Why/Where & How Poland Immigration

Why/Where & How Poland Immigration

Last year, Poland issued another record-high number of work permits. Recent statistics show that the Polish labour market is becoming increasingly attractive for workers from outside Europe. Not all foreigners are required to obtain a work permit in order to take up employment in Poland. Some of them, including citizens of the European Union, holders of a permanent residence permit or full-time students who hold a temporary residence permit, are exempt from this obligation. However, the great majority of third-country nationals must be in possession of the necessary document to work legally in Poland and the number of such applicants has risen significantly over the last few years. According to Statistics Poland (Główny Urząd Statystyczny), Poland issued nearly 329 000 work permits in 2018 – almost 40 per cent more than in 2017 and even five times more than in 2015.

Nepalese interested in working in Poland :

Heads of employment agencies agree that the best source of employees from behind our eastern border, Ukraine, in recent years is beginning to run out. The Ukrainians who came to us in the second wave, which started about two years ago, have completely different priorities than those from the first, from about 10 years ago.More and more of them look at Poland only as a stopover on the way to the West, and the expectations of those who are already working here are growing so fast that it is not profitable to hire them for many jobs.

                                  What’s more, the demand for hands to work in Polish factories is so great today that it can not be satisfied, even reaching for the willing from the other five countries, which are subject to a simplified procedure of access to the labor market: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Russia . Last year, companies started looking for people among more distant countries, including India and Nepal. They turned out to be great employees mainly for production and logistics companies. The joy of agencies and employers was short. The rapid increase in orders for employees almost immediately caused a congestion at the Polish embassy in Delhi, where citizens from both countries submit visa applications. The candidates were stuck in the visa queue.

                                The Consular Department of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs ensures that Consuls of the Republic of Poland in India act in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations of the European Parliament. As SAZ informs, the ministry is, however, planning to hire external companies and launch points in several large cities in India to assist in serving clients.

How do you obtain a work permit in Poland ?

While most work permits (over 70 per cent) are still issued to citizens of Ukraine, Poland has also noted a considerable rise in workers from Nepal. Citizens of this country were granted around 6 per cent of all work permits in 2018, which made them the second biggest national group obtaining work permits in Poland – the Nepalis outnumbered applicants from Belarus, India and Bangladesh.

                                      As reported by Statistics Poland, most foreigners find employment in sectors such as administrative and support service activities (nearly a quarter of all issued permits), construction industry (around 23 per cent), processing industry (over 21 per cent) and transport and storage (nearly 16 per cent). The applicants are predominantly men – they received over 77 per cent of all permits last year. Most work permits were issued in the Masovian district (around 24 per cent) and the Wielkopolskie district (around 11 per cent).

Immigration to Poland :

Introducing the Republic of Poland which can be described as a European country in the heart of Eastern Europe. Statistics tell us that the population of Poland is currently estimated at around 38,4 million. According to the statistics based on results of the population census 2011, the dominant ethnic group is Polish (96,8%). The official language is Polish. Polish nominal GDP per capita is estimated at around 15 313 USD. The Official currency is Zloty (PLN). Poland is a proud member state of the European Union and the Schengen area, which provides many benefits for its residents.

                                 Immigration legislation requires that if you are a non-European Union citizen and you intend to stay in the Republic of Poland in excess of 90 days consecutively or if you want to conduct business activities or work, then you must apply for a residence permit. The law currently provides three major grounds for doing so: starting a business in Poland, getting an education or getting a qualified job. If a foreigner stays in Poland under 90 days – a simple visa is required.

Immigration services :

Immigration services in the Republic of Poland are comfortably managed since Polish immigration law is very well defined. The Migration Policy Department at the Ministry of Interior (https://www.gov.pl/web/mswia), which is responsible for immigration matters, does provide information on residence permits on the basis of the investment. The Polish law is complex, therefore, lawyer advice is suggested.

Immigration service providers :

 A residence permit in Poland is possible to acquire in several ways. One of the options to acquire a residence permit is to own a company in Poland which is useful if you want to develop a business in Poland or any of the European Union countries. Another option to acquire a temporary residence permit in Poland is to be employed or to get enrolled as a student. Each case is unique therefore contact us to look for a suitable solution for you.

