IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 29 January 2009, thePolish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy announced the partialabolition of specific requirements for issuing work permits forforeigners. The abolition which will come into force on 1 February 2009 mostly speeds up the process of obtaining the work permit.
 
The easing concerns foreigners who are:

  • representatives of a foreign company with a subsidiary in Poland (art. 3 sec.1, Gazette nr 16 pos. 85, Act from 29.1.2009),
  • citizens of a neighbouring country or a country Poland cooperates withas part of the mobility partnership established by the EU and workseither in the nursing-caring sector or as a house keeper or has beenworking for the same employer for over 3 months (art. 3 sec. 2 & 3)
  • mentioned in the legal framework of the agreement between the EEC and Turkey from 12 September 1963 (art. 2 sec. 3),
  • family members or house staff of employers in an internationalorganisation or a diplomatic mission to Poland (art. 2 sec. 1 & 2),
  • professional athletes or sport coaches (art. 3 sec. 4),
  • doctors and dentists undergoing a training or a specialization programme (art. 3 sec. 5).

 
Based on the enumerationabove, the countries affected are mostly neighbouring countries whichare not part of the EEA, i.e. Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, as well as countries the EU has signed agreements on the mobility partnership with: Moldova, Cape Verde, Georgia and Armenia. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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