Obtaining the right to practice in Poland for a doctor who obtained a diploma outside the EU is associated with the fulfillment of certain conditions. On this page, we have described how the formalities are completed.
We will help you complete and submit the necessary documents in accordance with current legal regulations.
Anyone with a medical qualification obtained outside the EU. Including:
In a medical facility dedicated to providing health services to patients suffering from COVID-19.
Submit a hand-signed application to the Minister of Health or to the consul of the Republic of Poland and all the following documents necessary for its examination:
„Being aware of the criminal liability for submitting a false declaration, I declare that I have full legal capacity.”
The declaration should contain your surname and first name, the place and date of submitting the declaration and your legible signature.
„Being aware of criminal liability for submitting a false declaration, I declare that I have not been punished for an intentional crime or intentional fiscal crime and that there are no criminal proceedings pending against me in the case of an intentionally committed crime or a fiscal crime, and that there are no circumstances which, in accordance with the Code Of Medical Ethics and other legal regulations, as defined in Art. 5 sec. 1 point 5 of the Act of December 5, 1996 on the professions of doctor and dentist, could affect the performance of the profession of doctor or dentist in the territory of the Republic of Poland”
The statement should also include your surname and first name, place and date of the statement, and your legible signature.
The submitted documents should contain translations into Polish and certified by a sworn translator.
In addition, remember to submit all documents in original. Instead of the originals, they may be copies, if their compliance with the original has been certified by a Polish notary or consul or by the party’s representative acting as an attorney, legal advisor, patent attorney or tax advisor.
The document “The license to practice medicine” states that the right to practice is a conditional right and indicates whether you will be able to practice the profession on your own.
You can send the application by post to the following address:
Departament Rozwoju Kadr Medycznych
or submitted in person at the Registry Office of the Ministry or to a consul of the Republic of Poland
The right to practice on the above-mentioned principles may be granted for a period not longer than 5 years, without the possibility of its extension.
On the basis of the right to practice your profession, you can practice your profession on the territory of the Republic of Poland only in a medical entity indicated in the decision of the Minister of Health.
On the basis of the right to practice your profession, entitling you to exercise your profession independently, for the first 3 months of employment in the profession in the territory of the Republic of Poland, you will be able to practice under the supervision of a doctor with a 2nd degree specialization or the title of specialist, respectively.
People who hold a diploma from a country that was not part of the EU at the time of its issuance, but now belongs, have automatically recognized qualifications and do not need to use the simplified system for access to the medical profession.
To obtain unrestricted license to practice as a medical practitioner, you must meet the following requirements:
After obtaining the license to practice, you can apply for recognition of the title of specialist obtained outside the EU.
List of universities:
Doctors who are licensed to practice may work in Poland without the need to obtain a work permit.