TYPES OF POLISH WORK PERMITS FOR FOREIGNERS ISSUED BY A TERRITORIALLY APPROPRIATE VOIVODE

ATTENTION: the application must be submitted by an employer – not a foreigner who is not a party in the proceedings

Since the date of the issue of the decision on a specified work permit the performance of work by a foreigner is considered legal in Poland (there are though some exceptions when the work permit is not required by law, for instance for foreign students on visa or temporary residence permit due to stationary studies)

A) performs work on the territory of the Republic of Poland on the basis of the agreement with the entity, whose seat, place of residence or branch, institution or other form of organized activity is localized on the territory of the Republic of Poland;

B) stays in Poland for a period exceeding 6 months within the following 12 months due to performing function in the management board of a legal person that has an entry in the National Court Register (KRS) or is a capital company in the organization, or in connection with conducting the affairs of a limited partnership or limited joint-stock partnership as a general partner, or in connection with granting him a power of attorney;

C) performs work for a foreign employer and is delegated to the territory of the Republic of Poland for a period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year to the department or institution of the foreign entity or of the entity affiliated with the foreign employer;

D) performs work for a foreign employer, who does not have any department, institution or other type of organized activity on the territory of the Republic of Poland and is delegated to Poland in order to provide service of temporary and occasional nature (export service);

E) performs work for a foreign employer and is delegated to the territory of the Republic of Poland for a period exceeding 30 days within the following 6 months for reasons other than indicated in work permits type B, C, and D.