Poland tightens employment regulations for Russian citizens

28 October 2022, 09:24 PM
Poland abolished the procedure of simplified employment for Russians (Photo:aganyga / Pixabay)

Poland abolished the procedure of simplified employment for Russians (Photo:aganyga / Pixabay)

The Polish government canceled simplified employment procedure for Russian citizens over Moscow’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Policy Marlena Maląg told Polish news agency PAP on Oct. 28.

“Considering Russia's attack on Ukraine and the growing risk of migration from the Russian Federation, we have decided to cancel the facilitated access of Russians to the Polish labor market,” Maląg said.

“If employers want to hire Russian citizens on the basis of a work permit, they are no longer exempt from labor market scrutiny.”

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At the same time, Russians who have already received a permit will be able to continue working in the country without any restrictions – until their permits expire.

The simplified employment procedure, which allows obtaining a work permit in Poland within seven days, will continue to be valid for citizens of Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, and Moldova.

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