The long-term EU resident permit offers a number of advantages, in particular:
• Multiple crossing of the Polish border without the need to open a visa.
• Right to work in Poland without a work permit.
• Grounds for a legal stay of up to 5 years.
• Entering and staying in the Schengen countries.
• Acquisition of real estate in Poland without additional permits.
• Acquisition of land in Poland without additional permits.
• Getting credit from Polish banks, including mortgages.
• Ability to apply in Poland for visas to non-Schengen countries.
• Possibility of doing business as a private entrepreneur (działalność gospodarcza).
• Free education in Polish institutions.
• The possibility of obtaining Polish citizenship.
If the application for a long-term EU residence permit (zezwolenie na pobyt rezydenta długoterminowego UE) was submitted during the foreigner's legal stay and it contained no formal defects or formal defects were corrected in time, the voivode puts a stamp in the foreigner's travel document confirming the application. A foreigner's stay is considered legal from the moment of application until the date on which the decision to issue a long-term resident's EU residence permit becomes final.
NOTE: A stamp in a travel document does not give a foreigner the right to travel in other Schengen countries, while a foreigner can go to the country of origin, but to return to Poland he or she must obtain a visa, if he or she comes from a country to which requirements apply.
The long-term resident permit entitles you to work in Poland without the need to obtain additional documents. To find out how a foreigner holding a long-term resident's permit issued by the Polish authorities can work in another EU country, it is necessary to find out how this issue is regulated by the national regulations of the country where the foreigner intends to work.