The temporary residence and work permit in Poland (Polish: jednolite – zezwolenie na pobyt czasowy i pracę) is one of the types of temporary residence permits available. This permit allows individuals to legally reside and work in Poland for the duration of its validity. Moreover, it grants the right to access social benefits and to register with the job center.

What does a temporary residence permit in Poland provide? Advantages of a temporary residence and work permit card:

  • Establishment and operation of a business in compliance with the law

  • Freedom to travel across Europe (Schengen Area) without a visa.

  • Opportunity to purchase real estate

  • Ability to purchase a car throughout the EU

  • Access to higher education in Poland and Europe

  • Free healthcare in Poland

  • Possibility to obtain national visas for close relatives

  • Obtaining a permanent residence permit in Poland (Polish: karta stałego pobytu)

Possibilities for obtaining a residence and work permit in Poland:

  • For students studying in Poland and adults

  • Official employment in Poland

  • Through Polish card and Polish roots

  • Become a company founder in Poland

  • Marriage to a Polish citizen

Important! If you are applying for a residence and work permit card in Poland, you need to meet the following requirements:
– For employed individuals: You must have evidence that your income is not lower than the minimum wage in Poland
– For students: You must have sufficient funds to support yourself financially during your stay (for living expenses)

How to obtain a temporary residence and work permit in Poland?

  • Step #1
    Identify the purpose of obtaining a residence permit in Poland and prepare the required documents accordingly.

  • Step #2
    Register for an appointment at the local voivodeship office and submit the necessary documents in person. During the appointment, biometric data will be collected.

  • Step #3
    Receive the residence permit in Poland.

Processing period for obtaining the permit: 1-2 months, although the application may be reviewed for up to 7 months. However, the foreigner is entitled to stay in Poland until the application is processed. The permit is issued for a duration of 3 years.

A negative response regarding the issuance of the permit may occur if the foreigner:

  • Submits a request for refugee status without a valid basis

  • Refuses to provide biometric data

  • Has left the territory of Poland or has been detained

  • Has an unsatisfactory tax history as an applicant or as an employer with whom a contract has been made

The application for the issuance or extension of a permit must be submitted while staying in Poland. It is not possible to leave the country while the application is being processed.

After residing in Poland with a temporary permit for more than 5 years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit and subsequently request a Polish passport.

It is important to note that each type of document has its own unique requirements and application procedures. Therefore, it is recommended to seek assistance from specialists like AssistPRO who can assess your specific situation and provide the best solution for resolving your immigration-related concerns.

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