Poland-Removal of COVID Extensions and Special Permissions for Russians, Changes to Residence Permits for Ukrainians

Posted on November 8, 2022

Poland recently announced planned changes in Polish immigration regulations.   The changes are explained further below.   I.  Cancellation of possibility to obtain new Special Permission (simplified short-term work permit) for Russian nationals; Effective October 28, 2022, it is not… Read more »

Poland – New Appointment System

Posted on October 1, 2018

A new appointment system has been implemented for scheduling work permit applications in Warsaw.  The Immigration Office will schedule appointments within three business days of receiving an email from the applicant. The work permit will no longer be issued on… Read more »

Poland – Almost 200 Occupations Now Exempt from Labour Market Testing

Posted on August 17, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, new regulations allow non-EU nationals to apply for work permits for almost two hundred occupations without the requirement to first obtain confirmation from the labour office. Background To obtain a work permit for a locally-hired non-EU… Read more »

Poland – New Work Permit Changes and Implementation of ICT Directive

Posted on March 9, 2018

  Effective January 1, 2018, new requirements for obtaining work permits for foreign nationals came into force in Poland. The key changes are: New requirements for employers assigning foreign nationals to work in Poland based on a work permit or… Read more »

Poland – Changes to Work Permit Regulations from 1 January 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018

  Various changes to work permit regulations for non-EEA nationals came into effect on 1 January 2018. What are the changes? The requirement to obtain a Type B work permit has been extended to a company’s non-EEA national corporate proxy… Read more »

Poland – Deadline Approaching for Posted Workers

Posted on August 19, 2016

As previously reported, a new Act was passed and put into force for workers that are posted to Poland to provide services.  The deadline to notify the State Labour Inspection in Poland of the presence of any seconded workers that… Read more »

Poland – New Law Implements Enforcement Directive

Posted on June 24, 2016

On June 18th, a new Act was passed and put into force for workers that are posted to Poland to provide services.  The main goal of the Act is to strengthen the protection of the posted workers. The most important… Read more »

POLAND – Non-EU Workers No Longer Automatically Issued ID Number

Posted on March 26, 2015

Effective immediately, Polish authorities have changed their procedures so that non-EU employees no longer automatically receive a PESEL number, an 11-digit number used for identification purposes. The PESEL number enables Polish residents to utilize government office, bank, and hospital services…. Read more »

POLAND – Changes in Immigration Procedure

Posted on May 5, 2014

As anticipated, significant changes to the Polish immigration system have gone into effect beginning May 2014 due to the implementation of the EU Single Permit directive, passed into EU law in December 2011. In accordance with the Act of Parliament… Read more »