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Living in Poland guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Poland with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • Located in the heart of Europe, Poland is a member State of the European Union with a huge historical and cultural heritage.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Nationals of European Union countries generally do not require a visa to travel to Poland. They simply have to register upon their arrival in the country.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Foreigners looking forward to travel to Poland can choose between two main types of visas, namely the Schengen C Visa and the national D visa.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Being the second biggest Pole city, Krakow is a major economic hub, providing many opportunities for expatriates who wish to settle there.

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  • As the most dynamic Pole city, Warsaw is very open towards expatriates looking for new career prospects in Central Europe.

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  • Thanks to its sustainable economy, Poland's labor market has been attracting many expatriates seeking new opportunities over the years.

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  • Poland hosts many local, national and multinational companies which are rather open towards expatriates looking for internship opportunities.

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  • Over the years, many expatriates have successfully set up their business in Poland thanks to its prosperous economy and business-friendly climate.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Krakow is one of the major Pole cities, thus attracting expatriates in large number every year and providing a range of accommodation options.

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  • As the Pole capital city, Warsaw provides quality living to its inhabitants along with a range of housing options for expats at affordable prices.

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  • Compared to other European countries, Poland provides many accommodation options for expats at affordable prices.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • If you wish to study in Poland, you can choose from nearly 500 higher education institutions, some of which are public institutions.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Poland hosts a modern and developed health care system to which expatriates are eligible, including many public and private health care institutions.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • Poland hosts several nationals and international banks where foreigners are allowed to open a bank account without any difficulty.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • All residents in Poland, including expatriates, are required to pay income tax, as well as other types of taxes such as value added tax (VAT), etc.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Warsaw has a developed transports system, including subway, buses, taxis, tramway, which can take you anywhere across the city.

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  • Poland does not have a wide transport network. However the network is very modern and developed, providing a regular service.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • European Union nationals are allowed to drive in Poland with their original driver's license. Others have to convert theirs into a local driver's licence.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating in Poland requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Like most European countries, Poland also has a developed telecommunications market, including several phone and Internet service providers.

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • If you are moving to Warsaw, the Polish capital city, you will enjoy several leisure activities during your free time: sports, visits, entertainment, etc.

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  • Thanks to its rich cultural and historical heritage, Poland has been attracting many expatriates over the years, offering various leisure activities.

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  • The Polish lifestyle is quite an interesting one, blending music, culture, festivals and traditions altogether into a unique joy of living.

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  • Traveling to Poland with your pet may involve particular conditions, but with advance planning, the latter will be entitled to a smooth welcome.

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