Poland is part of the European Union, therefore, citizens of EEA countries (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland) can work in Poland without any special permits and bureaucratic hassle.
If you are a citizen of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine you don’t need to apply for a work permit if you are intending to work in Poland for no longer than 6 months per year (please note that your employer needs to fulfil some legal obligations like registering in a local labour office the fact that you are hired as a seasonal worker).
Finally, if you are a citizen of any other country you will need to apply for a visa (or residence permit) and work permit in order to work legally in Poland.
What is work permit in Poland?
A work permit is a document that authorizes a foreigner to work legally in Poland.
The permit indicates the company that entrusts the execution of work to the foreigner and the position or the type of work which the foreigner is to perform. The work is therefore regarded as legal only if the foreigner performs the work identified in the permit.
This means that if the foreigner wants to change jobs (i.e. change employer and / or position and / or industry) in which he is employed, he has to obtain a new permit. However, there are some circumstances in which the permit remains valid despite a change in the circumstances for which it has been issued.
The permit is valid for the period for which it was issued. The term of validity of the permit is indicated on the document.
A work permit is required both for taking up employment on the basis of an employment contract as well as civil law contracts.
The permit is issued by the Voivode competent for the seat / place of residence of the employer.
If a person wants to legally reside and work in the Republic of Poland, he needs a special employment visa. One of such documents is a national employment annual visa belonging to the category D 07 with a voivodeship invitation.
A voivodeship invitation to work means that the owner has an officially confirmed invitation for employment within the territory of the Republic of Poland.
The place of exact registration of the person is indicated in the invitation. Basically, it is the address of the hosted person, registration address of the employer.
The voivodeship invitation gives the owner the following advantages as listed below:
- A person has the legal right to live and work for a whole calendar year (360) in Poland;
- 90 days in half a year the owner of this visa has the legal right to stay in the Schengen zone countries (the control of stay in these countries is almost not real, since there are no clear boundaries);
- In connection with the subordination of the consul to voivode, a person will not receive a refusal to provide a visa document.
Note! The owner of the voivodeship invitation is exempt from the consular fee. Visa D 07 cancels previously issued Schengen and Polish visas. For this purpose, when submitting documents, a special dissolving statement should be written.
Who can invite for work permit in Poland?
An invitation from a voivode to work in Poland has the right to issue the following subjects:
- Organization, firm, enterprise that need the services of foreign citizens;
- Citizens from the territory of the European Union, Poland, who live in the territory of the state;
- Foreigners living in the territory of the Republic of Poland for more than 5 years
The inviting party must formally provide evidence that it will be able to provide the foreign worker with a corresponding minimum wage, decent accommodation with all amenities, insurance.
Validity periods of work permits
A work permit is issued for a fixed period of time, however, for not longer than 3 years. In the case of foreigners who perform work as members of boards of companies employing more than 25 people at the time of application for a permit, the Voivode may issue a permit for a period not longer than 5 years.
A work permit should be issued within 1 month (only defined vacancies).
Work permit for factory jobs (no language skills or qualifications) (from 2 months)
In particularly complicated cases it should be issued not later than 2 months from the commencement of the procedure.
Our company will be glad to help you in obtaining a work permit in Poland.
What do we offer?
- An original work permit issued by a special government agency in Poland;
- Contract with defined working conditions;
- A letter of guarantee from the employer on guaranteeing you a home and work;
- Confirmation by the employer your employment in company.
How do I get started?
- You must send all the documents to our e-mail address — firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will send an agreement with our company, which defines the conditions our successful cooperation.
- You will enter the first part of the payment and send a confirmation letter.
- We will send your documents for the employment permit.
- We will send you a scan copy of your authorization.
- We will send you a sccopy of your employment permit.
- You will send the second part of the payment for the work permit.
- We will form an application for an interview at the Embassy.
- You will receive a visa and we are waiting for your arrival in Warsaw.
- Meeting at the airport.
What delivery methods we use?
We use different delivery methods, depending on the shipping destination of your package and urgency.
Aramex is our preferred carrier, but you may also choose DHL or Post Poland.
Expedited shipping options are also available for rush deliveries.
Before shipping we will send you scanned copies of all documents by email. Tracking code will be provided.
What payment methods do we accept?
Currently, you can pay using Visa, MasterCard, and point-to-point cash transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram, Swift or PayPal.
- Act of April 20, 2004 on promotion of employment and labour market institutions (OJ L 2008 No. 69 item. 415, with amendments)
- Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of January 29, 2009 on issuing a work permit for a foreigner (OJ L 2009, No. 16, item. 84);
- Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of August 20, 2011 on cases where foreigners’ work in Poland is permitted without the necessity of obtaining a work permit (OJ L 2011, No 155, item 919).
Prices for Poland work permit
|1.||Voivodeship invitation (Employment Permit & Guarantee Letter) — BEFORE start a processing||300 USD|
|2.||After scanned copies provided (before shipping)||300 USD|
Package price: 600 USD
Purpose of payment — Law consulting regarding work permit and residence
Please, contact us +380731392898, +48508639747 (WhatsApp)