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Moving to Poland

Immigration to Poland. Description of visa programs in Poland. Questions and answers. Registration of documents. Opportunities to move to Poland.
The complexity of relocation
A simple country for emigration, but recently obtaining a residence permit has been delayed for a long time due to the large number of migrants
Quality of life/price ratio
An inexpensive life, a developed market economy, but the quality of life is lower than in other European countries
Comfortable climate
Moderate - from marine to continental, but the ecology leaves much to be desired

Poland visa programs

Information about resident visas for seasonal work and family reunification

Emigration to Poland

A handy compilation of practical information

Imigrata Immigration Specialist
Visas to Poland:
At the moment, the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation is suspended, it is possible to get to Poland only if there are serious reasons.

Transit conditions:
Transit is prohibited for Russian citizens.

Flights over the territory of Poland are prohibited, flights are canceled.

Epidemiological situation:
At the moment, all coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, the mask regime in public places has been canceled.

The best cities to live in Poland

The top 5 best cities to live in Poland include:
Warsaw is the capital of Poland, a multinational European city, green, full of parks, combining the atmosphere of Europe and the traditions of a modern metropolis;
Krakow is the cultural center of Poland, where students from different countries come to study, an ancient city on the banks of the Vistula, where about 6 thousand architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque have been preserved. The only major city in Poland that was not destroyed during the Second World War;
Poznan is a business center of the country with charming colorful houses and green streets in the west of the country, one of the oldest Polish cities and an important transport hub;
Wroclaw is a Polish Venice, a city that has the status of the "cultural capital of Poland", with endless bridges, picturesque streets and a low unemployment rate (less than 1%);
Sopot is the main resort of Poland, located in the Pomeranian Voivodeship on the Baltic coast. It's too hot here, relatively inexpensive and exceptionally clean.

Pros and cons of moving to Poland

Advantages of living in Poland:
  • Rich history and culture with many monuments and museums, rich cultural life with exhibitions, concerts, fairs, music festivals, large-scale sporting events and vibrant nightlife;
  • The cost of housing, even in large cities of the country, is more than acceptable in comparison with other EU countries;
  • Stable growing economy;
  • Good resorts and fairly inexpensive, but developed tourism;
  • Geographically successful location of the country in the center of Europe;
  • Strong religious values will not be a plus for everyone, but for people who adhere to family and traditional values, it is worth knowing about it.

Cons of living in France:
  • Prohibition of abortions and active participation of the Catholic Church in the life of the country;
  • Overloaded medicine with queues in hospitals - both public and private;
  • Quite high taxes with not the biggest salaries;
  • Most shops are closed on Sundays;
  • Corruption, although not on a dramatic scale, still exists in the country;
  • The ecology is not the best in Europe: smog hangs over Poland for about 4 months a year due to heating houses with coal, burning garbage and car emissions;
  • A large influx of migrants, which is why the process of issuing a residence permit and permanent residence takes from 6 months to 2 years.

Living in Poland

Finding a place to live in Poland is not a problem, but an apartment rental agreement is mandatory, and the deposit usually amounts to 1-2 months of rent. Realtors charge the cost of a month's stay in an apartment for their services.

The cost of renting an apartment:
It varies from the location of the apartments: closer to the center - more expensive, to the outskirts - cheaper. In the capital, a studio apartment will cost from 1000 to 2000 zloty (200-400 euros). In smaller cities, the price varies from 500 to 1300 zlotys (100-250 euros).

The cost of utilities:
The average cost of utilities in an apartment ranges around 600 zlotys (110-150 euros). This price includes payment for water, sewerage, garbage collection, cleaning of the territory, heating and electricity. Please specify the cost of the Internet, telephone and television additionally.

Where to look for accommodation:

Medicine in Poland

Local hospitals have friendly and qualified staff, modern medical equipment, availability of all necessary medicines and medications, but, unfortunately, queues in private and public clinics are a Polish reality, since there is a noticeable shortage of personnel in the field of medicine, salaries of doctors and staff are not high enough. At the same time, an ambulance arrives no later than 10 minutes after the call.

Medical care is available to everyone who has the appropriate insurance, mandatory for residents and residents of the country.

Education in Poland

Education in Poland consists of several stages:
• Kindergartens, where children from 3 to 6 years old are accepted;
• Primary school, where students study from 6 to 12 years;
• A secondary school that teaches teenagers from 13 to 15 years old - as a result of training, you will need to pass several exams;
• Upper secondary education begins at the end of full compulsory education and represents the preparation of students for the labor market (obtaining secondary vocational education) or tertiary (higher) education;
• Higher education.

Preschool education in Poland is not compulsory, but from 3 to 6 years of age a child can be sent to a public (free) or private (paid) kindergarten.

Higher education in Poland has two stages: bachelor's degree and master's degree. After completing the Master's degree, the student can continue his studies in doctoral studies. After defending a dissertation at this level, the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded.

Diplomas of Polish universities are recognized in Europe.

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