Work permit for foreigners
Work permit is required for all the individuals who are willing to work in Poland and are outside the borders of the Republic of Poland. A foreigner is allowed to work in Poland if:
he or she has been granted refugee status by the Republic of Poland,
he or she has been covered with complimentary protection by the Republic of Poland,
he or she has the residence card,
he or she has long-term EU resident stay card applicable for the area of the Republic of Poland,
he or she has been granted a permit to stay due to humanitarian reasons,
he or she has a tolerated stay permit applicable for the area of the Republic of Poland,
he or she has been taking advantage of temporary protection in Poland,
he or she is the holder of valid certificate issued basing on article 35 section 1 of the Act of 13th June 2003 on granting protection to foreigners staying within the borders of the Republic of Poland (said certificate is issued by the Office for Foreigners after receiving the application of a foreigner applying for international protection),
he or she is the citizen of EU member state,
he or she is the citizen of a European Economic Area country not being an EU member state
he or she is the citizen of a country not being a party of the Agreement on European Economic Area, which can take advantage of free movement of people basing on the agreement concluded by said country with the European Community and its member states,
he or she is a person specified in article 19 section 2-3 of the Act of 14th July 2006 on entering, staying in, and leaving the territory of the Republic of Poland by the citizens of EU member states and their families (The Journal of Laws of 2014, pos. 1525),
he or she has a permit to stay in the country for a specific period of time, discussed in article 114 section 1 (i.e. uniform stay and work permit), article 126 (temporary stay permit for the representatives of managerial staff of a legal person), article 127 (the so-called EU Blue Card), or article 142 section 3 (temporary stay permit for the purpose of managing a business undertaking) of the Act of 12th December 2013 on Foreigners – on conditions specified in said permit,
he or she has a work permit and has been staying within the borders of the Republic of Poland,
he or she has a visa, except of visas issued foe purposes specified in article 60 section 1 point 1, 22, or 23 of the Act of 12th December 2013 on Foreigners (tourist visas, humanitarian stays, stays related to national interests or international liabilities),
he or she has obtained a stamp in the travel-related documentation confirming issuing an application to be granted temporary, permanent, or resident stay,
he or she has a long-term EU resident stay card, providing that right before applying, such foreigner has been allowed to work within the territory of the Republic of Poland, or
he or she has received a temporary stay permit, except for permits issued in relation with circumstances specified in article 181 section 1 of the Act of 12th December 2013 on Foreigners (i.e. due to circumstances requiring a short-term stay of a foreigner within the borders of the Republic of Poland), or
he or she has a visa issued by other Schengen area country, or
he or she has a different stay-related document issued by other Schengen area country or is allowed to travel basing on the principles of visa-free travel.
Work permit, type A
Pertains to foreigners working within the borders of the Republic of Poland basing on an agreement concluded with an entity, the seat, place or residence, branch, company, or any other place of organized activity of which is located within the borders of the Republic of Poland.
Work permit, type B
Pertains to foreigners employed in the management of a legal person entered into the register of entrepreneurs, being a share-holding company in organization, in relation to managing the undertakings of a limited partnership or a limited joint-stock partnership as a limited partner, or in relation to being granted proxy rights for the period exceeding 6 months in total within the next 12 months.
Work permit, type C
Pertains to foreigners employed by foreign employers being sent to the Republic of Poland for a period exceeding 30 days within a calendar year to work in a branch or a plant of a foreign entity or an associated entity, as specified by the Act of 26th July 1991 on personal income tax (The Journal of Laws of 2016, pos. 2032, with amendments), with the employer being a foreigner.
Work permit, type D
Pertains to foreigners employed by foreign employers not having a branch, plant, or any other form of organized activity within the borders of the Republic of Poland and being sent to Poland to provide temporary or occasional services (export-based service).
Work permit, type E
Pertains to foreigners employed by foreign employers and being sent to Poland for a period exceeding 30 days within the next 6 months for purposes other than specified in type B, C, and D work permits.
We are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the field, so it will be quick and easy for us to obtain a work permit for you, regardless of its type. The first step is for the employer (in this case, this role will be served by our employment agency) to receive the district head’s opinion – it is a documentation confirming the lack of possibility of meeting human resource-specific needs of the employer by opting for Polish citizens. The next step is to present proper documents to the Provincial Office to obtain work permit. The entire procedure takes approximately 30 days.
It is worth remembering that a work permit does not grant a foreigner the right to enter the territory of and stay in Poland. Such rights are granted by a visa issued by the Polish consulate. That is why after receiving the original version of the work permit, we will present a full set of documents to said body to obtain D class national visa. After being granted said document, its holder can stay and work in Poland all year round.
If you want all the formalities connected with obtaining a work permit to be dealt with quickly and efficiently – contact us and we will arrange a meeting with you!
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Aside from direct support and assuming key responsibilities connected with employment organization, we also provide the interested individuals with advising and consulting services. Legal, professional, and business advising are all our fortes. We can also help you with investment risk assessment, as well as with competition and market analyses.