Poland Work Permit Program

Poland is a garden of nature and a treasure trove of cultural riches. A democracy located in the middle of Europe, inhabited by a friendly, hospitable people building a modern economy, yet cherishing their heritage dearly. As a member of the European Union and the NATO Alliance, Poland plays an active part in the development of European integration.

With a stable democracy and robust economy- Poland is rapidly creating new job opportunities for skilled professionals, resulting into high quality of life for individuals. Professions such as, doctors, pharmacists, architects, IT specialists, accountants, economists, engineers, cooks, product specialist and many other have a huge demand in European Labor Market.

Who requires a work permit in Poland?

A foreigner who is not a national of an EU member state is entitled to perform work in the Republic of Poland based on a work permit, if he legally resides in Poland based on:

  • A temporary residence permits.
  • A Schengen visa or another residence document issued by another Schengen Area member state.
  • Based on visa-free travel if the provisions of an agreement concerning visa-free travel foresee the performance of work by foreigners.
Validity periods of work permits

A work permit is issued for a fixed period, however, for no 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. Although the law indicates for what period a work permit may be granted, the voivode may shorten the period for which work permits in the voivodship are issued. The validity of the permit to work may therefore vary between voivodships.