Immigrants, Migrants, the Pomerania Perspective

Pomerania, due to its unique location has always been a melting pot. Foreigners have always been a part of our community, enriching our culture by bringing in bits of their culture and food. Between 2014-2019 the number of residence permits (of different types) granted increased by almost 2.5 times and continue to grow. The Office for Foreigners reports that 73% of applications for residence submitted in 2019 were related to work opportunities. The growing number of immigrants and migrants has created a need for strategies and solutions to help them legalise and integrate. This is especially true for migrants who are here or are looking at coming to Pomerania because it provides them with a safe haven and socio-economic opportunities.

Important Numbers in the Time of Emergency

Regardless of whether you are visiting or living in the region, it is very important for you to know the right emergency numbers. Knowing these numbers could mean the difference between life and death in some cases. The good news is that almost all emergency lines have English speakers Here are the numbers for Pomerania.

Legalisation of stay and employment of foreigners in Poland – FAQ

Issues related to the legalisation of employment and stay of foreigners in Poland still raise many doubts – both among employers and their foreign employees. In order to make it easier to navigate among statutory regulations, the Invest in Pomerania team in cooperation with specialists from the Pomeranian Voivodeship Office have created a publication containing a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the procedure of applying for a residence and work permit in Poland.

Values of Life and Business in Tricity and The Pomeranian Voivodeship

28 January 2021: Mr Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of the Pomerania Voivodeship; Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, Mayor of Gdansk; Jacek Karnowski, Mayor of Sopot and Wojciech Szczurek, Mayor of Gdynia signed a declaration reinforcing the values of life and Business in Tricity and Pomerania as a whole.

Important addresses

Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Gdansk Okopowa 21/27 80-810 Gdansk  Phone: 58 30 77 695 Gdańsk City Hall ul. Nowe Ogrody 8/12 80-803 Gdańsk Phone: +48 58 52 44 500 fax: +48 58 302 39 41 e-mail: Pomeranian Voivodeship Office, Foreigner Affairs Department.  The Pomeranian Voivodeship Office in Gdańsk ul. Okopowa 21/27 80-810Continue reading “Important addresses”

Language Courses

Where can you learn Polish? The offer of language courses has been developing dynamically and you can attend classes proposed by different institutions. The most important ones are private language schools, universities and non-governmental organizations.  For migrants who think practical and for whom the essential thing is to master the rudiments of grammar and everydayContinue reading “Language Courses”


For foreigners, especially citizens of non-European Union countries, the choice of available banks may be restricted for formal reasons, meaning the necessity to present suitable documents required by a bank. Unfortunately, some banks refuse to open bank accounts for certain foreigners (this refers particularly to persons who do not have a PESEL number or haveContinue reading “Banking”

Personal Taxation

Unlimited tax obligation in Poland Individuals with their place of residence in Poland are taxed on their total income, regardless of where the income is earned (unlimited tax obligation in Poland). Individuals who do not have a place of residence in Poland are taxed solely on income earned in Poland (limited tax obligation in Poland).Continue reading “Personal Taxation”