Poland Work Visa Interview (Questions & Answers)

Interview for Poland National Employment Visa or Work Visa isn’t that difficult as people say it is. You would be surprised to know that you will be asked only 3 to 5 questions.

Yes, that’s it. That’s all the interview process there will be.

The only issue is, there are around 30 questions, and you will be asked 3 to 5 out of them. The questions can be random and will be different from one person to another. So, you have to be prepared, not only for the 5 questions but for all the possible questions.

I know the interview might sound intimidating, and you might be feeling nervous right now while reading this article.

But, I suggest you not worry. After reading this article, you will be confident enough to go face the interview.

In this article, I will tell you what the interviewer might ask in the interview, the meaning of those questions, and give you sample answers to learn from.

Point to be noted:

  • Don’t answer a single word—answer in a full sentence.
  • Pronounce the words correctly.
  • Don’t lie about anything.
  • The majority of the questions would be asked from your work permit and work contract.

The article will be a bit long, and it will take you a while to read the whole article. It will probably take you 20 to 30 minutes to go through the article. If you are really interested in passing the Poland Work Visa interview, then I suggest you read the whole article without skipping a single sentence.

Take a pen and paper, and write down the questions and answers. This is for you. This article is written to help you. Don’t let it go to waste.

On that note, here are 17 topics with their questions and answers for the Poland work visa interview.

What is the name of the Company that sponsored you?

What is the name of the Company that sponsored you

The interviewer wants to know whether you know the name of the Company by heart or not.

I know the Company’s name could be long and difficult to pronounce as it will be in Polish, but I suggest you recite it and make sure you know the name properly.

Also, in most cases, there would be an agent in between you and the Company. If the agent’s company name is there on your work permit as the sponsor, you have to tell the agent’s company name – not the one you will be working on after reaching Poland.

Suppose your agent’s company name is “A” and the Company you will be working on is “B.” If the company “A” is registered as your sponsor, then your answer should be “A.”

Question: What is the name of the Company that sponsored you?

Answer: The name of the Company that sponsored me is (“B”).

Question 2: What is the name of the agency that sponsored you?

Answer: The name of the agency that sponsored me is (“A”)

What will be your job there?

What will be your job there

The interviewer is asking about the “job title” and not the “job description.” You have to keep this in mind.

Suppose you will be working as a “Machine Operator,” then a Machine Operator is your job title. What a “Machine Operator” has to do, that’s the job description. Many people get confused about this, and they start telling the job description, which is very wrong.

Question: What will be your job there? / What is your job title?

Answer: I will be working as a “Machine Operator.”

Only after the interviewer asks what the responsibilities of a Machine Operator are, then you tell the job description.

Question: What will you be doing as a Machine Operator?

Answer: As a Machine Operator, I will be doing a lot of things. Primarily, I will be operating the machine and help in the production. I will also be taking care of the machine, cleaning the work area, preparing raw materials for the machine, and managing finished goods. My responsibility as a machine operator also would be to check the quality of the finished goods.

Make sure you know your job title and your job description very well. If you looked at your work contract, your job title and description would be there too. Learn it by heart.

How much is your salary?

How much is your salary

The interviewer wants to know whether you are aware of your salary or not.

Now, there are two kinds of salaries. One is net salary, and another is gross salary. Gross salary is your total salary, and the net salary is the money that you get after all the deductions.

If the interviewer only asks. “How much is your salary,” then you have to tell the gross salary per month.

Question: How much is your salary?

Answer: I will be getting around 2800 PLN (Zloty) as gross salary per month.

Question: How much is your net salary per month?

Answer: My net salary per month is 2300 PLN (Zloty).

Question: How much will you be getting per hour?

Answer: I will be earning 12 PLN (Zloty) per hour as the Net Salary and 17 PLN (Zloty) per hour as the Gross salary.

The salaries mentioned above might be different from yours. Please, kindly look at your work permit for your salary structure.

How many hours per week would you work?

How many hours per week would you work

If you look at your work permit and work contract, you will see how many hours you will get to work in a week or a month.

Question: How many hours will you work in a week?

Answer: I will work 40 hours per week. 

Some people try to be smart and tell the interviewer that they will work for more than 40 hours a week if there is overtime work. It would be best if you never did that. Whatever is written on your documents, you should always answer accordingly.

The reason is, 40 hours per week is the fixed working hours. There is no guarantee of overtime work. So when asked how many hours, tell whatever is there on your work contract.

