Poland is a country of great charm, lakes in the north-east, plains in the central parts and mountains in the south. There are historic cities, good food and old traditions. More even than all this, genuine friendliness and hospitality are everywhere.
Being the largest country in Eastern Europe, Poland offers a number of destinations to a North American job seeker. Large cities dot the country. From the Baltic coast city of Gdansk in the north to the cultural capital Krakow in the south, Poland holds much in store for the city-minded. For those inclined toward a less hectic existence, smaller towns and cities are spread out over the entire countryside. Poland's rail and bus systems connect all but the most remote destinations.
Polish embassy, Polish consulate, and tourism office offer a wealth of information (most of it free) to prospective travelers. Take the opportunity to get as much information as you can prior to your departure. It will save you time, money, and potential hassles later on.
In Polish consulate you will get information about all documents that you need to fulfill before going to Poland. All travelers to Poland need a passport valid for at least six months beyond their planned date of return to the home country. Contact your nearest passport agency for information and an application. Also if you need additional information you can contact Polish consulate. Make sure you apply well in advance of your planned date of departure because the application process can take several weeks (sometimes longer during busy times). Passports usually are valid for ten years from the date of issue.
Citizens of USA, the UK, Spain, Ireland and most other European countries need a valid passport to enter the country for 90 days (180 days for UK citizens). Citizens of Australia, South Africa and Canada still require a visa to enter the country. To ensure you are aware of your nationality's entry requirements contact your local Polish consulate before traveling. Foreigners wanting to legally visit Poland should make their way to a Polish diplomatic outpost in their own country, where they will be given full information on the rules governing their visit to Poland.
Foreigners can apply for visas in Polish diplomatic outposts abroad. They must be ready with their personal details, dates of arrival and departure to and from Poland as well as the purpose of their visit. The consulate will confirm acceptance of applications with the appropriate stamp in the passport.
Short-stay visas are valid up to 90 days from date of entry. Extensions can be arranged in Poland through the district passport office. Work visas are valid for a maximum of 1 year. Transit visas are valid for up to 5 days. Airport Transit visas allow passage through the international zone of an Airport and are valid for 2 days.
If you are going to use POL Polish Airlines then you'll experience Polish care and hospitality on this award-winning airline.Inexpensive hotels are a good option if you value privacy and anonymity. Frequently you can find decent hotel rooms located near the larger train stations, or even in the center of town.
If you face some problems during you stay you can always rely on a consul, which represents your country, and on your embassy.