FAQ

BUSINESS ACTIVITY

Created on: 12.02.2020

If the company does not meet the income conditions and does not employ Polish citizens/foreigners, you must prove that you have sufficient funds to meet these conditions in the future. It is worth submitting documents indicating that the company has funds for debts, salaries for employees and to cover investments, e.g. company account statement, company agreements concluded with contractors.

Created on: 12.02.2020

If the company does not meet the income conditions and you do not employ Polish citizens/foreigners, you must prove that you have sufficient funds to meet these conditions in the future. It is worth submitting documents indicating that the company/activity has sufficient resources to satisfy its receivables, has funds for salaries for employees and to cover investments. It is best if the company has funds on the bank account corresponding to at least 12 times the average monthly salary in the region/province in which the business is located or you have a place of residence. The amount of the average salary can be found at the website https://stat.gov.pl/sygnalne/komunikaty-i-obwieszczenia/lista-komunikato....

Created on: 12.02.2020

Basic requirements are:

  • income: in the year preceding the submission of your application, your company must achieve an income not lower than twelve times the average monthly salary gross in the region/province in which the company or business has its registered office or place of residence. The average salary is announced by the President of the Central Statistical Office, and its amount can be checked on the website: https://stat.gov.pl/sygnalne/komunikaty-i-obwieszczenia/lista-komunikato....
  • employment: employment for an indefinite and full-time period of time, at least for the period of 1 year preceding the submission of the application, and employment of at least 2 employees who are Polish citizens or foreigners. However, foreigners must be entitled to work in Poland. 
  • if you do not meet the income or employment requirements, you must demonstrate that you are conducting activities that will allow to meet these conditions in the future – in  particular those that contribute to investment growth, technology transfer, beneficial innovations or new work places. 
Created on: 12.02.2020

If you run a company, you cannot apply for a temporary residence and work permit – in this situation we will deny to initiate proceedings. You need to submit an application for business activity purpose, even if you own shares in a company founded in Poland and you do not hold any function in it.

Created on: 12.02.2020

If you want to register your company in Central Register and Information on Economic Activity you have to go to City Office/County (District) Office. For the city of Poznan it is: City Office in Poznań, the Department of Business Activity and Agriculture, 61-441 Poznań, ul. 28 Czerwca 1956 r. nr 404, Poznań; learn more

You may also establish the company/partnership/corporation in National Court Register (KRS) in person or by the attorney-in-fact (lawyer/legal counsel/solicitor).

 

Informacje dla obywateli Ukrainy

Created on: 26.03.2022

 

Contact Office for Foreigners in order to confirm that the conditions for temporary protection are met.

You will find here the announcement of the Head of Office for Foreigners

Coronavirus outbreak – regulations for foreigners

Created on: 31.10.2021

It depends on the type of visa. National visa holders retain the right to cross the state border and stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland during the epidemic/epidemic state, and for a period of 30 days after the last state is revoked. You can legally leave Poland straight to your country of permanent residence and come back to Poland, there will be no possibility of transit, e.g. from Poland via German, on extended visa.

For details check here: https://udsc.gov.pl/en/cudzoziemcy/coronavirus-outbreak/

Created on: 31.10.2021

Yes. If the last day of validity of your residence card fell during the period of an epidemic/epidemic state, announced in connection with SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, the validity period of this residence card will be extended by operation of law until the 30th day following the day of cancellation of this states which were last in force. This means that you have the right to use your residence card as valid despite the expiry of the validity end date specified therein. With such a residence card, you retain the right to cross the polish state border. You can legally leave Poland straight to your country of permanent residence and come back to Poland, there will be no possibility of transit, e.g. from Poland via German, on extended resident card

For details check here: https://udsc.gov.pl/en/cudzoziemcy/coronavirus-outbreak/

Created on: 15.05.2021

If you entered Poland after 14 March 2020 and you have not applied for a temporary residence permit before the expiry of the visa validity period, i.e. during the period of your legal stay, you will still be able to submit an application for a temporary residence permit. In accordance with the special legal regulations introduced on 31 March 2020 and 18 April 2020, the deadline for submitting an application for a temporary residence permit has been extended until the 30th day following the date of cancellation of the epidemic emergency or epidemic state (the last state that was in force). Your stay, from the expiry date of the visa, will be considered legal, but on the condition that you apply for a temporary residence permit until the 30th day following the date of cancellation of the epidemic emergency or epidemic state (the last state that was in force).

Created on: 23.06.2020

cont. question: hence, I want to know if there is possibility to send the Blue card to Polish Embassy in my home country and I can go and collect from there? If not is there any way someone can come and collect the card on behalf of me?

We're afraid it is not an option - you can collect the card personally only, due to biometrics verification process. Also, we cannot transfer your card to the Embassy, it can only be collected here, in Poland. Try contacting the Embassy again, the epidemic situation is very dynamic, it could change on a daily basis, including the visa issuance process.

Based on your decision of granting you a Blue Card residence permit you should be able to get a visa to enter Poland and then collect your card.

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