Poland now accepting Blue Card applications
21 June 2012
For concise and recent immigration information watch our news.From 12 June 2012 Poland has begun accepting EU blue card applications from highly-skilled third country nationals who have an employment contract in place with a Polish company and possess the required qualifications.
The Blue Card is a good way to sidestep what can be complicated work and resident visas requirements in many EU Countries. In order to be eligible to apply for a Blue Card, you must have the following:
The EU Blue Card is still not implemented in all Member States.
- Professional level qualifications,
- a work contract or job offer from an EU employer with a salary at least 1.5 times the average gross salary,
- a valid travel document
- sickness insurance
The EU hopes that the EU Blue Card scheme will enable the EU to compete effectively against the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for skilled migrants. It is an EU-wide work permit scheme allowing highly-skilled non-EU citizens the right to work and live theoretically in any of the EU countries apart from Denmark, Ireland, and the UK.
It may also be possible to renew the EU Blue Card. EU Blue Card holders may apply for permanent residence after:
- five years of legal and continuous residency within the EU as an Blue Card holder, and
- legal and continuous residency for two years immediately prior to the submission of the application within the Member State where the application for the long-term resident's EC residence permit is lodged
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