This brochure contains information that may be useful to individuals staying or/and working in Poland. It includes information on public institutions and the basic provisions of Polish Law intended to protect the safety of people and their property.


Emergency services in Poland as well as those caring for the safety of citizens and public order are:

  • Police (Policja)
  • Municipal Police (Straż Miejska)
  • Fire brigade (Straż Pożarna)
  • Emergency Medical Services (Pogotowie Ratunkowe)

If you need any assistance from these services, call the free emergency number at 112.

Please remember that the help provided is free of charge.




"Human trafficking" is the recruiting of victims, kidnapping random people, but also targets people who appear weak, lost and confused. This can be prevented by:

  • Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: an indicated number plate on a car. Next to the car, there are two passengers and notes in a book. There is a digital camera taking a photo.not giving access of your documents and mobile phone  to strangers
  • being in constant contact with family and friends, informing them of your current location and keeping them updated when changes occur 
  • only undertaking legal work that is stipulated in the contract;
  • making sure that the offered salary is not too attractive compared to market rates offered by other employers and agencies for the same position;
  • making sure whether the working conditions, accommodation and duties declared by the employer are not suspiciously attractive;
  • always staying in a group when using private transportation offered by random people;
  • writing down or taking a photograph of the registration number of the vehicle you are traveling in and if possible sending it to family and friends.



HOW TO PREVENT LOSING YOUR CHILD?Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: in the background, there is a car and a driver saying something to a child. In the foreground, a child is screaming to draw attention to herself.

Teach your child basic personal details and a contact number to parents / guardians and explain how to behave in the following situations:

  • when being in a crowd or strange environment when a child is being called by a parent / guardian, he should approach him immediately; 
  • when a child can’t  see his  parent(s), he  should call out loudly for them;
  • when another adult tries to take them away, he should shout loudly and protest;
  • when a child sees a policeman after such an incident, report  immediately what happened.



WHAT THE PARENT / GUARDIAN MUST REMEMBERPresentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: a t-shirt has a tag with the child's data.

Children are curious about the world, unaware of the basic dangers thus:

  • sew a "tag" with contact details into the child's clothing with the parents / guardians name /phone number/contact number and the basic information about the child ;
  • put on the child's wrist a "non-lost" armband or other such gadget, where the parent's / guardian's contact details should be saved;
  • determine a potential meeting place with the child and make them aware that they should wait there, and not look for an adult on their own.



Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: indicated notes about the child placed on a wristband.FOLLOW A FEW SIMPLE RULES WHEN TRAVELLING

  • you should take care of your luggage, have it with you and not leave it unattended;
  • in the car, do not leave valuables in plain view.




Regardless of gender, religion, beliefs, language or origin, we all have the right to our otherness and we have a right to have it respected. Hate speech is offensive messages directed against another person as aggressive spoken words as well  as posted on the Internet. The victim of hate or witnesses of it must not ignore it.

It  should be reported to law enforcement authorities.



BASIC LEGAL REGULATIONSPresentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: prohibition signs indicating alcohol consumption, littering, uttering curses, and tobacco consumption.

In public places, it is prohibited to:

  • consume alcohol
  • litter
  • use coarse language
  • smoke cigarettes in places where people gather
  • to observe quite hours in residential areas (10PM – 6AM


Road speed limits in Poland are:

Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: a sign indicating a motorway, a  traffic sign indicating a dual carriageway with the permissible speed.Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: signs indicating the built-up area and non-built-up area with permissible speed.
on motorways - 140 km/h;

on express roads - 120 km/h;

outside built-up areas - 90 km/h;

in a built-up areas - 50 km/h,

unless the road sign states otherwise.



Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: a car with the day and night lights on, alcohol marked as less than 0.2 per mille.When driving a vehicle on a public road:

  • from dusk to dawn use low  beam lights
  • from dawn to dusk, in conditions of normal air transparency, the vehicle driver may use daytime lights instead of low beam lights; 
  • seat belts must be worn, transport children up to 150 cm tall in a safety seat or other restraint;
  • Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: a car surrounded by a high-visibility vest, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and warning triangle.use a hand-free phone while driving and using your phone 
  • the vehicle must have fire extinguishers and a warning triangle. It is also recommended that there is a first aid kit and a reflective vest;
  • the permissible blood alcohol content (BAC) in the body while driving is less than 0.2 per mille;
  • follow instructions  given by a policeman. Failure to stop for a police inspection is a serious crime.


Presentation graphics in the form of freehand drawing: a sign built-up area, a reflective armband on a wrist, a reflective tag on a backpack, and a high-visibility vest.


When moving outside the built-up area, pedestrians are required to wear reflective elements to improve their visibility.




You can search for more information which maybe helpful to you during your stay in Poland using these websites and phone numbers:

  • – information about accommodation and job search;
  • - information about  entering Poland, reception points and legalization of stay;
  • tel. 47 72 123 07 or e-mail: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. - here you can submit information, as well as obtain information and assistance of  situations related to missing people who have crossed the border of Poland in connection with military operations carried out in Ukraine;
  • tel. 664 974 934 or e-mail: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. - here you can provide information about  cases of  human trafficking and sex crimes;
  • tel. 112 - European emergency number. Free and available throughout the European Union from both landline and mobile phones. The call can be made using a phone without a SIM card.
  • tel. 32 606 32 32 - helpline of the Silesian Voivodship Office in order to obtain information on  the legalization of your stay;
  • - information on medical care and healthcare;
  • remember that if calling from outside Poland to any of these numbers add national prefix before dialed number: +48 or 0048