More Britons apply for permanent residence in Poland

The number of British citizens registering their stay in Poland has significantly increased.

In the first eight months of this year, some 830 UK citizens registered their stay or received permanent resident status, roughly a third more than in the entire 2018 combined. Currently Britons, like all EU citizens, are required to register their stay in Poland if it lasts longer than three months.

Britain is set to leave the EU on November 1, however this may be postponed.

Some 6,100 UK citizens live in Poland, about one third of them in Mazowieckie Province, which hosts the capital.

When Britain does leave, British citizens who were eligible to reside in Poland on November 1, and their family members, will be allowed to remain until December 31 2020. If they wish to stay longer, they will need to apply for a residence permit.