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April 11, 2023

Poland: Seven Moldovans Detained After Violating Residence Regulations

Seven Moldovan citizens have been stopped for control by Polish border guard officers in the district of Nowosolski (Lubuskie), three of which have been obliged to leave the country after they exceeded their permitted period of stay in Poland.

The decision was announced by the spokesman for the Nadodrzański Border Guard Department, Paweł Biskupik, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“Proceedings have been initiated against three foreigners, which result in decisions obliging them to return to their homeland within 30 days. They are also banned from entering our country and other countries of the Schengen zone for six months,” the spokesman pointed out, according to Portal Samorzadowy.

The remaining citizens of Moldova from this group did not hold any valid documents with them at the time of the inspection; thus, they were detained until their data was verified.

After their documents were delivered to the Border Guard Post in Zielona Gora-Babimost, it was revealed that they, too, were staying illegally in Poland, thus violating residence regulations.

Authorities in Poland have been subject to similar situations several times in the past few weeks.

Earlier this month, two Moldovan women were arrested by officers of the Border Guard Post in Zakopane, Poland, after it was detected that they had been staying in this country since December last year without holding valid documents.

According to Polish media reports, in December 2022, the legal stay of these two women from Moldova ended, while the police officials said that they didn’t attempt to legalize their stay in Germany, thus illegally crossed Germany in order to reach Poland without holding a residence permit that gave them the right to reach Poland.

By the end of last month, police officials in Poland detained a national of Tunisia who entered into a fictitious marriage with a Polish woman in exchange for citizenship.

Based on the Bydgoszcz branch of the Border Guard, a state security agency patrolling the Polish border, the man from Tunisia was detained after he got there unlawfully without holding any valid documents or means to cover their stay in Poland.

In addition, last month, authorities in Poland announced that for a period of three days, from March 24 until March 26, the officers from the Podlaskie Branch of the Border Guard detained a total of 12 people who eased the illegal border crossing from Belarus to Poland.

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