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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE POLISH NATIONAL

  • If you are a family member of a Polish national and:
     
    a)  the Polish national does not exercise a treaty right of free movement, e.g. they live in Poland and you want to join them there, you need to apply for a visa under general regulations. To find out about the requirements, click here.
    b) the Polish national exercises a treaty right of free movement, e.g. they live in Japan and you plan to travel alone to Poland, you need to apply for a visa under general regulations.
    c) the Polish national exercises a treaty right of free movement, e.g. they live in Japan and you plan to travel with them to or join them in (e.g. move back to) Poland and you do not fall under visa exemption foreseen by the Directive 2004/38/EC, you need to apply for an entry visa. See requirements below.
    d)  the Polish national exercises the treaty right of free movement and you plan to travel with them to or join them in (e.g. move back to) Poland and you comply with requirements for visa exemption under the Directive 2004/38/EC (you have a residence permit), you do not need an entry visa.
     
    If you need to apply for an entry visa under point c) you have to book visa appointment first.
    To do so click the following link: http://www.e-konsulat.gov.pl/
     
     Follow the instructions listed below:
    • On the home page click the Visa icon (left hand side of the page)
    • Choose the sub-icon Schengen Visa - register form.
    • Read the 4-step instructions provided.
    • Book your Visa appointment (bottom of page)
    • Fill in your Visa application (it will pop up)
    • Save the application and process your data
    • Print out your processed Visa application and appointment details
    Next , you are welcome at the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy on the day of your appointment with the following documents
    1. Completed and signed visa application form, after registration at www.e-konsulat.gov.pl.
    2. Your valid passport - it should be valid for at least three months from the date of the planned departure from Poland or the Schengen area, it should contain at least two blank pages and it should have been issued within the last ten years.
    3. One biometric photograph.
    4. Japanese residence permit for foreign nationals living in Japan and returning to Japan. If your residence permit is in your expired passport, please bring your old passport together with current one. The Japanese residence permit should be valid longer than the expiry date of your Schengen visa.
    5. Polish passport/Polish ID card of your family member.
    6. Original marriage certificate, birth certificate, proof of dependency – they should be in English or Polish.
    7. Proof that you accompany or join the Polish citizen, whose family you are a member of,  in Poland.

     
    Refusal to issue a visa:

    - The entry of the applicant takes place during the period of validity of the entry concerning the person on the list of foreigners whose stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland is undesirable or the stay of that person in the territory of the Republic of Poland may pose a threat to the defense or security of the state or to the protection of public security and public order or public health.

    Refusal is issued in form of decision by a consul. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will review the appeal.

    Legal basis:

    - ustawa z dnia 14 lipca 2006 r. o wjeździe na terytorium Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, pobycie oraz wyjeździe z tego terytorium obywateli państw członkowskich Unii Europejskiej i członków ich rodzin (Dz. U. z dnia 11 sierpnia 2006 r. poz. 1525) – transposed Directive 2004/38/EC of European Parliament and Council from 29th April 2004 into national law
    - ustawa z dnia 12 grudnia 2013 r. o cudzoziemcach (Dz. U. z dnia 30 grudnia 2013 r. poz. 1650 z późn. zm.).
    - ustawa z dnia 25 czerwca 2015 r. prawo konsularne (Dz. U. z dnia 31 sierpnia 2015 r. poz. 1274).
     

     

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