Removals to Poland have become a regular occurrence; It’s a nice twist to the alleged emigration that followed Poland’s entering the Schengen area in 2007. It’s also a testament to the dynamism of the Polish economy. Moving to Poland will challenge you as you will face a very different culture to western Europe’s; an intriguing mix of contemporary and traditional, where the Catholic Church still has a significant influence. Here is an overview of life in Poland and what you can expect when you move.

Poland is one of the hidden gems of Europe. Located in central Europe, Poland isn’t a massive hit with holiday-makers; However, gradually tourists are learning that this country has much to offer.

You will enjoy spectacular sceneries from a wide variety of landscapes, from the drama of the mountains to the relaxed beauty of the towns. Art lovers will appreciate the culture, and there is a range of historical sites to enjoy.

Although Poland joined the EU in 2004, and the Schengen Area in 2007, it has not yet adopted the Euro. The currency in Poland remains the Zloty.

Moving to Poland – Visa

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Poland chose not only to join the EU but also to become part of the Schengen Zone which means free travel for European citizens, with no visa requirements.

EU citizens, even from outside the Schengen Area, can enter Poland and seek work without needing a visa.

There are some countries which Poland has agreed to waive the visa on for short stays of up to 90 days. These include Japan, Australia, Canada […]

Moving to Poland – Transport

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The road network in Poland is good, and it’s possible to drive for the duration of your stay. However, winter roads can be more challenging with lots of snow and ice; An option not everyone is comfortable with.

If you do choose to drive, you must keep your headlights on at all times, even during the day, and drive on the right-hand side of the road.

Public transport is a viable alternative […]

Moving to Poland – Healthcare

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The standard of healthcare in Poland is generally acceptable. Nevertheless, visitors from more affluent countries may find hospitals lacking some of the comforts that they may know at home. Likewise, there is a shortage of doctors and medical professionals, particularly in more rural areas.

There is a public health system in Poland which is known as the NFZ – the National Health Fund. Contributing is compulsory for all residents and workers […]

Moving to Poland – Taxation

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What do you need to know about finance and tax in Poland before you relocate? Income tax, corporate tax, social security and VAT – how do they apply to you?

If Poland is a possible relocation destination, there is plenty you will need to find out before you move.

Whilst securing a job and finding a place to live is probably at the top of the list there is more you need […]