Tag: Immigration Office in Poland

03
Aug

Is Poland an attractive country for foreigners?

Among the citizens of countries that recognize Poland as an attractive direction of immigration are Ukrainians, Russians and Belarusians, as well as citizens of Asian countries (Vietnamese, Chinese, Hindus) and citizens of the countries of the South Caucasus. According to the estimates of the Government Population Council, due to the low fertility rate of women, Poland will need about 5 million immigrants, only to maintain the current economic level. In this context, immigration from Ukraine is particularly important. The presence of Ukrainian employees on the Polish labor market is more and more necessary, and the creation of facilities for them is much needed, as they are also becoming desirable on other Western markets.
In recent years, a number of facilities for foreigners have been introduced in Poland. On the other hand, Polish society is still perceived (quite stereotypically) as reluctant to foreigners, and the provisions of Polish law, despite being updated, still constitute a fairly significant barrier to access to the labor market and education.

According to experts of the Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers, this may result in an outflow of Ukrainian workers from Poland of around half a million, which may result in a 1.6 per cent GDP decline (1/3 of the growth rate). Visa liberalization to the EU appears to be Germany’s first step in acquiring qualified employees, but much has been said about simplified procedures for recognizing the qualifications of people outside the EU, support in learning German or integration activities.

01
Aug

Is Poland concerned by the migration crisis?

The migration crisis is one of the most pressing problems in the European Union. The number of immigrants has been increasing in recent years, and the issue of immigration has become a political issue in EU countries. Despite the increase in immigration in recent years, Poland still belongs to emigration countries, not immigration countries. This means that Poland is classified as a country not directly affected by the migration crisis, which has an impact on the attitude of the Polish government towards the crisis and how to solve it.

Among the motives for immigration to Poland, the economic factor and the prospect of stable employment and earnings still prevail, and family ties and cultural closeness facilitate the decision on immigration to Poland. According to information from the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy, about 1.5 million foreigners work in Poland, although this data may be underestimated due to the fact that some foreigners stay in Poland illegally and take up illegal work.

20
Jul

Foreigners in Poland – legal stay and work permit.

Poland is becoming an increasingly attractive country not only for our neighbors from behind our eastern border, but also for foreigners from distant states.

Voivods will receive an additional PLN 42 million to improve the service of foreigners who want to legalize their stay in Poland and obtain a work permit. The number of cases with which foreigners turn to voivodeship offices is constantly increasing. Polish Office for Foreigners informs that in the first half of 2017 applications for residence permits in Poland were submitted by nearly 90 thousand foreigners. That’s 42 percent more people than in the corresponding period of 2016 and 87% more than in 2015.

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