Integration programme for recognized refugees in Poland

A person granted refugee status or subsidiary protection: can be granted assistance for up to 12 months to support integration into Polish society.

Integration assistance includes:

  • Cash assistance, including for health insurance premiums and Polish language learning
  • Access to social workers and specialist guidance, including finding housing
  • Information, and support connecting with other institutions and activities focused on integration.

To access integration assistance, a recognized refugee must:

  • Submit an application within 60 days from the moment refugee status or subsidiary protection is granted.
  • Application is submitted through a local family assistance centre (Centrum Pomocy Rodzinie) to the local governor of their place of residence. (For example in Warsaw:
  • The application also applies to a minor childand spouse granted refugee status or subsidiary protection.

Recognized refugee spouses of Polish citizens are not entitled to integration assistance. For more information: