What documents entitle the legal stay in Poland?

The most important document that permits staying in the territory of the Polish Republic is a passport. It has to be issued in the last 10 years and it should be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your planned departure from Poland. If the passport expires, all other legalization documents become invalid. Three documents are entitling you to stay in case you plan to come and work in Poland. Those are:

– biometric passport – it entitles you to stay in the Schengen area up to 90 days within 180 days. What’s important all stays are summing, regardless of what country you have been to. Also, keep in mind that stays under the type C visa and biometric passport add up.

– type D visa (national visa) – currently there are three kinds of type D visa:

  • 05a – issued based on the declaration of entrusting the performance of work,
  • 05b – issued based on the permission of seasonal work,
  • 06 – issued based on documents other than a declaration of entrustment of work (e.g. work permit).

A visa is obtained at the Polish consulate based on an appropriate document legalizing work. Thanks to the visa, you can work as many days as it is indicated on it.

– uniform temporary residence and work permission (residence card) – if you are in Poland and you intend to continue your stay and work for more than three months, you can apply to the appropriate with a place of residence Voivodship Office for a uniform temporary residence permit and work.

As uniform temporary residence and work permit is issued for a specific employer, position, type of contract, as well as the rate and duration of full-time employment, remember that after finishing work with an employer for which it was registered, you are required through 15 working days to inform the Voivodship Office that you have finished work on this permission. When informing the Office on time, you have a guarantee that within 30 calendar days your permission will not be withdrawn and you can find a new job on this time.