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Changes in the procedure for issuing Polish National Visas for the purpose of work


Parliamentary works are underway on the act amending the Act on foreigners and certain other acts. The new provisions will probably come into force still in 2020.

The amending act provides for significant changes in the procedures of obtaining Polish National Visas for the purpose of work. The most important of these changes include:

1. Stricter requirements regarding travel medical insurance:

a) in order to be accepted by the consulate, the insurance will have to be issued by an insurance company with legal presence in Poland, EU, EEA or Switzerland, and only exceptionally by an insurance company from elsewhere (subject to additional conditions which the visa applicant will have to demonstrate with appropriate documents);

b) an applicant seeking a Polish National Visa for the purpose of work will have to present insurance valid for the entire period of the intended stay in Poland, even if they are going to be insured with the Polish social security after starting work in Poland.

2. Changes to the consular territorial competence – it will be easier to apply for a Polish National Visa for the purpose of work for applicants temporarily residing outside of their country of permanent residence.

To learn more on changes being processed – see here.