Contacts to The Main Press Offices
Prime Minister’s Office
Al. Ujazdowskie 1/3
tel.: +48 22 694 74 21
fax: +48 22 694 70 53
Government Information Center
Al. Ujazdowskie 1/3
tel.: +48 22 694 75 28, +48 22 694 61 02
fax: +48 22 628 48 21
tel.: +48 22 694 75 28
fax: +48 22 840 38 10
Press Office of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Pałac Prezydencki (Presidential Palace)
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 48/50
tel.: +48 22 695 10 70
fax. +48 22 695 10 74
Sejm of the Republic of Poland’s Office
ul. Wiejska 4/6/8
tel.: +48 22 694 25 00
tel.: +48 22 694 22 31, +48 22 694 10 96, +48 22 694 10 86, +48 22 621 11 50, +48 22 694 24 42
fax: +48 22 694 23 06
Senate of the Republic of Poland’s Office
ul. Wiejska 6
tel.: +48 22 694 95 22
fax: +48 22 694 90 26
Free photos of Poland
If a foreigner wants to come to Poland he has to apply for a visa in Polish diplomatic outposts abroad. However, there are some exceptions of this rule:
1. Citizens of the EU countries as well as citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – they have a right to free, visa-less transfer of people within the EU and the European Economic Area.
2. Citizens of the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong-Kong, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Costarica, Macao, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Uruguay, the United States of America, Vatican, Venezuela should apply for a visa after the period of 90 days. They should also hold a valid passport.
More information on visas
Address List of Polish Diplomatic Missions Abroad
Foreigners who want to work in Poland are required to have a permit issued by a voivodship governor.
The following foreigners are released form an obligation to possess a work permit:
1. The EU citizens, the European Economic Area citizens and Swiss Confederation citizens as well as their family members
2. Permanent correspondents of foreign mass media who were granted an accreditation of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to a request of the main editor of a foreign editorial board or agency but only within the frames of his/her professional activities served in favour of this board or agency.
More information on work permit
History of Poland
Poles are friendly, industrious people and foreigners are usually made very welcome. There are vast contrasts between urban and rural life and the Polish peasantry is very religious and conservative, maintaining a traditional lifestyle. Roman Catholicism plays an important role in daily life and criticism or jokes about religion are not appreciated, despite the general good humor of the people.
Shaking hands is the normal form of greeting. Normal courtesies are observed when visiting private homes and it is customary to bring flowers, preferably in odd numbers. Fairly conservative casual wear is the most suitable attire, but dress should be formal when specified for entertaining in the evening or in a smart restaurant. Smoking is restricted in some public buildings.
Warsaw (WAW) (Frederic Chopin Airport) (www.lotnisko-chopina.pl) is 10km (6 miles) southwest of the city.To/from the airport: Buses and taxis are available (journey time – 20 to 40 minutes by bus; 20 to 30 minutes by taxi). Facilities: Post office, banks, bureaux de change, bars, restaurants, left luggage, tourist information services, car hire and duty-free shops.
Krakow (KRK) (Balice John Paul II) (www.krakowairport.pl) is 14km (9 miles) west of the city center. To/from the airport: Buses, trains and taxis are available (journey time – 15 minutes by train; 35 minutes by bus; 20 minutes by taxi). Facilities: Bar, restaurant, bureau de change, car hire and duty-free shops.
Wroclaw (WRO) (Strachowice/Copernicus) (www.airport.wroclaw.pl) is 8km (5 miles) from the city center. To/from the airport: Buses and taxis are available (journey time – 30 minutes by bus; 20 minutes by taxi). Facilities: Duty-free shops, bar, restaurant, car hire.
Katowice (KTW) (www.katowice-airport.com) is 34km (21 miles) from the city. To/from the airport: Buses and taxis are available (journey time – 40 minutes by shuttle bus or taxi to city center; 2 hours 10 minutes by road to Krakow). Facilities: Bank, bureaux de change, duty-free shops, restaurants and car hire.
Gdansk (GDN) (Lech Walesa Airport) (www.airport.gdansk.pl) is 10 km (6 miles) southwest of Gdansk. To/from the airport: Buses and taxis are available (journey time – 25 to 40 minutes by road to Gdansk city center). Facilities: Bureau de change, duty-free shops, post office, tourist information, restaurant and car hire.
Things worth seeing in Poland
Poland is a beautiful country with many places to visit and events to attend. Things worth seeing
Page which allows to find a hotel in almost every city in Poland www.polhotels.com