11.03.2022 Employment of foreigners

Relocation of business from Ukraine to Poland

Due to the armed conflict in Ukraine, many companies operating there have faced the necessity to relocate their business abroad. Poland is one of the most frequently chosen locations by Ukrainian entrepreneurs, also due to the newly introduced legislative facilitation.

Currently, 21 836 companies with Ukrainian capital operate in Poland, and in 2022, even before Russia’s military attack on Ukraine, 100 more such entities have been registered. In the current situation, this number will certainly multiply in the near future.

The Polish government and non-governmental organisations undertake numerous initiatives aimed at supporting Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war and helping Ukrainian entrepreneurs to relocate their companies to Poland.

The most important facilitations for Ukrainian citizens in Poland

  • Facilitation of residence legalisation:
    • Possibility of legal work for 18 months for those fleeing armed conflict, provided their stay in Poland is legal
    • Free access to health care system
    • Free education for children
  • Simplification of the procedure of employing persons from Ukraine:
    • Possibility of employment on the basis of a declaration on entrusting work
    • Extension of periods of legal residence
    • Possibility of registration in the Labour Office
    • Access to training and vocational counselling

 See also: Jobs for refugees from Ukraine – minimum of formalities

Establishing a company in Poland

Entrepreneurs from Ukraine have the possibility to open a company or a branch in Poland. The most popular form of conducting business in Poland is a limited liability company (LLC).

  • Simple procedure for setting up a company
    • Possibility of online registration of a company
    • Minimum share capital of the limited liability company amounts to PLN 5 000
    • No restrictions concerning nationality of shareholders

Find out more about forms of conducting business in Poland, taxation and employment of employees.

Moving a company from Ukraine to Poland – how can we help?

We provide comprehensive support to Ukrainian companies planning relocation to Poland at every stage of this process – from advice on choosing the optimal form of business and taxation, through the completion of formalities related to the establishment of a company and ongoing support for business processes.

Setting up a business in Poland by a company from Ukraine – the scope of support

  • Assistance in registration of an employee from Ukraine
  • Advisory on choosing an optimal form of conducting business activity
  • Advisory on choosing the optimal form of taxation
  • Opening a company or a branch
  • Registration for tax purposes
  • Opening a bank account
  • Establishment of an electronic signature
  • Registration in the Central Register of Beneficial Owners (CRBR)

Starting a business in Poland – scope of support:

  • Employment of staff – preparation of employment contracts / cooperation contracts
  • Registration of a company and employees for social insurance
  • Accounting services
  • Tax advisory
  • HR & Payroll services
  • Corporate secretarial services
  • Compliance
  • GDPR compliance

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