What is the change?  Poland has increased the minimum salary threshold for EU Blue Cards to 7,751.21 zloty (about $2,011) per month.

  • Effective date: The change took effect Feb. 9, 2021, and will remain in effect for the remainder of the year.
  • Visas/permits affected: EU Blue Card applications.
  • Who is affected: Employers of foreign nationals requiring an EU Blue Card (temporary residency permit with the right to work for highly skilled employees).
  • Next steps: Companies should adjust their salaries as needed for EU Blue Card applicants in 2021.

Analysis & Comments: The new salary threshold is part of an annual average income review published by the Polish Main Statistical Office. The new salary minimum represents a 5% increase over last year’s threshold, and employers should plan accordingly.

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