Poland is the biggest country in Central Europe. Its borders with Ukraine and Belarus are the European Union’s external borders.

In 2020, Poland received 2,803 asylum applications, which was a significant decrease compared to previous years. Most asylum-seekers were citizens of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Belarus. 392 people were given international protection – most of them being from Turkey, Belarus and Russia.

UNHCR’s main objectives in Poland are to monitor access to territory and reception conditions as well as advocate for an efficient and protection-sensitive asylum system and related policies. UNHCR also aims to improve durable solutions such as local integration opportunities and increase public awareness of refugees and asylum issues. UNHCR works closely with both governmental and non-governmental organisations in Poland to achieve these objectives.

For information about our work in Poland:

  • Visit our country website - Poland | Polska (Polski)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

UNHCR Representation in Poland

Street Address:
Przedstawicielstwo UNHCR w Polsce, ul. Przemyslowa 30, 00-450 Warszawa, Poland

Mailing Address:
Przedstawicielstwo UNHCR w Polsce, ul. Przemyslowa 30, 00-450 Warszawa, Poland

48 22 628 6930

48 22 625 6124

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:30
Friday: 8:30 - 16:30

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's Day
06 January 2021, Epiphany
05 April 2021, Easter Monday
13 May 2021, Eid al-Fitr/Ascension Day
20 July 2021, Eid al-Adha
01 November 2021, All Saint's Day
11 November 2021, Independence Day
24 December 2021, Christmas (observed)
27 December 2021, 2nd day of Christmas(observed)