Here are three email address of companies which offer immigration services in Poland:

Migration in and out of Schengen area :

The Republic of Poland is a member state of the Schengen area. Countries of the Schengen Agreement have abolished passport and immigration control at their common borders and for travel between their member states. Member countries also recognize Schengen visas issued by other Schengen states. On the external border, or upon first entry to the Schengen area, normal immigration control procedures apply, however admission to any Schengen country is considered admission to the whole Schengen area (all member countries), with no further immigration checks needed.

                               Third-country citizens holding long term visas may stay in the Republic of Poland for more than 90 days. Due to strict immigration policies, sometimes it may be quite hard to acquire a Schengen visa directly from Poland. A list of documents and grounds for requesting a visa can be found on the web site of the Ministry of the Interior. One of the options, which would allow a non-EU citizen to submit for a residence permit, is establishing a business in Poland. 

Generally, all applicants for a Poland visa will need the following:

Generally, all applicants for a Poland visa will need the following:

  • Flight Itinerary – Be able to show how you plan to leave Poland so officials know you will leave within the legal time frame of your visa date.
  • Passport Photos – Get extra passport photos to attach to your visa application for Poland. Make sure they have a solid, light background and that your entire face is showing.
  • Financial Stability – Do you have the money to take care of yourself and your dependents while you are in Poland and the Schengen region? Be able to show your sources of income and your current savings information.
  • Cover Letter – Show the reason why you are entering Poland and what business or tourism you will be conducting
  •  Personal Information – Your basic personal information is standard to supply for any visa application like your name, address, etc.
  • Valid Passport Bio Page – Your passport must be valid for 3 months after your return date from Poland. You’ll also need to have two blank passport pages for stamping purposes.
  • Medical Insurance – When traveling to the Schengen Area, foreign nationals will need a travel medical insurance policy with at least 30,000 € coverage.
  • No Objection certificate from employer.

What actually is ” No Objecton Certificate  for Visa ” ? :

 The process of applying for a Schengen Visa or any visa is quite stressful. You might just want to travel around the world or visit family or friends, but visa applications might scare you and the amount of paperwork seems overwhelming.The Schengen Visa can provide you with the opportunity to travel around countries in the EU as a visitor and enjoy different cultures. However, the process to get this visa is very strict and you will need to demonstrate that you will return to your country. Luckily, there are solutions and documents which help with proving that you will not overstay your Schengen Visa and that you will not attempt to remain in any EU country illegally. The solution to that is a document called a No Objection Letter.

                              A No Objection Letter is a letter from your employer or your school/university which states that you have contractual obligations in your home country which you will return to. So in addition to booking your flight and hotel and submitting the reservations as proof, you can also submit a No Objection Letter.The No Objection Letter is otherwise known as a No Objection Certificate for Visa or a NOC. It can be mandatory for some countries, but is usually optional. Even though it is optional, it is a good idea for you to submit it because it will speed up your visa processing and will increase your chances of getting the Schengen Visa.

 What are the types of No Objection Letters ?

There are basically two types of No Objection Letters depending on your status as an employed person or a student. These types are:

a) NOC for employees

b) NOC for students

The NOC format for employees is written by the employer on behalf of the company. The employee in this case is the person who is applying for a Schengen Visa and the employer writes the NOC to state that the employee has obligations at work for which he or she will return and that the employee has a good financial position to afford going to Schengen countries.

                     The NOC format for students is written by a responsible person from the university which the student attends. The No Objection Certificate for university can be written by an adviser, a head of a department, or the dean of the school. The letter will state that the student who is applying for the Schengen Visa is enrolled in the university and will have to return to their home country to complete their degree. If the student is sponsored by a scholarship, the NOC format for school can also state that the student is financially stable and funded by the scholarship.

How to get a No Objection letter from Employer or University?

There are various ways you could go about getting a No Objection Letter. One of the easiest ways is to simply ask. If your leave from work has already been approved, you can simply go to your supervisor and ask for the letter. They will most likely agree and have no problem with it. If you are a student and your travel happens during university breaks or you have obtained special permission to miss classes during your travel, then you can also just ask your adviser or a person responsible at the university and they will write it for you.

