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About COI Unit

The Country of Origin Information Unit is responsible for acquiring, preparing and collecting information about countries of origin of foreigners, applying for refugee status in Poland. It exists within the structure of the Office for Foreigners from the moment of its establishment, namely from 2001.
It is part of the Department for Refugee Procedures and its task is to support refugee procedures. Access to up-to-date, impartial and reliable information about countries from which foreigners applying for international protection come to Poland is a condition for conducting efficient and fair procedures
WIKP's tasks also include collecting and sharing documents regarding analyses of situation in countries of origin as well as cooperating with domestic and foreign institutions in this area.