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Work permit for foreigner's work in Poland



ATTENTION!!!

From the 1st of January 2011 a work permit for foreigners in Poland will be issued by the Department of Civil Affairs and Immigration of Małopolska Provincial Office in Krakow. Until now the documents have been released by the Department of Social Policy Division.

From the 3rd of January 2011 (the first working day in 2011) the documents may be submitted:

  • in the Department of Civil Affairs and Foreigners of Malopolska Regional Office, ul. Przy Rondzie 6 in Krakow, ground floor, opening hours: Monday 09:00 – 17:00, Tuesday - Friday 7:30 - 15:30
  • in the Mail Register (Dziennik Podawczy) of Małopolska Provincial Office in Krakow, ul. Basztowa 22, room 24, opening hours: Monday 09:00 – 17:00, Tuesday - Friday 7:30 - 15:30

The documents can also be sent via post to the following address:

Małopolski Urząd Wojewódzki,
Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich i Cudzoziemców,
ul. Basztowa 22, 31-156 Kraków.

The work permit for foreigners must be collected in person at the Department of Civil Affairs and Foreigners Malopolska Regional Office, ul. Przy Rondzie 6 in Krakow, ground floor (12 39 21 804).

Information of work permits can be obtained by calling 12 579 39 21, opening hours: Monday 9:00 -17:00, Tuesday-Friday 8:00-15:00.

The regulations on employing foreigners in Poland and issuing permits remain unchanged.


Regulations on employing foreigners in Poland are specified in the Act on promoting employment and labour market institutions of 20 April 2004 (consolidated text: Dz.U. [Journal of Laws] No. 69 Item 415, as amended) and in executive orders.

Each foreigner who, pursuant to regulations, is not released from the obligation to have a permit to work in Poland and who wishes to become employed in Poland must have an appropriate permit.

An employer is a party to administrative proceedings which means that the person who submits application for issuing such permit is the employer wishing to employ a foreigner and not a foreigner himself/herself. A filled in application for issue a work permit for a foreigner together with required documents should be submitted at least 30 days before the planned date of employment or renewal of foreigner's employment.

Work permit is issued for a specified period of time, not longer than 3 years and may be prolonged. Permits are issued for a specific employer, specific foreigner and in a specific place for a specific work position for a period defined by specific dates.

  • TYPES OF WORK PERMITS FOR FOREIGNERS

  • CONDUCT PROCEDURE

  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • FEES

  • CONTACT

  • LEGAL BASIS

  • FORMS FOR DOWNLOAD

  • WHERE TO FILE THE DOCUMENTS

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FOREIGNERS RELEASED FROM THE OBLIGATION TO HAVE A WORK PERMIT

  • WORK OF THE CITIZENS OF BELARUS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA IN POLAND