Where is the Company located?

Where is the Company located

The interview wants to know the address of the Company. You can find it on your work permit.

Question: Where is the Company located? / What is the location of the Company? 

Answer: The Company is located at (Street name), (Municipality/Town name), (State name), Poland.

It would be a good thing if you could recite the postal number too.

Where is the sponsored agency located?

Where is the sponsored agency located

Remember, what I told you above about the sponsored Company? If an agency has sponsored you, then you should know the name of the agency too.

Before you go to the actual Company to work, you have to go to the sponsored agency first. There will be few documents you would need to sign, and only then will you be sent to the Company. So, it’s very important to know the name and location of the agency.

Question: Where is the agency located? / What is the location of the sponsored agency? 

Answer: The sponsor is located at (Street name), (Municipality / Town name), (State name), Poland.

Sometimes, the interviewer might also ask how far the agency from the Company is? It would be best if you answered: The agency is (distance) km far from the Company. Usually, the agency and the Company would be in the same place.

Where is your accommodation?

Where is your accommodation

The interviewer wants to know where you would be living in Poland after reaching there.

Accommodation is the place where you would live, eat and sleep.

Question: Where is your accommodation?

Answer: My accommodation is in (building name), (Street name), (Municipality / Town name), (State name), Poland.

Here are some other questions the interviewer could ask related to accommodation.

Question: How far is the Company from your accommodation?

Answer: The Company is 1 km far from my accommodation.

Question: How far is the agency from your accommodation?

Answer: The agency is 500 meters far from my accommodation.

Who would pay for your accommodation?

Who would pay for your accommodation

The interviewer wants to know if the Company will look after your accommodation fees or you have to pay it yourself.

Usually, 3 cases happen.

  1. The Company would pay for your accommodation.
  2. The Company would pay half for your accommodation.
  3. You would have to pay all the accommodation fees by yourself.

For all these 3 scenarios, there would be 3 different answers.

Question: Who would pay for your accommodation?

Answer: The Company will pay for my accommodation.

Answer 2: The Company will pay for half of the accommodation charge, and I will have to pay the other half. 

Answer 3: I will be paying for the accommodation charge solely on my own. 

Who would pay for your food?

Who would pay for your food

The interviewer wants to know if you are aware of your food agreement or not.

Question: Who would pay for your food?

Answer: I will pay for my own food.

Your Company might provide food for you. If they do, it will be mentioned on your work contract.

In most cases, you have to take care of your fooding arrangement by yourself.

If the Company pays for the food, then your answer should be:

Answer: My Company will pay for the food. 

What is the duration of your work contract?

What is the duration of your work contract

The interviewer is asking how long you can work with that Company. Your work contract duration would also be mentioned on your work permit or work contract document.

Usually, the duration of the work contract is 1 year. After 1 year, the Company will renew your visa, but you shouldn’t say that to the interviewer. Whatever duration is mentioned on your work contract, you have to say that and nothing else.

Question: What is the duration of your work contract?

Answer: The duration of my work contract is of 1 year. 

If it’s 6 months, then say 6 months. If it’s 2 years, say it’s 2 years. Usually, it’s not less than one year.

What will you do after your contract is finished?

What will you do after your contract is finished

The interviewer wants to know your intention of going to Poland. Many people go there to settle, but you should never say that in the interview.

Question: What will you do after your contract is finished?

Answer: I will return back to my home country after my contract is finished. I will start my own business and grow it with the experience I will learn from Poland.

Obviously, your contract will be renewed after a year. But, you have to tell the interviewer that you don’t have any intention of staying in Poland after your contract is finished.

Who will pay for your travel expense?

Who will pay for your travel expense

The interviewer wants to know whether the Company will pay for your travel or you have to manage it by yourself.

Question: Who will pay for your travel expense? / Who will buy the plane ticket?

Answer: I will be paying for my travel ticket and expenses. 

In most cases, you have to pay by yourself. But, if your company is willing to pay for your travel expense, then it would be mentioned on your work contract.

If your company will pay, then:

Answer: The Company will be paying for my tickets and all the travel expenses. 

What is your travel plan?

What is your travel plan

You probably already have a travel itinerary. A travel itinerary is a document with all the information about your tickets, bookings, times, and transits.

The interviewer can ask multiple questions regarding your travel plans. So, make sure you have learned the dates and times properly. Here are some of the questions and answers related to your travel.

