Working in Poland is easier than you might think. Here is how the process works in a nutshell:
- Find a potential employer
- Submit all the ID proofs and documents
- Show all the details of insurance and other funds
- Apply for a work permit
- Obtain a residence permit
You might be aspiring to work in Poland because of your predisposition to work in Europe. There is a whopping demand for the following occupations in Poland:
- Engineering – Engineers in chemical and food industry, Genetic Engineers, Biologists
- Human Resources – HR Specialists, Recruiters, Staff Managers
- IT – Software developers, Mobile app programmers
- Sales – Sales professionals in medicine, food, electronic equipment, real estate, etc.
- Finance – Accountants, Economists
To work in Poland as an Indian, you first need to obtain a work permit. You will be getting a temporary residence also. But to get a work permit, you need to demonstrate superior skills and evidence for the same as necessary documents.
The following conditions might not allow you to obtain a work permit to Poland:
- A tourist visa
- A visa that you hold for humanitarian purposes
- Or, you have come to Poland as an ambassador for any international responsibility
You will not require a work permit under the conditions mentioned below:
- are a family member of a citizen of an EU/EEA member country or Switzerland
- have a residence permit for EU long-term resident Poland
- are a spouse of a citizen of Poland and hold a temporary residence permit obtained from the marriage
- have a valid Pole Card
- have received international protection in Poland (E.g., refugee)
- have a residence permit for humanitarian reasons
- have a temporary residence permit issued to enable you to join your family in Poland
- are a graduate from a Polish upper-secondary school or have completed full-time studies/full-time doctoral courses at colleges/universities in Poland
- have a permit for permanent residence in the Republic of Poland
- have a permit for a tolerated stay in the Republic of Poland
- Have a permit for residence meant for you to get higher education
- Here are different types of Polish work visas for non –EU nationals for your reference:
The following are the types of visas non-EU nationals need to get to work in Poland:
- Type A Work Permit: It’s required for foreign individuals employed under a Polish employer.
- Type C/E Work Permit: It’s available to those who have arrived via an intracompany transfer to work in Poland.
- Schengen Visa C/D Business visa
- Freelance/entrepreneur visa
Documents required for a Polish Work Visa:
- A completed application form
- Current records of the employer’s economic activity
- The company deed
- Application fees proofs
- Copies of the applicant’s passport pages bearing relevant travel information
- A copy of a statement regarding profits and losses the employer sustained
- Confirmation of the employer’s legal status from the National Court Register
- Health insurance evidence
- A copy of a contract as per the service being provided in Poland
The application process for Polish Work Permit
1. The employer needs to conduct a labor market test to determine if any Polish citizens or other nationals from EU member nations are qualified to take up the job. A work permit can be applied only if there are no such skilled personnel in Poland.
2. The employer must include the following documents along with the application to prove your eligibility for the position:
- The remuneration isn’t above 30% lower than the average monthly wage, as per the Voivodeship Office.
- The employment conditions are favorable under all applicable employment regulations, including Labor Code provisions.
3. Upon approval given to the work permit application by the Voivode, three copies of the permit will be made. The employer must give the work permit to the employee. The three copies of the permit are for the employer, the Voivodeship Office, and one for the employee.
An employer issues the work permit you get, and you are supposed to work only for them during the period. You cannot switch the employer. If you shift, you need to get another work permit issue, and the last one expires.
The process of obtaining a work permit involves many complex stages. To explore various avenues and opportunities, walk into one of the branches of VisaMInt Overseas Services, and consult with one of our Poland Visa Experts at the earliest.