:

  • Starting 23 May, the deadline to complete submit EU Registration applications has been reinstated and must be filed within 90 days after the most recent arrival in Poland
  • Residence Cards of family members of EU citizens that would expire are automatically extended for 30 days until after the end of the epidemic proclamation in Poland
  • As of 23 May, deadlines to complete immigration formalities (i.e. request for additional documents, etc.) will be reinstated
  • Citizens of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova may apply for Polish national visas without a personal visit to the Consulate
  • Employees from EU/EEA countries who travel to Poland from another EU country (i.e. without crossing the external EU border) in connection with work will be exempt from the 14-day self-quarantine requirement
  • During the epidemic proclamation period, employers may request their employees to work remotely or unilaterally reduce hours/pay without triggering non-compliance with immigration law