Purchase of real estate in Poland

Issues related to the acquisition of properties by foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Poland are regulated by the Act on the acquisition of properties by foreigners (Act of March 24, 1920) and in the case of agricultural real estate – by the Act of April 11, 2003, on shaping the agricultural system. 

As a rule, people from the European Economic Area (this area consists of the European Union countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland are exempt from the obligation to obtain a permit. 

In the case of people outside the above area, i.e., e.g. people from Ukraine or Belarus, the situation is different and such individuals are obliged to obtain a special permit to purchase real estate in Poland. 

There are exceptions and exemptions from this general rule – so it is worth using the help of a specialist and getting an analysis of your situation.

An Application for a permit to purchase real estate in Poland must be sent to the following address: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration Stefana Batorego Street 5, 02-591 Warszawa