Law on foreign nationals

Humanitarian considerations permit

Residence on humanitarian grounds

 

Our law firm also offers assistance in obtaining a residence permit on humanitarian grounds. Our lawyers will help clients in all steps needed to ensure quick and effective proceedings and to obtain a residence permit on humanitarian grounds. Given our extensive experience in such cases, we offer top-notch services in this area.

A foreign national may be granted a residence permit to stay in the Republic of Poland on humanitarian grounds in cases where obliging such a foreign national to return:

  1. may only be effected with regard to a country where, in the meaning of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, drawn up in Rome on 4 November 1950:
    • the person’s right to life, freedom and personal security would be threatened, or
    • the person might be subjected to torture, or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, or
    • the person might be coerced to work,or
    • the person might be deprived of the right to fair trial or be punished without legal grounds; or

  1. would violate that person’s right to family life or private life in the meaning of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, drawn up in Rome on 4 November 1950; or
  2. would violate the rights of a child defined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 November 1989, to an extent significantly threatening the child’s psychological and physical development.