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Key Points

  • Belarusian nationals must have a technology-related professional degree, and 1 year of relevant professional experience in the IT industry. If the Belarusian national is being sponsored by a Polish IT company that is participating in the Poland Business Harbor program, it is not necessary to demonstrate proof of education or professional experience.
  • Nationals of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine must be sponsored by a Polish IT company to be eligible for the Business Harbor program. These nationals do not need to have a relevant professional degree.
  • The Business Harbor program provides the opportunity to sponsor dependent spouses and children.

Overview

Poland’s Business Harbor program was introduced to alleviate the work permit and visa processing delays for Belarusian Nationals looking to work in the IT industry within Poland. Nationals of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine are now eligible to apply for the program. The Business Harbor program allows the applicants to work without a work permit for the duration of their stay. Also, the entry visa required is on average 2 to 7 months quicker than most other entry visa options for Poland.

Looking Forward

It is expected that more countries will be added to this list and those newly eligible nationalities to be able to apply for the Business Harbor program without a sponsoring company.

Source: Serwis Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

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