Amendments to the declaration on entrusting work to a foreigner

On November 17th, 2021, the Polish Sejm adopted an amendment to the Act on foreigners and certain other acts, which the Act on Employment Promotion and Labor Market Institutions.

Main changes:

  • Work on the basis of declarations on entrusting work to a foreigner may be performed for a period of up to 24 months. It will apply to citizens of 6 countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine). There will be no longer a 12-month “settlement” period, which will make it possible to entrust a foreigner with work without a break on the basis of subsequent declarations.
  • Making the entry of the declaration in the records conditional on the employer’s provision of comparable remuneration.
  • Facilitation for employers extending to 7 days the period for notifying the poviat labor office about the commencement of work by a foreigner.

IMPORTANT!

From November 1st, 2021, in order to facilitate the processing of declarations on entrusting work to a foreigner and shorten the waiting time for declarations entered in the records, the Labor Office accepts only applications submitted electronically via the praca.gov.pl portal. Electronic declarations should have a qualified electronic signature or a signature confirmed by the e-PUAP trusted profile. Paper-based declarations will be considered only if the applicant is a natural person planning to employ a foreigner for household purposes, e.g. domestic help, an elderly caregiver.

Amendments to the declaration on entrusting work to a foreigner