Organizations - Wrocław
Lower Silesian Voivodeship Office
Department of Foreigners
1 Powstańców Warszawy Square
Department of Foreigners Hotline: 71 340 60 58
Job permissions: 71 340 69 23, 71 340 69 37
Residence card collection: 71 340 60 98, 71 340 63 99
Invitation collection: 71 340 69 53
Legalization of a stay: 71 340 66 55, 71 340 67 02
Department’s Head Officer: 71 340 65 87
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 8:00 – 18:00
After arrival please collect a ticket to the Department of Polish Citizen from automatic ticket machine located next to the room no. 0139.
Team for Homeless and Refugees
Under the Municipal Social Aid Centre 3 Zachodnia St
tel. 071 78 23 584
Social Information Centre Wrocław
49 Strzegomska St
Tel. (71) 782 35 11
By the end of 2013 there were 121,2 hundreds legal foreigners in Poland – indicates the data provided by The Office for Foreigners, the state institution responsible for issuing the stay permits. However, this data does not include people staying in Poland illegally, but also those who visit Poland for seasonal jobs, and stay longer than half of a year.
The report of Ośrodek Badań nad Migracjami Foundation draws conclusion that immigrants in Poland most often settle in greatest cities of Poland, where international companies employing foreigners have their headquarters and where are the universities.
In Lower Silesian district of Poland lives 7,5 % foreigners with permanent stay permits. The biggest group are Ukrainians, then Koreans (799 persons – due to establishment of LG factory and its subcontractors in Kobierzyce).
Foreigners who need help may turn to different non-governmental organizations or state institutions like Office for Foreigners, Social-Welfare Centres, embassies. There are also formal and informal groups organized by migrants themselves (operating on social media portals like Facebook).
Immigrants may seek help in NOMADA Association which implement SUKURS Project: “By our actions we want to make Wrocław a safe place for anyone, no matter what passport this person holds or which god believes. For the last 4 years we were informed about 300 bias motivated attacks. We provide legal counseling to the victims, we accompany them on the Police stations and in the courts. We also report those situations to Policemen and officials.”
INFOLINK however is run by Wrocławskie Centrum Rozwoju Społecznego (donated by the borough of Wrocław). It is a place of support for foreigners living in Wrocław, who encounter everyday challenges of different kind. INFOLINK provides legal help, business counseling, but also provides some useful tips how to spend the free time. The point provides the help free of any charge and in many languages.
This section of the site will be updated and we will consequently provide information about organizations and institutions providing help for foreigners, migrants and refugees.
Facebook groups and informal meetings in cafes and clubs in Wrocław.
International Friends of Wrocław
Organization gathering foreigners living in Wroclaw, helping them to communicate and contact each other.
44a Piłsudskiego St
Tel. 882 839 234
Community of foreigners in Wrocław.
Independent portal about Wrocław run by foreigners. Provides information concerning culture, public transport, support for foreigners (in everyday problems).
Groups and websites on Facebook:
Closed group gathering people interested in other cultures. Members of this group work on good relation in multicultural society, emphasizing the beauty of diversity.
Tower of Babel (Wrocław)
International multilingual meetings in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere!