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Obtaining an EU Blue Card to live in Poland. Who and how can obtain an EU Blue Card in 2023?

We have already told you many times in our articles that there are many grounds and documents for residence permit and permanent residence in Poland. Many people apply for other residence cards without knowing what bonuses and advantages the EU Blue Card in Poland offers.

In this article we will tell you what is the EU Blue Card and what are its advantages over other residence permit documents in Poland. Also, here you will find step-by-step instructions on how to apply for an EU Blue Card. Enjoy reading this article!


What is the EU Blue Card in Poland?

The EU Blue Card (Niebieska karta UE) is another option for temporary residence in the countries of the European Union, including Poland. The document is enshrined in the legislation on the territory of the EU and is considered to be the most luxurious and privileged residence card. In fact, the EU Blue Card is a document that unites all highly qualified workers who come to the EU countries to work.

Many people think that if you have such a document, you can safely live on the territory of any EU country, but it is not so. The Blue Card is valid only in the country where it was issued to the candidate.


Who can apply for an EU Blue Card?

Let's start with the fact that both EU residents and foreigners from post-Soviet countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and others) are eligible for the Blue Card.

In most cases, it is workers from the IT sector and top managers of companies who apply for the blue card, as they can expect a salary significantly higher than the average salary in Poland. However, this does not mean that people with other professions cannot apply for the Blue Card. It can be any qualified specialist. For example:

  • Pharmacist

  • Notary

  • Lawyer

  • Engineer

  • Accountant

  • And other professions (you can even get an EU Blue Card if you are a highly qualified welder)

To obtain an EU Blue Card, a candidate must:

  • Have a university degree in the speciality where he/she works and also have at least five years of experience in the field.

  • Have a signed labor contract for a period of at least one year

  • The salary stipulated in the contract must be equal to 150% of the average salary in Poland. For example, if today the average salary in the country is 7,000 PLN, your contract should state at least 10,500 PLN.


Why is the EU Blue Card better than a residence card?

What is the difference between an EU Blue Card and a common residence card? Let's get to know!

1. First of all, it is the level of education of the candidate and, accordingly, his salary. It is worth understanding at once that these are highly qualified workers who receive a lot of money.

2. The next perk is that upon receiving a blue card, the worker has the right to reunite with his family. Moreover, family members will also have immediate access to the labor market. A common residence card does not give such a right.

3. Another interesting privilege is that you do not have to change your card if certain working conditions change.

4. If you have worked on the EU Blue Card for more than two years, you will not need to get a new permit at all. There is no such possibility with a common residence card.


Step-by-step guide to obtaining an EU Blue Card

The process of obtaining a Blue Card is not particularly different from other residence cards. In general, a foreigner needs to go through the following process:

Stage 1. Preparing the documents. It is necessary to collect such a package of documents:

  • Diploma of graduation from a higher education institution (translated into Polish)

  • Labor book proving five years of work experience (translated into Polish)

  • Contract with the employer

  • Health insurance

  • Proof of your place of residence (rental agreement)

  • Four standard-sized photographs

  • Work permit

  • Certificate of absence of debts

  • The fee for the blue card is 400 PLN at the time of application and 100 PLN at the time of receiving the plastic card.

Stage 2. Download and fill in the application form. Download the application form by clicking on this link. Fill in the form carefully so that you do not make any mistakes

Stage 3. Визитвужонд. Visit to Urząd. First, we make an appointment at the Urządvia their website. And you can find an Urządsimply by entering your district/city and the word Urząd in the search field. For example, here's a Urząd in Lublin. Then you go to the Urządto submit all the documents and application. On the spot, you must not only hand over the documents, but also take fingerprints.

Stage 4. Waiting for the card. There are no clear deadlines about the decision, such cases can last for several months. During the waiting period, you receive a special stamp.

The EU Blue Card is issued for up to three years. This means that, without waiting for the second card to expire, you can already get the status of an EU resident. IMPORTANT: it is strictly forbidden to leave the territory of Poland while waiting for the Blue Card.



Now you already know that if you are a highly qualified worker with a university degree, you can expect to receive an EU Blue Card in Poland. It opens new frontiers in the prospect of citizenship. Migration agents aksis are ready to help you with obtaining the EU Blue Card in the shortest possible time. We will help you with the documents as well as with filling in the form.

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