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Polish citizenship guide


Business activity conducted by foreigners

The rules of doing business in Poland are mainly regulated by the act on the freedom of economic activity as of 2 July 2004, which applies to both Polish citizens and foreigners. In accordance with the provisions of the said act, foreigners are entitled to take up and conduct economic activity on Polish territory. However, not all foreigners enjoy the same rights in this respect. Since Poland joined the European Union, the Polish market has become open to the citizens and entrepreneurs from the EU Member States, who may undertake and conduct economic activities under the same rules as Polish citizens. Yet, in respect to other foreigners (non-EU citizens), the provisions of the said act introduce some limitations.
On the rules under which the foreigners may conduct business activity in Poland, see the subsequent sections.