What is a Polish Work Permit, How to Get It?

A Polish work permit is a type of permit that allows people who are not Polish citizens to work legally in Poland and stay in Poland for the duration of their studies. Every citizen of the Republic of Turkey and foreign national who wants to work in Poland must apply for a Polish work visa to obtain a Polish work permit.

Individuals who want to work in Poland can work in Poland after they have met the necessary conditions and applied for a type D work permit issued by Poland. To summarize briefly;

  • To work in Poland, one must first find a job.
  • When the person finds a job, he should receive a job invitation from the company.
  • The person must then obtain a work permit in Poland.
  • A work visa is required for entry into the country if a work permit is obtained.
  • A residence permit must also be obtained if it reaches Poland.
  • Polish English language should be spoken by the person.

How to Get a Work Permit in Poland?

To apply for a Polish work permit, an official company or employer based in Poland must first have received a state-approved work invitation letter. Persons who have received a Polish work invitation by a Polish institution must then choose the type of Polish work permit that is suitable for working in Poland

The types of Polish work permits vary depending on factors such as the length of the person who wants to work, the type of job, the field of employment and the type of job he/she will work in. Applicants for a Polish work permit must apply for the appropriate Polish work permit type according to the conditions under which they will work in Poland, otherwise their application may be rejected.

After selecting the appropriate type of Polish work permit, the Polish official visa application form must be filled out by the person who will work. After the Polish visa application form, Polish work permit and documents required for a Polish work invitation have been prepared together, the Polish visa application can be made through the Polish visa application centers.

The most important requirement for working in Poland is to be hired by a company operating in Poland. An original invitation letter signed and stamped by the hired company is required for a Polish work visa.

The list of necessary documents for employees is as follows;

  • Passport
  • Visa Application Form and Statement of Commitment
  • Visa Request Petition (Letter from the Employer) Stamped and Signed by the Company's Authorized Signatory
  • SGK Employment Entry Document (If the Applicant's Last Working Period does not exceed 1 Year, an Employment Entry Document must be requested for the previous workplace.)
  • Training documents and certificates
  • Criminal record
  • Military status certificate
  • Registration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Original Activity Certificate (Dated Last Three Months)
  • (Last period)
  • Copy of Official Gazette Announcement (Trade Registry Gazette)
  • Copy of Signature Circular
  • 2 Biometric Photos
  • Payroll (Last Three Months)
  • Protocol Text
  • Certificate of residence
  • Photocopies of Land Registry and Vehicle License
  • Bank Passbook Copies
  •  Photocopy of identify card
  • Travel Health Insurance Policy
  • Round-Trip Flight Ticket Reservation and Hotel Reservation
  • Registered Population Registration Example
  • Photocopy of Passport and Old (Schengen) Visas
  • Visa application fee

The passport must not be older than 10 years and must be valid for at least another 3 months after the expiration date of the Polish work visa.

Submitting the necessary documents for the Poland work visa in full and in accordance with the format is to prevent the application process from prolonging.

Which professions are of the greatest interest in Poland?

There are many business opportunities in Poland.  The unemployment rate is at very low levels.  The number of factories in the country is very large.  It is the country where a person can easily find a job by field of study.

The acceptability of work visa applications will increase if those who want to obtain a work visa in Poland have received education in the education, IT, communication, technology, health, engineering sectors. In addition to these, construction, fishing, clothing sector, handicrafts and service sectors are also shown.

What Are the Working Conditions Like in Poland?

It is stated by the Polish labor code that Polish working hours cannot exceed a total of 40 hours five days a week, including 8 hours a day.

The minimum wage in Poland was set at PLN 2,800 (EUR 627) on January 1, 2021. As of January 1, 2022, it is PLN 3,000. The minimum hourly wage in Poland is currently 17 PLN gross. As of now, 17 PLN makes about 4 euros.

The average net salary after tax deduction in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is 4000 PLN, which makes about 922 euros. This figure shows that Warsaw is a good city in terms of living standards. In other Polish cities, such as Krakow and Wroclaw, average salaries are slightly lower.

The proportion of employees with a minimum wage in Poland is 3. it is less compared to the countries of the world. The average salary in the Polish economy in 2020 was calculated at PLN 5,167 (EUR 1,158).

What is the Penalty for Illegal Work in Poland?

Working in Poland without a work permit has penalties for both the employer and the employee.

Employers who employ foreign nationals who do not have a work permit in Poland are Decriminalized between PLN 1,000 and PLN 3,000. If the employer in Poland employs foreign nationals in Poland for the purpose of obtaining benefits by misleading or Decoying them, the penalty he will receive ranges from PLN 3,000 to PLN 30,000.

Penalties such as deportation apply to foreign nationals working in Poland without a work permit.

How to Establish a Company in Poland?

There are certain requirements for starting a business in Poland. A business can be established if the conditions are complied with and carried out. It is possible to establish a company in Poland and have a business in Poland if at least one of the following conditions is met. These;

  • Having a permanent residence permit
  • Having refugee status
  • Having a Polish identity
  • Being married to a Polish person

The cost of starting a business in Poland is about 5,000 PLN capital is required. The required paperwork fees for setting up a company will cost PLN 600. To start a business in Poland, you must first register with the Center for Registration of Economic Activity. He should contact the National Statistical Institute and get a number. As a final procedure, social insurance must be issued


whatsapp Telefon Mail tr-flag en-flag ar-flag fa-flag fa-flag