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Working as a contractor in Poland - Non EU citizen and an one-man business


Paritosh 10 | 62
9 Apr 2015 #1
Hi,
I would like to work as contractor in Poland , for which I want to register a one-man business. Please let me know if any one here is working that way ?

Background - I am working in Poland since one and half year on a "work permit"
Additional question - Will I need a work permit if I am will have my own business and contract with the company will be with the company I create?
Polsyr 6 | 769
9 Apr 2015 #2
As far as I know, non-EU nationals cannot register as a one person company in Poland, with few exceptions for nationals of countries that have special agreements with Poland (exceptions include nationals of Switzerland for example).

This was the case when I registered my own company in Poland around 3 years ago and I don't know if things have changed since.

However, you CAN register a limited liability company that you own 100%. But keep in mind that tax related formalities and opening of bank accounts may be problematic in some cases or with particular banks (I did not hear about nationals of India facing these problems though).

Aren't you the person who was given a residence card with the wrong place of birth last year? I am curious what was the outcome of that?
OP Paritosh 10 | 62
9 Apr 2015 #3
Hello,

Yes, and it has been corrected

Aren't you the person who was given a residence card with the wrong place of birth last year? I am curious what was the outcome of that?

I think things has eased up a bit now

As far as I know, non-EU nationals cannot register as a one person company in Poland, with few exceptions for nationals of countries that have special agreements with Poland (exceptions include nationals of Switzerland for example).

But I am not sure, of course - thats why I am here.

My main concern is regarding work permit , once i open my business , do I need a work permit to take work on the contracts I get or there is some different set of rules for business.
Polsyr 6 | 769
9 Apr 2015 #4
once i open my business , do I need a work permit to take work on the contracts I get or there is some different set of rules for business.

Excellent question. Owning a limited liability company (sp. z o.o.) in Poland does not automatically mean that you are entitled to work in Poland.

There are several options in terms of how to proceed from there. In my opinion, all options are complicated and require relatively deep pockets, because you are looking at being treated as a foreign investor who wants to run his own company instead of a foreign worker. Therefore your company must either have a considerable investment or a considerable audited income.

Take my advice from this point and ask a lawyer. They know all the loopholes and pitfalls which I won't be able to explain to you, simply because I am not a lawyer.

Resources available online on this specific subject in English were (the last time I checked, 3 years ago) limited and/or inaccurate and/or outdated.
pras1979 1 | 1
13 Oct 2017 #5
Did you find an solution to the above issue related to LLC or single person company formation and work permit?


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