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EU citizens

If you are a citizen of the EU, and you do not have business activity registered in a Member State other than Poland, you may register business activity in our country on the basis of the same principles as citizens of Poland.

If you do not know how to do this, we will help you. Please refer to section Registration of activity.

If you are a citizen of the EU and you already have registered business activity in another Member State, who have two options to choose from.

If you want to provide services in Poland only for a limited period of time, you may take advantage of the temporary cross-border provision of services mechanism. This way you shall be conducting activity in Poland on the basis of your registration in another EU Member State.

Check out how you can temporarily provide cross-border services.

If you want to conduct activity in Poland in a continuous manner - you must establish a branch of your company. Registration of a branch takes place in the National Court Register KRS.

Check out how to register a branch of a foreign entity.

The second option is to register a separate company in the National Court Register KRS.

Check out how to register a company in the National Court Register KRS

A foreigner from beyond the EU

As a foreigner from beyond the EU you may register a separate company in Poland in the National Court Register KRS.

Check out how to register a company in the National Court Register KRS

If you have business activity registered in the territory of another country, you may establish a branch of a foreign entity in Poland.

Check out how to register a branch of a foreign entity.

In case of certain countries, there are restrictions for their citizens as for the registration and conduct of activity in the territory of Poland.

Restrictions in acquiring real property

Due to restrictions in the possibility of acquiring real property located in the territory of Poland by foreigners, if you do not hold Polish citizenship and you wish to acquire shares in a company, which is an owner of real property, you must obtain administrative permission.

Check out how to obtain permission to acquire shares of a company, which is an owner or a perpetual usufructuary of real property.

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