Poland Work Visa

Poland & Poland Work Visa

Since Poland is a member of the European Union (EU), citizens of other EU countries do not need a permit to work in Poland. It is just a matter of visiting Poland and obtaining a job. If you find a job, you just start your job as a native polish citizen but most other individuals who come from Asia and the rest of the world will need a visa to stay in the country as well as a work permit to work.

Do not worry, our team would be able to help you to obtain all types of visas from Poland.

If you are looking forward to work in Poland, you need to find a job and a work permit from the government of Poland in order to process your visa.

It seems complicated, but with our experienced, team and our connections, would be able to find the right job as we directly work with several Polish clients who can issue Work Permits for our clients.

Let’s look at the type of visas that the government of Poland issues for other nationalities.

There are several types of visas available for non-EU citizens seeking entry into Poland for employment purposes, including:

Type of Visa

C-Type Schengen Visa

If you want to visit Poland for a short period of time (maximum up to 90 days in half a year) and you are from a country whose nationals are obliged to have a visa – the Schengen visa is for you. Type C allows you not only to enter Poland, but also other countries that are part of the Schengen Area. Please remember that the 90-days-long period starts with the day you cross the Polish border. You can split this time into multiple visits, but the visa expires after 180 days.

D-Type national visa

If your stay is going to last 91 days or more (in one visit or more during the 180-day-long period), you should apply for a national visa. Apart from entering Poland, it allows you to visit other Schengen countries, but similarly to the type C visa – up to 90 days in half a year. It is valid for the period stated in the document, but as a rule, it is not longer than one year. After this time, you can apply for the prolongation of your visa.

A-Type Airport transit visa

This type of visa allows you to travel through Poland (without staying anywhere outside the transit area of the airport) to another Schengen zone country. It is not very common, since it is mandatory only for the nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan and Sri Lanka.

Business or pleasure?

In the case of visa types C and D, the authorities will ask you to provide information about the purpose of your visit. You can choose from the list of reasons for staying in Poland. You will be provided with all the possible answers, some of them including: tourism, family or friends visits, sports events participation, setting up your own business, conference participation and so on. When it comes to the national visa, the purpose of your stay will determine its duration.

Each type of work permit has its own requirements. Remember that employees will need both a valid visa or residence permit and a work permit.

Requirements to Obtain Poland Work Visas The employer must provide several documents to obtain a work permit on behalf of a foreign employee. These documents include:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Evidence of payment of application fees Confirmation of the legal status of the employer from the National Court Register
  3. Current records of the employer’s economic activity
  4. Copies of the applicant’s passport pages with relevant travel information
  5. Evidence that the applicant has health insurance
  6. A deed for the company
  7. A copy of a statement regarding profits or losses sustained by the employer
  8. A copy of a contract in accordance with the service being provided in Poland.
  9. Passport copy
  10. Passport size of a photo.

You do not need to worry about that, our client will submit all these documents on behalf of you in order to obtain the Work Permit for you.

The Benefit of working in Poland

1. Working hours and paid time off. The working hours in Poland are 40 hours per week and 8 hours per day. Weekly overtime is not allowed to exceed 48 hours per week or 150 hours per year. Employees are entitled to 20 days of annual leave if they have been employed for less than 10 years.

If the employee has been employed for 10 years or more, then he is entitled to 26 days of annual leave.

2. Social security benefits

While working in Poland, you must contribute to the local social security system. Sickness, disability, old age, and accident insurance are all covered by the country’s social security system. You are entitled to the same benefits as Polish citizens as a result of your contribution.

3. Sick leave and pay

For the first 33 days of sick leave in a calendar year, you should be paid at least 80% of your average salary (14 days for those aged 50 or older). Your employer will cover this expense. Following that, the employee gets given a sickness allowance at the same rate of 80% for each day of absence, or 100% in some situations, by the social security system.

4. Life insurance

It’s a popular benefit that assures a life insurance plan for a set amount of time if offered by your company.

5. Other benefits

The other benefits of working in Poland include its geographical location, its central location in Europe makes it easy to travel to other European countries without spending much time or money. The standard of living in the country is quite high and the income for foreigners is quite reasonable to lead a comfortable life. As for communicating with the locals, it is not necessary to learn Polish because English is widely spoken in the country.

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Wawel Royal Castle

The Wawel Royal Castle is a castle residency located in central Kraków, Poland. Built at the behest of King Casimir III the Great, it consists of a number of structures from different periods situated around the Italian-styled main courtyard. The castle, being one of the largest in Poland, represents nearly all European architectural styles of the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods.

Rynek Główny

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