Question: Where will you fly from?

The interviewer is asking the name of the airport and place in your country.

Answer: I will fly from (name of the airport), which is located at (place of the airport).

Question: When is the flight date?

Answer: My flight date is on (day-month-year) and (time).

Example: My flight date is on Monday, 25th June 2021, and the flight departure time is 9:00 o’clock in the evening.

Question: Do you have any transits?

In most cases, you will land in another country before reaching Poland. If you are flying from Asia, your transit country will probably be Qatar.

Answer: Yes, I have transit in Qatar for about 3 hours. 

If you don’t have a transit, then:

Answer: No, I don’t have any transit. 

Question: Where would you land in Poland?

You have to tell the name of the airport and the name of the place where the airport is located.

Answer: The plane will land in (Airport name), which is located in (place).

Example: The plane will land in the Warsaw Chopin Aiport, which is in Warsaw. 

Question: Who will come to receive you from the airport?

If you have friends in Poland, they will probably come to pick you up, but you should never say that to the interviewer.

Answer: The company representative will come to receive me at the airport. 

I suggest you recite all the dates and times properly that are in your travel itinerary. Your flight date and time, transit time, and arrival in Poland time.

Tell me about your travel insurance.

Tell me about your travel insurance

The travel insurance document is one of the essential documents that’s required for the processing of the Poland work visa. I am sure you already have it. All the details would be there. Please read them carefully.

The travel insurance is also called “the TMI document,” which means “travel medical insurance document.” Don’t get confused.

Question: Where did you get your travel insurance from?

Answer: I have made the travel insurance from (name of the Company), which is located at (location of the Company).

Question: What is the duration of the insurance?

Answer: The duration coverage of the insurance is for one year.

Question: When does your travel insurance start and end?

Answer: The travel insurance starts from (Date: day/month/year) and ends on (Date: day/month/year).

Tell me about your passport details.

Tell me about your passport details

Question: What is your passport number?

Answer: My passport number is (your passport number).

Question: Where is your passport issued from?

Answer: My passport is issued from (Department of passport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, location) 

If it’s different on your passport, say that.

Question: Tell me the passport issue and expiry date?

Answer: My passport was issued on (day/month/year), and it is going to expire on (day/month/year).

Do you have any previous work experience?

Do you have any previous work experience

The interviewer wants to know whether you have worked in the same field before or not. Most people lie on this question.

If you haven’t worked before or if you don’t have any work experience, please don’t lie. Just say, you don’t have any work experience.

Most of the agents tell you to lie to the ambassador, which is a very wrong practice. If you lie, the ambassador/visa officer would know, and they probably will reject your visa.

A lot of things in life happen for the first time. So, if you don’t have any prior work experience, tell them you don’t have. I repeat, don’t lie.

Question: Have you worked in the same field before?

Answer 1 (Yes): Yes, I have. I have 2 years of experience in the same field. 

If the interviewer asks, tell them where you have worked, how many years, and why you left that job.

Answer 2 (No): No, I haven’t. I don’t have any previous experience in the field, but I am really excited to learn new things from work.

Why did you choose Poland?

Why did you choose Poland

Question: Why do you want to go to Poland to work?

Answer: I want to go to Poland to work because I will be able to learn new things there. I will gain work experience as well as earn a good amount of money to support my family back in my country.

I am also fascinated by its culture, tradition, and standard of living. 

Conclusion

Did you read the whole article without skipping anything?

If you did, and learned, and made notes, then let me tell you something, you will easily pass the interview.

Luck favors those who are dedicated. If you are dedicated enough to read 2800 words article, then I am sure you will pass the Poland work visa interview confidently, and eventually get the visa too.

You just learned 17 topics with their questions and answers, but you will only be asked 3 to 5 of them, as I said before.

It’s necessary to learn everything, but I suggest you focus more on the following questions and topics.

  • Job title and description
  • Salary
  • Company name, agency name
  • Company location, agency location
  • Accommodation address
  • Travel date, Transit, departure, and arrival time

I wish you all the very best for your Poland national employment visa interview. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let me know in the comment section below. I will be happy to help.

You can also contact me at:

contact@cyprusandaxi.com

For more information, I suggest you read the following articles.

How to write a cover letter for the Poland work visa?

How to Write an Appeal Letter for the Poland Work Visa Rejection?

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