As Poland is a growing economy and many jobs are getting generated every year hence it’s one of the favorite places for settling down. The most important point is you need a visa to stay in the country as well as a permit to work.
If you are a non-EU citizen and wish to work in Poland, you will need a work permit to enter the country. The work permit issued is valid for only one job and you can use it to perform only those tasks mentioned in your application form. If you are changing jobs, you will have to apply for a new work permit. The validity of a work permit is for three years.
Poland offers five work visa types; these include:
- Type A – If you find employment based on an employment contract or civil law contract with an employer with an office registered in Poland. This is the most popular work permit.
- Type B – This work permit is valid if you are a board member and residing in Poland for a total period that exceeds 6 months within a period of 12 subsequent months.
- Type C –You can apply for this work permit if you are sent to Poland by a foreign employer for more than 30 days in a calendar year to work for the foreign employer’s subsidiary or branch office in the country.
- Type D – You are eligible for this visa if you are sent by a foreign employer to work in export services on a temporary basis. The foreign employer must not have a branch or subsidiary of its own in Poland.
- Type E – You can apply for this visa if you are going to take up work-related tasks that do not fall into any of the above four categories.
Requirements to Get a Work Permit
The employer has to apply for a work permit on your behalf. Let‘s assume that you have found an employer willing to hire you and that your stay is legalized (either on the basis of a visa you have obtained or on the basis of a residence permit). Your potential employer has to fill out a work permit application that contains the name of the company you are recruiting and your future job description within this company in order to get a work permit.
Following are the list of documents:
- A completed application form
- Evidence of payment of application fees
- Confirmation of the legal status of the employer from the National Court Register
- Current records of the employer’s economic activity
- Copies of the applicant’s passport pages with relevant travel information
- Evidence that the applicant has health insurance
- A deed for the company
- A copy of a statement regarding profits or losses sustained by the employer
- A copy of a contract in accordance with the service being provided in Poland