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  • VISA INFORMATION

  • Information regarding visas for foreigners planning to visit Poland and/or different countries in the Schengen area

     

     

    Apply for Visa: https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/

     

    Which visa?

    Visa Schengen C

    If you intend to spend 90 days or less on Polish territory or in another Schengen country (either continuously or in intervals) during the half-a-year time period since the date of your first arrival, or if you're passing through Schengen country territory by means of car, train, plane etc., then you need to apply for a Schengen C visa.

    A full Schengen C visa allows the user to spend time in any Schengen country.

    A limited Schengen visa allows the user to spend time only in the country/countries, where it is accepted. (The C-type visa valid only in Poland or with the exclusion of a specific Schengen country.)

    Country visa D

    If you intend to spend more than 90 days (at least 91 days) on Polish territory (either continuously or in intervals) in the half-a-year period since the date of first arrival, you must apply for the country visa D.

    The country visa (D) permits for:

    being in Polish territory for the duration of your stay and/or for the duration   period the visa was issued for;

    as well as being able to travel in the other Schengen countries for up to three months during the specified half-a-year period.

    Transit airport visa A

    If you intend to travel by plane from one country to another and the flight path includes landing on an airport located within the Schengen area (on Polish territory), and if:

    (1) You don't intend to leave the international transit area of the airport and

    (2) You have valid citizenship in: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo Democratic Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan or Sri Lanka,

    then you must apply for a transit airport visa A.

     

    In case of a planned transit on an airport located in the area of a Schengen country other than Poland we suggest asking the consulate of the relevant Schengen country for obtaining the airport visa.

    The transit airport visa A allows only for entering and staying in the international transit area. It does not permit leaving that area or entering Schengen territory in any other means.

    How much time can I spend in Polish/Schengen territory with a C or D visa type?

    Foreigners can be on Polish territory (country visas D) or on Schengen territory (full C visas) for the time period specified in the visa ("allotted time", marked by numbers) while the visa is valid ("visa valid from... until..., marked by dates).

    Departure from Poland or the Schengen area must occur before or on the day the visa expires ("valid until..."), regardless of how much time the foreigners actually used out of the allotted time period.

    Which documents are required to apply for a Schengen visa C?

    1. Travel document:

    valid for at least three months after the planned departure from the Polish/Schengen area;

    containing at least two blank pages;

     issued within the last ten years.

    2. A completed and signed visa application.

    3. A biometric photo.

    4. Visa fee.

    5. Medical insurance for the sum of at least 30 thousand Euros, valid in every Schengen area.

    6. Supplemental documents, confirming:

    purpose of stay;

    accommodation at the destination;

    financial ability for arrival, stay, and departure from Polish/Schengen territory;

    readiness to leave the Schengen area before the visa expires.

    The type and amount of supplemental documents can vary depending on the consulate; because of this we encourage direct contact with the correct consulate in order to attain all relevant information regarding supplemental documents required to submit a visa application.

     

     

    Which documents are required to apply for a country visa D?

    1. Travel document.

    2. A completed and signed visa application.

    3. A biometric photo.

    4. Visa fee.

    5. Medical insurance.

    6. Supplemental documents, confirming:

    purpose of stay;

     financial ability for arrival, stay, and departure from Polish/Schengen territory;

     the need to spend over 90 days in Poland during the half-a-year period.

    The type and amount of supplemental documents can vary depending on the consulate; because of this we encourage direct contact with the correct consulate in order to attain all relevant information regarding supplemental documents required to submit a visa application.

    Which Schengen country's consul is the correct one to approve/reject a Schengen visa application?

    The correct consul is always the consul of the Schengen country which is the main purpose of your visit.

    If you have no intention of visiting Poland, you may not apply to the Polish consulate for a Schengen visa.

    If you plan to visit several Schengen countries, then the Polish consul is the correct person to consider your visa application only if visiting Poland is the main reason for entering the Schengen area, or if your stay in Poland will be the longest.

    Japanese citizens are exempt from needing a short-term visa (for visits lasting 90 days or less).

    For longer visits, e.g. to work or to study at the Polish university, a type D country visa must be obtained.

    To obtain a visa permitting a foreigner to work in Poland the following documents are required:

    1.  Travel document.

    2.  A completed and signed visa application.

    3.  A biometric photo.

    4.  Medical insurance.

    5. Permission to work, obtained in the correct regional office - Urząd Wojewódzki (except for the cases in which, according to Polish laws, a work permit is not required).

    6.  A statement from the employer, confirming the details of employment on Polish territory.

    Additional information regarding visa-related queries is available under these phone numbers:

    03-5794-7020 or 03-5794-7040

     

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