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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is our pleasure to present you the brochure entitled Living and Working Conditions in Poland.

This brochure was drawn up by the Department of Labour Market of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Dissemination of information on living and working conditions in Poland represents one of the EURES services provided to foreigners – citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland, hereinafter referred to as “EU citizens”.

EURES is an international cooperation network of Public Employment Services and their partners on labour markets, and it is aimed at providing support for labour mobility on the European labour market.

The brochure contains information useful to EU citizens who plan on coming to Poland, including the details on the right of residence, taking up a job, recognition of professional qualifications, establishment of one’s own business, social insurance and living conditions in Poland.

The information presents legal situation effective as of September 2014. It pertains to citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Italy, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Digital version of this brochure is updated on a regular basis and it is available at

We hope that, on the basis of the information included in this brochure, EU citizens will be able to make a well-informed decision to reside and work in Poland.

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Department of Labour Market

Living and working conditions in Poland (pdf, 523 KB)

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Labour Market Department © 2011