Do I need a visa to travel to Poland?

Travelers will need a Visa to Poland if they are a citizen of a non-Schengen country without a visa-free travel agreement with the area.

Citizens from the U.K., the U.S.A., Australia or Canada do not require an entry visa for Poland for short stays (for up to 90 days in any 180-day period in the whole Schengen Area) for tourist or business purposes.

What is the D visa in Poland? 

A D-type national Polish visa permits to enter the territory of the Republic of Poland and to stay continuously or for several successive times in this territory for a total duration of more than 90 days during the period of validity of the visa, but not longer than one year.

Is Poland part of the Schengen area?

Yes, Poland is the part of the Schengen area. The 26 Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

What are the Schengen countries?

What documents are needed when applying for a C-type visa to Poland?

  • Travel document (passport) which:
    • is valid for at least three months after the planned date for leaving the Schengen Area or, in the event of multiple visits, after the planned date for the last leave of the Schengen Area,
    • contains at least two blank pages,
    • was issued during the last ten years;
  • A filled out and signed visa application; If you want to submit a visa application, you need to register with E-KONSULAT
  • Photograph; 
  • Proof of visa payment;
  • Medical travel insurance whose coverage amounts to not less than €30,000, valid throughout the Schengen Area, and covering all expenses that may arise in connection with the need to return for medical reasons, a medical emergency, urgent hospitalisation or death;
  • Supporting documents:
    • Document confirming the purpose of travel;
    • Document confirming possession of adequate financial resources to cover the costs of living during the planned stay and to cover the costs of return to the country of origin or residence, or to cover the costs of transit to a third country, which will certainly give permission for entry, or documents confirming that the applicant can legally obtain such funds.ou typically have to demonstrate you have various amounts of money to travel to Poland and obtain your visa. 
    • Document concerning accommodation or possession of financial resources to cover the costs of accommodation;
    • A document that permits to assess whether the applicant will leave the Schengen Area before the visa expires.

Supporting documents may be different depending on the country where a visa application is submitted.

For more details, please contact the relevant Polish Consulate.

https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/

Source: Website of Republic of Poland

How can I get Schengen Visa in Poland?

You will need to obtain the Polish Visa application form, which is available to download, fill it in truthfully and submit it to the Polish authorities along with your supporting documents.

Who needs a Schengen Visa to enter Poland?

If you are traveling to Poland, you will need a Schengen Visa if you are a citizen of a non-Schengen country without a visa-free travel agreement with the area, or if you have been refused for visa-free travel. Short-stay visas can be for business or tourism purposes, as well as family and short study visits, or for medical reasons.

How much will my Schengen Visa to Poland cost?

You must pay administration fees (related to the administrative processing of the request). The amount of the fees must be paid to the visa service when submitting the application: either online if you have made a pre-application via an internet platform or with the service with which you submitted your file.
The fees are not reimbursed in the event of visa refusal.
The price of the Schengen Visa varies according to the age of the person concerned:

  • Adult: €80 
  • Child from 12 to 18 years old: €80
  • Child from 6 to less than 12 years old: €40
  • Children less than 6 years: free

Certain external service providers mandated by the Polish consular authorities may charge service fees. They are not refundable even in case of refusal of visa application.

Can I visit other Schengen countries besides Poland on this visa?

A visa for any of the Schengen countries is valid for a stay in all the other Schengen nations during the period for which the visa has been issued - meaning you can start a trip around Europe in Poland.

What is there to see in Poland? 

With the cities of Krakow and Warsaw featuring a captivating mix of architecture, from the Romanesque and Gothic churches to the faded brutalism of the Soviet era, Poland is a wonderful part of Europe to visit. To travel to Poland for a short trip lasting fewer than 90 days, you will need a Poland Schengen Visa, as it is part of the Schengen Area of European countries that have abolished border controls between each other.

A visa for any of the Schengen countries is valid for a stay in all the other Schengen nations during the period for which the visa has been issued - meaning you can start a trip around Europe in Poland.

Where do I go to apply for a Poland Schengen Visa?

You will need to apply to the embassy of the Republic of Poland or consulate in your country of residence, or a visa application center acting on the nation’s behalf. The official visa partner of Poland’s embassy in India is VFS Global.

In the U.S., you can apply at the consular office within opening office hours.

How long does it take to get a visa?

The processing time for a Poland Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in normal circumstances, but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.

We are doing our best to provide you the most reliable and updated information possible but rules and regulations concerning visas can be modified at all times by the consulate of your country if circumstances require it. Consequently, we can not be held accountable for these changes. 
Please contact the nearest Polish Embassy to obtain the specific terms and conditions in effect at the moment of the submission of your visa application. 

Why choose AXA Schengen Insurance?

Those traveling to the Schengen Area, including Poland, need travel cover. AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs just €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.

Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.

Other Schengen countries you might be interested in

Austria visa

Belgium visa

Czech Republic visa

Denmark visa

Estonia visa

Finland visa

France visa

Germany visa

Greece visa

Hungary visa

Iceland visa

Italy Visa

Latvia visa

Liechtenstein visa

Lithuania visa

Luxembourg visa

Malta visa

Netherlands visa

Norway visa

Poland visa

Portugal visa

Slovakia visa

Slovenia visa

Spain Visa

Sweden visa

Switzerland visa

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Frequently asked questions about getting an Poland Schengen Visa

Can I extend my Schengen Visa during my stay in Poland?

Yes. You can extend your Poland short-stay visa but only in exceptional cases or emergencies.

What should I do if my Poland Visa is refused? Can I get a refund?

If your visa is refused you have the right to appeal to the authorities in the Schengen member state where you applied. You cannot obtain a refund as your fee covers the processing of your application.

Is a Poland Visa easy to get?

Those applying for a Schengen Visa to Poland have a 97 percent chance of being accepted. This is one of the lowest levels of rejection rates.