Poland has been a member of the Schengen Area since 2007 and has issued hundreds of thousands of Schengen visas since its induction. Poland is the ninth largest country in Europe and is home to the oldest restaurant in Europe, the "Piwnica Swidnicka," which has kept its doors open since 1275.
To travel into Poland, a Schengen visa is required for citizens of Afghanistan. There are several types of the Schengen visa that differ based on the purposes of travel. Your reasons for visiting will help decide what type of visa best suits your travel needs. When you fill out your application, you will be asked to identify your reason(s) for travelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Schengen Visa?
A Schengen Visa is a travel document that allows its holders to travel freely within the Schengen Area. The Schengen Area consists of 26 countries in Europe that have eliminated their borders and live harmoniously under common rules and a united judiciary system. The following countries are currently members of the Schengen Area:
- Czech Republic
Additional countries that have a membership with the Schengen Area are the Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands, despite not being a part of the physical continent of Europe.
What Documents Do I Need for the Poland (Schengen) Visa Application?
The Poland (Schengen) visa is not processed online so you will need to print your application out and bring it with you to the embassy when you go in for your interview. You will receive your application in an email from us. You will also need the following documents:
- Printed confirmation of your scheduled interview appointment.
- Current valid passport.
- 2 recent photos. Photos must be taken with a white background and can have no obstructions (glasses, hats, etc.) covering your face or ears. Additionally, the photos cannot be more than 6 months old and must be 5x5 inches.
- Bank statements for the last 3 months to show that you have more than enough money to cover the expenses of your trip (unless you are being sponsored by a company/institution).
- Accommodation details (hotel reservation or invitation letter).
- Medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros.
What Is the Application Process?
- Step 1: Fill out your application
- Step 2: Book an appointment at your nearest Polish Embassy as soon as possible
- Step 3: When you arrive for the interview, bring all of the necessary documents
- Step 4: Complete the interview
- Step 5: Pay the application fee
- Step 6: Wait for a decision
Please Note that digital biometrics will be taken at the embassy where you interview.
When Should I Apply?
You should file your application at least 3 weeks prior to your trip.