According to the latest data published by the Office for Foreigners, nearly 152,000 foreigners applied for a temporary residence permit in Poland in 2016. It is 30% more than in 2015. Almost 142,000 applications were filed by citizens of third countries, with only 10,000 by residents of the European Union. LIBERALISATION OF LAW The upward trend has been apparent for 3 years in filing applications for a temporary residence permit