Country Report

Country Report: Poland Last updated: 13/06/24



This report was written by Karolina Rusiłowicz, in collaboration with Ewa Ostaszewska-Żuk, lawyer at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), and Maja Łysienia (legal counsel – radca prawny), with the support of Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and was edited by ECRE.

This report draws on information provided by the Office for Foreigners, the Border Guard, the Refugee Board, Voivods, and NGOs in writing and in oral interviews.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2022, unless otherwise stated.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation