The below provides a high level summary of immigration requirements for Poland. Whether a traveler may enter as a business visitor or requires a work permit depends on the traveler's nationality, duration of stay and activities in the country.

Allowable Activities

  • Attending business meetings and discussions

Basic Requirements

 To be considered a business visitor, the foreign national must show: 

  • That the purpose of the visit is limited, specific and determined prior to applying
  • That she/he will not be remunerated for work by any Polish sources
  • Proof of medical insurance valid in the Schengen Area

Maximum Period Stay

The maximum allowable stay in Schengen countries as a business visitor is 90 days cumulatively for all member countries within any 180-day period; however, the maximum stay in Poland to conduct allowable business visitor activities is 30 days.

Work Permit Types

The most common work permit types in Poland are the Type A for local hires, the Type B work permit exemption for management board members, the Type C for intracompany transfers, and the Type D for service providers.

Maximum Period Stay

Depending on the visa, the maximum period of stay can range from six to 36 months.