                        However, visa applications take a lot of time and people do not always tell their employers or universities that they are applying for one. Most people want to first get the visa and then obtain their leave from work or get permission from the university. This makes it a bit more difficult to get a NOCFor employees who want a NOC, you must first have a leave approval letter from employer for visa purposes. This is difficult to commit, but if you have already booked a flight and hotel, you know the tentative dates of your travel and can submit a leave request. After this, you can go on to require a letter for NOC from employers. 

                         If you work in a big corporation where hierarchy is important and you cannot just send an email requesting it, then you can go through your company’s Human Resource Department and learn how to write an application for a No Objection Certificate and attach the leave approval letter from employer for visa purposes. As for students, you must submit a request for permission from your professors or adviser and have it approved, releasing you from classes and allowing you to miss for a certain period of time during your travel. The easiest solution for students though is scheduling your travel for university breaks and informing the relevant people of your plans. When you tell your adviser that you are planning to travel during a university break, they will not then have a problem with writing a NOC for you.

What is the format of a No Objection Letter?

The NOC format for visa is quite simple. The letter does not have to be long or complicated, but must simply contain the message that the company or the university does not have any objections to their employee or student getting a Schengen Visa to travel. This signals the visa application centers that the company or university trusts that you will return to complete your obligations.

A simple NOC contains the following elements:

  • Date of writing the letter
  • Address of the Visa Application Center
  • Name of employee/student
  • Name of supervisor/academic adviser
  • Address and contact information of supervisor/academic adviser
  • Paragraph stating that the company or university has no objections to the travel

Work permit is issued :

 The employee may commence work if a work permit is successfully issued. It takes around 10-12 weeks to secure a Work Permit in Poland.

The processing costs are around €2,750 through Shield GEO’s local partner.

                          Documentation required (Employee): Copy of the personal pages of the applicant’s passport, CV, passport photos, copies of degree/diploma/professional certificates and copies of professional references (may need to be notarized/apostilled depending on nationality). All documents need to be translated into Polish. Client will also need to provide a detailed job description in both English and Polish.

The process for obtaining a Work Permit for Poland once the above documents are received is as follows:

  • Shield GEO’s local partner and the employee sign a local employment contract (labour contract).
  • Position is advertised for 2 weeks.
  • Application is then lodged with Polish Immigration in the country of origin of the applicant.
  • Once the application is approved, candidate can then enter Poland to commence their assignment.

# Work Permit (Type A) :

Work permits are required to work legally in Poland if an individual is:

Employed by a Polish employer

Seconded to Poland by to a foreign employer

Sit on the management board of a business entity in Poland

The permit must be applied for by the employer, which usually takes 8-10 weeks. Once the permit is obtained, the employer may conclude an employment contract with the individual. Work permits can be extended for up to one year after they are obtained.

The following documents are required and must be supplied in Polish:

Valid passport

Copy of itinerary including confirmed reservation and airline ticket

Proof that the individual has sufficient means to support themselves financially throughout their stay, such as bank statements, proof of income or sponsorship declaration from friends or relatives in a Schengen country

Letter from your employer offering employment in Poland.

Work Permit (intra-company transfer) (Type C or E) :

This permit is intended for foreign individuals who work for a foreign employer and have been sent to Poland to work at one of the employer’s branches or plants.

Applications for an ICT usually take between 5 and 7 week to process. This can take longer depending on whether the applicant requires their documents to be translated into Polish. Work permits typically apply to a period of up to 36 months and may be renewed.

The following documents are required and must be supplied in Polish:

Valid passport

Copy of itinerary including confirmed reservation and airline ticket

Proof that the individual has sufficient means to support themselves financially throughout their stay, such as bank statements, proof of income or sponsorship declaration from friends or relatives in a Schengen country

Letter from your employer offering employment in Poland.

2 thoughts on “Why/Where & How Poland Immigration”

  1. Dear mam,/sir,
    Greetings from Kathmandu Nepal, hope you and your family are doing great. Wishing you for healthily and peace life .
    My name is Ishwor kc from Kathmandu Nepal . We have a manpower company in Kathmandu Nepal and can provide you a huge number of workers with out any cost just you have to pay salary according to Poland law and accommodation and food.
    Hope you will send us positive reply

  2. Hello
    I have many workers want to work in Poland and Europe with different backgrounds so I am expecting support from any agency and employer

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