Many foreigners we are working with decide to start and run a business in Poland. We advise the proprietors on their daily work, concerning not only employing foreigners, but we also support them in accounting, periodic tax settlements and all staff-related issues. We offer solutions that save time and money of our customers.
FORMS OF RUNNING A BUSINESS BY THE FOREIGNERS WITH A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT
Polish legislator has restricted the possibility of running a business by certain groups of foreigners. A person who is not a Polish citizen and has a temporary residence permit may establish a capital company and run it in form of:
– a limited liability company (the so-called sp. z o.o.)
– a limited partnership
– a joint-stock company (the so-called S.A.)
If you would like to run such a company, you need to apply for a temporary residence permit for running a business.
For more information, see section Work permits for shareholders
FORMS OF RUNNING A BUSINESS BY THE FOREIGNERS WITH AN UNLIMITED RESIDENCE PERMIT
The foreigners who have an unlimited residence permit (permanent residence permit) or a long-term EU resident permit have a greater freedom of choice when it comes to the forms of running a business. Apart from establishing a capital company (sp. z o.o., S.A., limited partnership), they can run a business in form of a partnership (‘sp.j.’ – registered partnership or ‘partnerska’ – professional partnership) or run a business under their own name.
CAPITAL COMPANY WITH AN UNLIMITED RESIDENCE PERMIT
Establishing a capital company and obtaining a permanent residence permit in Poland usually comprises several steps. First, you need to establish a company, e.g. sp. z o.o. It is not necessary to come to Poland to do that. You just need an internet connection and you can go through the whole procedure of registration of a company remotely. Next, you need to obtain a visa or a residence card to run a business. When foreigners have a temporary residence permit, e.g. temporary residence card and run a business for several years, it is possible for them to obtain a permanent residence permit after completing the formalities.
RUNNING A BUSINESS UNDER YOUR OWN NAME
Foreigners can run their business (with entry in CEiDG – Central Business Register and Information Service) on an equal basis as Polish citizens, if they have:
– a permanent residence permit;
– an EU residence permit;
– a temporary residence permit granted to a member of foreigner’s family for the purpose of family reunion;
– a temporary residence permit granted to start or continue full-time higher education or full-time doctoral studies in Poland;
– a temporary residence permit obtained from marrying a Polish citizen;
– a refugee status;
– benefit from the temporary protection in Poland;
– have a valid Card of the Pole.