It is not required to issue a new work permit if the company has changed its place of residence, name, legal form, or the workplace or part of it has been taken over by another employer, the plant or part of it has been transferred to another employer or a civil law agreement concluded with the foreigner has been replaced by an employment contract. However, remember to inform the Governor issuing the permit in writing about this fact within 7 days from the occurrence of this circumstance.
Employment of a Foreigner
The Head of Employment Office issues seasonal work permits (type S). This type of permit is issued for entities employing foreigners in a selected range of activities in agriculture, forestry and fisheries as well as activities related to accommodation and catering services specified in detail in the Regulation of the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy of 8 December 2017 on subclasses of activity according to the Polish Classification of Economic Activities (PKD), in which seasonal work permits for a foreigner are issued.
The seasonal work is performed for an employer who conducts a specific type of activity, e.g. agricultural, forestry, farming, accommodation and catering services defined in detail in the Regulation of the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy of December 8, 2017 on subclasses of activities according to the Polish Classification of Economic Activities (PKD) in which seasonal work permits for a foreigner are issued. A seasonal work permit is issued for a period of no more than 9 months during the calendar year by the Head of local Employment Office.
A relevant application should be submitted to the local Employment Office together with attachments. See: http://poznan.praca.gov.pl/zatrudnianie-cudzoziemcow-od-stycznia-2018r.
The Labour Market Test is a document issued by the local Employment Office at the employer's request. The document confirms the inability to find an employee from among the persons registered as unemployed. The information is prepared taking into account priority to the labor market for Polish citizens and contains an analysis of the amount of payment proposed and the adequacy of the requirements in relation to the work to be performed by the foreigner.
No. Only the cases specified in the regulations allow to employ a foreigner without the need to obtain a work permit. Exemption from submitting the Labour Market Test is only a facilitation in obtaining a work permit.
Due to the large number of proceedings conducted simultaneously by the Departament for Foreigners at the Office of Wielkopolska Province, the proceedings for a work permit may last up to two months. This time limit may be extended if it is necessary to check the documents submitted.
No, a work permit does not legalise a foreigner's the stay in Poland. Submission of an application does not legalise the foreigner's work either, it does so only a work permit.