When do I have to attach the Labour market test?

Created on: 13.02.2020

The Labour market test is not required if:

  • the exercised profession is listed in the register of the Governor https://www.poznan.uw.gov.pl/kryteria-wydawania-zezwolen, or

  • the exercised profession is included in the list attached to the Regulation of the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy of 28 June 2018 amending the Regulation on determining the cases in which a work permit for a foreigner is issued regardless of the detailed conditions for issuing work permits for foreigners https://www.poznan.uw.gov.pl/kryteria-wydawania-zezwolen, or

  • immediately prior to submitting your application, you held a work permit, a residence and work permit or a temporary residence permit for the purpose of highly qualified employment with the same employer in the same position, or

  • you were already legally employed in the territory of the Republic of Poland for 2 years on the basis of a temporary residence permit for the purpose of highly qualified employment, or

  • you meet the conditions for exemption from the obligation to have a work permit, as specified in separate regulations - e.g. you are a graduate of full-time studies in Poland, you hold the Card of the Pole, or

  • at least 3 months before submitting the application, you had been working on the basis of a registered declaration of employment.


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