Immigrate to Poland: Things you should know before moving to Poland

Having recovered from a deep economic recession and widespread poverty in the last 30 years, Poland has become one of the European Union’s most powerful commercial hubs bringing jobs and stability to the country. It is no wonder more and more foreigners are choosing to move to Poland from the USA, UK, Spain and almost everywhere else. If this is you, allow Eurosender to make your move to Poland easier, with our range of low-cost shipping options to suit any sized shipment.

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THE BASICS

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Located in Central Europe, Poland has seen many ups and downs since it was nearly completely destroyed during World War II. With its diverse climate across the country, depending on which city you decide on, when you relocate to Poland you might experience an oceanic climate in the north and west, and snowy winters. If you decide to move to Poland from UK, USA or anywhere else, you should be prepared for a range of weather and pack accordingly. We know moving abroad can be stressful, so along with our simple solutions for international removals to Poland, let us tell you a little about what to expect when living in Poland as a foreigner.
Capital
Warsaw
Timezone
UTC + 1
Currency
Zloty (PLN)
Population
37.846.611
Official Language
Polish
Dialling code
+48
Emergency number
112
Driving
On the right side

BEFORE MOVING

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Visa Regulations for Poland

  • For citizens of EU/EEA member countries – there are no visa requirements for Poland. Those who intend on working in Poland will not need a work permit. However, you will be required to register yourself at your local municipality within your first month of immigrating to Poland.
  • For citizens of non-EU member countries – unless your country is exempt, you will need to apply for a Schengen visa at your nearest Polish embassy allowing you to visit for up to 90 days. Exempt countries include USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc. For a full list of exemptions and visa regulations for Poland, please check the embassy’s website. For citizens of non-EU member countries who are migrating to Poland – you will need to apply for a work and residency permit.

Please check with the Polish immigration website for a full list of conditions and visa regulations for Poland. You will also need to register yourself with the local municipality within 30 days of moving to Poland.

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The cost of moving to Poland – Rental and property prices

Where have you decided to live in Poland? And, are you thinking of renting an apartment in Poland or buying? Either way, you will find the cost of living in Poland is quite moderate. We have included prices for the 3 most popular cities for foreigners to factor into your cost of relocating to Poland.

  • Warsaw: Single people choosing to move to Poland alone, will pay between 1300 PLN – 3200 PLN (€299 – €738) for a single bedroom apartment in the centre of the city. For families who immigrate to Warsaw and are looking for a 3 bedroom, should expect to pay around 2400 PLN – 6000 PLN (€553 – €1300) per month. To buy in the centre of Warsaw, prices range from 12.000 – 19.000 PLN (€2.700 – €4.500) per square meter.
  • Krakow: A single bedroom apartment in the centre of town is usually around 1800 PLN – 3500 PLN (€415 – €807) per month. For families wishing to move to Poland and choose to settle in Krakow, a 3-bedroom apartment is between 3000 PLN – 6000 PLN (€692 – €1384) per month. For those looking to buy, prices range from 10.000 – 17.000 PLN (€2.300 – €4.100) per square meter.
  • Gdansk: If you are moving to Poland alone, a single bedroom apartment in Gdansk will cost you between 2000 PLN – 3500 PLN (€460 – €807) per month. For families, a 3 bedroom will set you back 3000 PLN – 5800 PLN (€692 – €1338) in the centre of Gdansk. To purchase an apartment in Gdansk, prices range from 10.000 – 19.000 PLN (€1.300 – €2.500) per square meter.

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LIVING IN POLAND

Cost of living in Poland

For those moving to Poland from the UK, USA and Spain, you will no doubt find that the cost of living is lower than you’re used to. Food, transport, entertainment and apartments in Poland are a lot cheaper and are even less outside city centres.

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Job market in Poland

Due to its economic growth in the last 20 – 30 years, foreigners looking to immigrate to Poland can expect to find work in a variety of industries. The job market in Poland would make it an ideal destination to find work for those looking to move to Poland from Spain, as their unemployment rate is significantly lower, at only 4%.

An abundance of work in Poland for foreigners can be found in manufacturing industries such as automotive, textiles and food. Expats moving to Poland can also find work in Poland in international companies in the business, IT and education sectors, and enjoy higher than average salaries.


Education in Poland

Education is compulsory for children aged 6-18, for both citizens and foreigners immigrating to Poland. After primary and secondary school, students can either go on to post-gymnasium education, including specialised schools, vocational or technical schools, depending on which area of the job market in Poland they wish to enter.

Poland also has great opportunities for expats wishing to send their children to international schools, especially in cities such as Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk. Bear in mind, you will need to factor this into the cost of life in Poland, as these schools can be quite expensive.

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Healthcare in Poland

If you are immigrating to Poland for work reasons, your employer should organise your health care through their own company plan. However, if you are moving and are yet to find work, it is important to organise private healthcare in Poland for the time being. Private healthcare in Poland is reasonably affordable and offers excellent quality services, compared to the standard public healthcare services offered to all citizens under the National Health Fund.


Driving in Poland

Driving in Poland, you will notice they have modern highways which connect the country with its neighbouring countries, as well as extensive public transport, making travel very affordable. Whether you choose to drive in Poland or take public transport, you will certainly not have difficulty getting around.

It is important to remember that seatbelts are compulsory, the blood alcohol limit is 0.02, and using your mobile phone while driving is strictly prohibited.

If you wish to drive in Poland and you are from outside an EU country, you must exchange your driver’s license to a Polish one within 6 months of moving.

If you are relocating to Poland from a fellow EU country, you can continue to use your local driver’s license for its period of validity.

Once you exchange your license, your Polish driver’s license will be valid for 15 years.

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Living in Poland – other things to consider

When you move to Poland from the USA, UK or anywhere else, you will no doubt fall in love with its strong local traditions, cuisine and long proud history. Here are some other things you might like to know about life in Poland.

  • Religion plays a big part of day-to-day life in Poland, with many Poles being Roman Catholic, you will also notice many churches around the country.
  • Most Poles speak very good English, particularly the younger generations.
  • Most places in Poland are very clean compared to some other European cities.
  • When you move to Poland, you MUST try Pierogi, their most famous national dish at least once.

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

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Moving to Poland from the USA

Home to a huge Polish community, it is no surprise more American expats are choosing to return to their homeland and move to Poland from the USA. Why not consider Eurosender’s affordable international removals to Poland, offering freight options for large shipments, as well as express options if you wish to travel a little lighter. Trusted by many expats worldwide, our vast logistics network means you will be matched with the right service at the best price available.

Moving to Poland from the UK

Moving to Poland from the UK, you will no doubt experience a vibrant continental European lifestyle with a strong British expat community to help you settle in. For the logistical side of things, trust Eurosender international removals to Poland, with our Dedicated Van Delivery. This is a great low-cost option if you wish to move your furniture and belongings to Poland and save on the cost of moving to Poland.

Moving to Poland from Spain

When you move to Poland from Spain, you will no doubt find the language tricky in the beginning, if you don’t already have knowledge of Slavic languages. Thankfully, with our fast and reliable relocation services, we take care of the logistical side of moving, so you can spend more time brushing up on your Polish to help you while living in Poland. Get an instant price estimate now for express and standard shipping, through Eurosender’s booking engine, or contact our experts to tailor an individual-offer for your move to Poland.


Disclaimer: All information on this page is true and correct as of 11.03.2020 and is subject to change at any time. Eurosender is not responsible for any updates or changes to any information on this page or actions taken by parties as a result of outdated information. Nevertheless, we do our best to keep all information across our website as current as possible.