Nearly 423,000 foreigners had valid residence permits in Poland at the beginning of 2020, which is over 50,000 more than a year earlier, a Polish foreign office (UdSC) spokesperson stated on Thursday.
UdSC data shows that most of the immigrants came from Poland. More and more Belarusians and Georgians too are choosing to settle in Poland often.
The data reveals that of the 423,000 foreigners who had valid residence permits on January 1, 2020, citizens of Ukraine (214,700) formed the biggest group, followed by Belarus (25,600), Germany (21,300), Russia (12,500) and Vietnam (12, 100).
“Also noteworthy is the record number of Britons who have registered their stay or obtained confirmation of the right of permanent residence. Last year it was almost 1,400 – 120 percent more than in 2018,” the representative emphasized.
All European Union citizens, are obliged to register their stay in Poland if it lasts longer than 3 months, the UdSC website states.