Hyde: residence permit (work-related residence card) - on the basis of work performance.

💡 For those who are employed. ✌️ The most popular way to legalize stay in Poland 🕔 Update date 08/01/2024
  • Waiting time: 6-12 months after submitting documents. Waiting times may vary depending on the region served.
  • 🤑 Доход: min.salary on the day of application (from 01/01/2024 - 4,242.00 PLN gross: from 01/07/2024 - 4,300.00 PLN gross)

About the program:

A temporary residence permit (residence card) or a residence card for the purpose of work may be granted to a foreigner if the purpose of his/her stay in the Republic of Poland is the intention to work for more than 3 months and the foreigner can document it. To obtain a residence and work permit you must be legally employed and your stay in the country must be legal.

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Explanation for the foreigner on the principles and procedure of actions concerning the issuance of a temporary residence permit for a foreigner.

What the submission process usually looks like


Collection of documents

You'll need a work contract, copies of your passport, a completed application, and photos.


Submission of documents and fingerprinting

Filing can be done in two ways - in person and by mail, so the process itself can vary significantly.


You get a residence permit for 3 years.

You receive a decision to grant a residence permit for 3 years. Getting a solution is not the same as getting the "plastic" itself .


You get the coveted plastic

And finally getting a plastic card.

Step-by-step guide