During the pandemic, companies have encountered difficulties in obtaining the proper work permit or visa for foreign nationals. This stems from the curtailment of operations at regional governmental offices and consulates. The support provided by this category of employees to the tourist industry and agriculture in peak season was potentially at risk.
Anti-Crisis Shield 3.0: a response to business concerns
In connection with this problem, the legislator released foreign nationals from the obligation of holding a work permit if they are employed in categories of business that previously required a seasonal work permit. This right covers nationals from third countries who held:
Support for companies and making the status of foreign nationals more flexible
These regulations prevent employee shortages. They also make hiring foreign workers much simpler. Companies do not have to go through time-consuming and complicated procedures to obtain the relevant permits. These solutions also constitute an alternative for foreign workers who were previously hired in other industries. They encourage them to stay in Poland for the duration of the pandemic.