Śląski Urząd Wojewódzki w Katowicach


  • I

    Who does it apply to?

    An application for granting temporary residence permit to conduct business can be submitted if the purpose of the foreigner's stay on Polish territory is to conduct business under the laws in this regard in that territory.

    Permit for temporary residence to conduct business shall also be granted to the foreigner whose purpose of residence is to perform work by serving at the board of a limited liability company or joint stock company, which he founded and whose shares he acquired or purchased.

  • II

    Additional documents

    The foreigner is obliged to submit:

    • a corporate income tax document (CIT- 8) confirming that in the preceding tax year the submission of the application of your income was not less than twelve times the average monthly wage in the third quarter of the year preceding the submission of the application (this limit value is published yearly by the President of Statistics Poland - GUS) or

    • or documents confirming that you have got financial means to meet the set-above conditions in the future, or documents confirming you conduct activities allowing you to fulfil these conditions in the future, particularly if you are contributing to the growth of investment, transfer of technologies, beneficial innovation introduction or job creation;

    • documents confirming possessing a health insurance or coverage by the insurer of the cost of medical or ambulatory treatment in Poland (e.g. ZUS – Polish Social Insurance Institution - certificate, other insurance policy - for instance: ZUS RCA report signed by an authorised person);

    • documents confirming that you have got a permanent dwelling place (e.g. permanent residence certificate, residence lease agreement, residence lending contract, any other agreement giving you the rights to housing premises or someone else’s declaration to provide you a permanent dwelling place in Poland),

    • employment contract with an income statement or other documents that prove stable and regular source of income sufficient to cover the living costs for the foreigner and dependent family members,

    • permission of a proper body to perform a job or to practise a profession if there is such an lawful obligation in this particular case.

  • III


    There is an  legal framework enabling control and management of migrations of foreigners to Poland for purposes related to the performance of work in a profession requiring high qualifications – the possibility of imposing limits in the future on issued residence permits for foreigners.

    These provisions are complementary to their counterparts on the grounds of work permits, seasonal work permits and declarations on entrusting work contained in the Act on Employment Promotion and Labor Market Institutions. These provisions make it possible to specify in a flexible manner, by way of regulation, one or multiple limits, with a possible division into voivodships, professions, the types of contracts under which work is to be performed and the types of business conducted by entities entrusting work. This allows – in the future, as cognitive tools corresponding to the situation on the Polish labor market are developed – for effective counteracting of negative phenomena on the labor market.