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Working on Spouse Visa/Residency Permit from home for Non polish company


johnny5 1 | 1
10 Feb 2010 #1
Can I work for an American or European company from home in poland while on a spouse or residency permit?

I will soon be moving to poland with my wife, and have a job offer to travel across europe giving training exercises for companies. The company itself is US based and would pay me a US salary.

Ideally I would like to live in Poland, work from home and travel across the EU conducting these trainings, but I am not sure if such a thing is possible on my Spouse or Residency permit.

Thanks in advance for any help your all can provide
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
14 Feb 2010 #2
Im pretty sure it only gives you rights to work in countries that your wife is residing and working in and only europeans countries that have a full open door policy for Poles which is not the whole of the EU. Your visa is for Poland not the whole of Europe, Until you have spent the 4 years of whatever it is before you can apply for your passport, you cant travel as freely as you might think on your own.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,718
15 Feb 2010 #3
Ideally I would like to live in Poland, work from home and travel across the EU conducting these trainings, but I am not sure if such a thing is possible on my Spouse or Residency permit.

In a nutshell - yes, you can do this in any Schengen country. There may be an issue with Germany and Austria (the last two countries to uphold restrictions against Poles) - but no-one is really going to care less if you're turning up, giving a training session and leaving again. These issues are also null and void as of 1st May 2011, when all restrictions against Polish workers will end in Europe.

Just make sure that you declare the income to the Polish authorities :) You could be surprised at the powers that the Polish tax authorities have... You may also have to formally register as a business - depends how the Americans pay you.

But be warned - you need to make sure that you have the residence card in hand before travelling. The visa won't be enough, unless you're entitled to the 90 day Schengen tourist stamp.


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