- Foreign nationals entering Poland for business will be required to present a written invitation from a Polish business entity
Beginning October 16, 2021, foreign nationals arriving in Poland for business reasons will no longer be required to apply beforehand for a particular recommendation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Instead, crossing the Polish border will be possible with a written invitation from a Polish business entity. Foreign nationals requiring entry visas must also ensure that this documentation is acquired before entry from a Polish consular post. The written invitation should:
- Be written on a letter-headed paper of the given business entity
- Contain explicit indication of the reason for a business visit
- The personal data and information of the foreign national (including name, surname, passport number, and dates of the planned stay in Poland)
- Have the signature of an authorized person and a company stamp
It is recommended that the invitation be enclosed with a copy or printout of a recent extract from the National Court Register (KRS) or the Central Registration and Information on Business (CEIDG) concerning the inviting Polish entity.
Some foreign nationals are exempt from the requirements mentioned above. Click here for a list of exempt travelers. Travelers should also ensure that they adhere to current travel restrictions, bans, and testing requirements that are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Polish government has published new requirements for border entry for foreign nationals entering the country for business. Under this new requirement, foreign nationals will be required to obtain a written invitation from a Polish business entity. Previously, a special recommendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was required for entry.
All travelers should also ensure that they adhere to current travel restrictions, bans, and testing requirements that are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.