How can a Ukrainian legally work in Poland?
Jobs in Poland, in particular, from Ukraine (as well as from Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova) have simplified access to the Polish labour market.
The above-mentioned countries may carry out work in Poland on the basis of the Statement of Intent to Assignment of Work (Oświadcie) + visa required.
After three months of employment with a given employer, an employee may apply for a type A work permit or a single permit to stay and work (work permit and residence permit) in order to continue to be employed.
In the case of Ukrainian nationals who are about to come to Poland, the best solution seems to be their initial employment on the basis of a declaration – Statement of Intent to Commission Work (consecration), and then a residence permit and a work permit.
You have to remember:
1. that a foreigner who is an employee is subject to all the employment rules, even in
2. you can change your employer, but the new employer must obtain a new document allowing the foreigner to work.
How to go to Poland for work in 2022?
In order to go to Poland to work from Ukraine (as well as from Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova) you should
1. first get a job-offer
2. the employer orders a declaration – declaration of intention to assign work (consecration) or authorisation –
A (annual) permit from the Employment Agency for an employee.
3. with the application/permit made, the employee obtains a type D visa (180/360 days) at the Polish embassy in their country.
4. the employee comes to Poland to work with a valid visa.
5. a medical examination (on the basis of a referral issued by the employer) by an occupational medicine doctor.
6. signing the contract, signing and completing the documents required for employment.
How can citizens of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan legally work in Poland?
There are three rules for employing foreigners in Poland:
1. a job must be found
2. a work permit must be obtained
3. on a permit, a visa must be obtained
Option A – if you are only planning to travel to Poland (you are in your own country)
1. first get a job-offer in Poland
2. a work permit is needed: Work permit type A
3. the employer orders a permit in Poland
4. the staff member then receives the VISA with the permit
5. employee comes to Poland – signs contracts, completes documents and works in Poland
A type A work permit is a document issued for up to 3 years.
Approximate time for opening a permit: 2-3 months, but may take up to six months
Option B – if you are already in Europe (e.g. with a work permit in Lithuania or another country, but want to go to Poland):
1. first get a job-offer in Poland
2. you need a single decision on residence and work It is best to prepare the documents, arrange a visit to the office in Poland (if you have a valid Schengen visa), submit the documents to Polschei and wait for a decision. Once the decision has been made, the foreigner can come to Poland and work. But, if there is no Schengen visa? It is possible to submit documents by post, but the foreigner still has to travel to Poland to fill in the documents and submit fingerprints (biometrics). A foreigner goes to Poland with the attached documents and waits 6 months (it usually takes that long to get a residence and work permit), the question is what to do for half a year, you cannot work? – each case is considered individually and the most logical and practical solution is sought.
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