We collected some of the frequent situations where you might want to apply for a separate work permit:
– if a foreigner lives abroad, the employer applies for a work permit and upon receipt of it sends it to the employee (foreigner). Next, the prospective employee should take the document to the consulate, where he will get a visa with work permit. Once you receive your visa, you may cross the Polish border and work legally, in accordance with the work permit you have obtained.
– if a foreigner would like to take up a secondary employment without changing the present one, he or she needs to obtain a separate work permit.
There are also foreigners who are exempt from the requirement to obtain a work permit in Poland.
RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS
A foreigner who stays legally in Poland may apply for a residence permit for his or her family members. The permit may be obtained by the closest relatives, e.g. spouse and children or people who provide constant care to the minors. Residence permit for family members may be granted for up to three years. The application is submitted by a foreigner.
As we offer our services for business customers and foreign entrepreneurs who run their businesses in Poland, we also provide services for foreigners working in these companies.
For more information, see section RESIDENCE WITH A FAMILY
WORK ON THE BASIS OF AN EMPLOYER’S DECLARATION OF EMPLOYMENT
The citizens of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Moldova have easier access to the Polish labour market. Citizens of the above countries may work on the basis of employer’s written statement for a maximum period of six months. Only if a position for a foreigner is offered for a period longer than six months, it is required to have a work permit or single permit to reside and work.