Currently, one of the most economical ways of taking European residency is though work permit in Poland in a reputable active company.
This option is totally legal which starts and finishes in the immigration office of Poland with valid documents acquired from an active company.
It must be noted that in this condition, the applicant is employed as an agent with appropriate employment ways and this contract does not establish a working relation between the applicant and the company and the person can find another job for living in Poland.
The required documents for Poland residency through employment include:
The scanned copy of all passport pages with the entry and exit seal.
Legal power of attorney to the company’s lawyer for doing all the processes related to immigration office, Polish Ministry of Labor and Social Security, personal information for of the applicant and his/her family (if he/she has applied with his/her family).
The procedures take almost 6 months, during which the applicant must attend Poland twice.
The first time for signing the job contract, dactyloscopy, and eye scan. The second time for receiving the residency card.
The first Polish residency card is a temporary card with 3 years of credit that after the second extension (5 years) becomes a permanent residency card.
Before getting a job, it is appropriate for the applicants to know the employment structures and residency conditions in Poland.
Registering a company and doing business on Poland
Legal jobs in Poland
Studying in educational institutes of Poland.
You can get a job in Poland according to an employment or a civil law contract.
The former is the best employment structure. However, you benefit from an employer and stability of benefits in both structures.
If your employer wants a temporary job, civil law contract is suggested.
Such contracts do not provide instructional benefits. However, it does not mean that employment through civil law does not require job permission.
Both of the contracts require job permission.
Polish Employment contract
Signing a contract allows you to do a job for your employer in a specified place and time.
In other words, your employer must hire you with a pre-determined salary.
Employment contracts can be signed for a trial period in order to substitute the employee.
In addition, employment contracts can be signed for a certain period of time for a specific task or an unknown period of time.
Specified parties and the contract type
The finish date
Work conditions and rewards
The type of job
If you are working under an employment contract, make sure that your employee pays your health care and social insurance with the tax.
Full-time job means 40 hours of job in a week and a working day must not exceed 8 hours.
Besides, the employee must guarantee you at least 11 hours a day unceasingly.
Civil law contracts
Polish Civil Laws
Instead of an employment contract, the employer can offer you a civil law contract, which is prepared according to civil instructions.
Commission and job contracts are the most common civil law contracts.
A commission contract commissions you to perform a task especially for a specific period.
The commission contract must include your activity domain and the raise in salary.
A job contract explains the job completely, determines the termination date, and specifies a certain price.
Although the aims of civil contracts are not the same, most of Polish employers tend to hire employees with civil contracts. In civil law contracts, no minimum wage is specified.
This means that the employee can offer any wage. In addition, according to the civil law contract you cannot get annual leave or receive wage during illness.
Those who do a specific task under the job contract are not covered by social insurance.
The working pattern in Poland
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Although international companies work according to different rules. Companies that work with companies and branches of other continents work 24 hours a day.
This means that the employees work either from 6 a.m. through to 2 p.m. or from 10 p.m. through to 6 a.m.
According to the activities of these companies, some of them work even on holidays and weekends.
If you work 8 hours a day in Poland, you can take a 15-minute rest.
Some employers prefer to increase the rest time.
Some of the employers increase the rest time by 1 hour. Therefore, the employees have to work one hour more at the end of the workday.
There are 13 legal holidays in Poland.
If you work on a holiday in Poland, you may take a workday off.
Foreign languages and wages
Foreign languages and wages in Poland
The increase of international companies in Poland led to the shortage of employees who could speak foreign languages.
This influenced the wages. If you can speak languages such as Swedish, Hungarian, German, or Czech language, you can earn a higher wage.