Work permit

Working in Europe | Work permit | Poland

AGH University of Science and Technology, author: KSAF AGH

The following information is related only to non-European nationals because citizens of the European Union countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland do not need work permit to work in Poland in any sector.

Work permit is a document which entitles a non-European foreigner to work legally on the territory of Poland. It is required not only if you are employed on the basis of an employment contract, but also civil law contracts.

Since this website includes information specifically related to scientific research activity in Poland, first it is worth listing the cases when the work permit is not required as in case of researchers. This is thanks to European regulations which have been designed to make the procedures easier for foreign scientists coming to Europe.


Here we provide information on work permit for employers in Polish