In a week’s time, regulations will come into force which will make it much easier for specialists and professionals from Belarus to start their professional career in Poland. Rzeczpospolita has learned that on 1 December an amendment to the regulation of the Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Technology is to be published (and come into force), which exempts Belarusians staying in Poland on the basis of the so-called humanitarian visas, doctors and nurses, as well as Belarusian IT specialists coming to Poland under the Poland Business Harbour programme from the obligation of obtaining work permits. The regulation will supplement the amended Act on foreigners, which comes into force at the beginning of December and abolishes the ban on work for foreigners with the so-called humanitarian visas.
(…) Andrzej Korkus, CEO of EWL Group, reminds us that Belarusians coming to work in Poland mostly speak our language well, and many of them also hold the Pole’s Card.
‘We recruit them most often for the service, food and logistics industries, but there is also potential in such industries as industrial production or IT.’points out Korkus.
This potential will be easier to exploit thanks to the new regulations. They should encourage Belarusian IT specialists and entrepreneurs who, from September, can come to Poland as part of the Poland Business Harbour programme. By the end of October, around 1,300 such people have received Polish visas, but this did not exempt them from applying for a work permit. (…)