Measure Implementation

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

A permission for transit of a wanted person through the territory of the Republic of Poland shall be granted by the Ministry of Justice. The request for a consent for transit should contain personal data of the person, nationality, the legal basis of the request (EAW, extradition), and description of the offence with its legal qualification. If the transit takes place by air and no landing is expected, it shall be sufficient to notify the Minister of Justice of the transit of the wanted person above the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2022 on European Arrest Warrant (art.25.2). Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA of 27 November 2008 on the application of the priciple of mutual recognition to judgements in criminal matters imposing custodial sentences or measures involving deprivation of liberty for the purpose of their enforcement in the European States. European Convention of Extradition of 13 December 1957 (art. 21). Sectoral United Nations International Conventions regulating extradition and transit of wanted person. Bilateral treaties. The reciprocity principle.

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland, Department of International Cooperation and Human Rights, 11 Aleje Ujazdowskie str., 00-950 Warszawa, fax: + 48 22 6280949, phone: + 22 2390870, e-mail address:

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

EAW- should be translated into Polish, English Extradition – Polish, English

Execution deadline

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

There is no deadline. In case of an urgent request the decision shall be taken as a matter of urgency.

Concise legal practical information

Special requirements

Information indicated above.

Last reviewed on 16 November 2023 by EJN Secretariat


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