Poland has been a part of the Schengen Zone since 2007. The Schengen Zone consists of 26 countries that have effectively joined forces to allow people to move freely amongst the included nations. The Poland (Schengen) visa is for travelers who are arriving in the Schengen Zone by way of Poland and for in-transit travelers who are only in Poland for connecting transportation(s).
Citizens of Algeria can apply for the Poland (Schengen) visa if they are travelling to or through Poland. Before you fill out your application, make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your arrival date and that your passport has at least 3 blank pages in it. You will also need to present several documents and have a separate application for each of the children who are travelling with you, if any.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Documents Do I Need for the Poland (Schengen) Visa Application?
You will present documents for the Poland (Schengen) visa when you arrive for your appointment at the Polish embassy closest to you. When you arrive, bring a printed copy of the application with you; this will arrive 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 for 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.
Who Can Apply for the Poland (Schengen) Visa?
Citizens of Algeria who are travelling to Poland or are in-transit travelers in Poland will need to apply for this visa. You will be prompted on the application to identify your reasons for travelling to Poland.
If My Application Is Rejected, Can I Get a Refund of the Application Fee?
No. The application fee is nonrefundable and is handled by the embassy you interview at. Keep in mind that there is no application fee applied for children under the age of 6, researchers traveling to perform scientific research, students and teachers on a school trip, family members of an EU/EEA national, and holders of diplomatic, official or service passports traveling for official purposes.
Are Biometrics Collected During the Application Process?
Yes. When you arrive for your interview, digital biometrics will be documented.
What Do I Need to Know About Applications for Minors?
Minors who are applying for a Poland (Schengen) visa must have their legal guardian's written consent and their legal guardian must sign their application before it is submitted.
How Long Are the Interviews for this Application Process?
Interviews typically last no longer than 10 to 15 minutes.