Poland is a land where history compliments culture. Poland, being largely devout, is home to some of the most beautiful churches within modern day Europe, which are testaments to the incredible architecture of the Polish people.
Poland is a participating member of the Schengen zone, an area that allows people to move freely between several different countries without having to apply for separate visas for each nation.
Citizens of Gabon can take advantage of this incredible opportunity when they obtain a Poland Schengen visa. In order to obtain your visa, you will need to fill out an application. Currently, applications cannot be received electronically by the Polish embassies. Instead, you will need to print out your application and present it to the embassy or consulate near you .
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
In the event that my application is not approved, will I receive a refund for my application fee?
Application fees are handled by the embassy or consulate that you submit your application to. Application fees are not eligible for a refund.
One of my family members is an EU national. How much will it cost to submit my application?
There is no application fee for family members of EU/EEA nationals. You are also exempt from paying an application fee if you hold a diplomatic official or service passport and are traveling to Poland or Schengen for official purposes, are a student who is accompanying teachers on a school trip, are traveling to Poland or Schengen to perform research, or if you are submitting an application for someone who is younger than 6 years old.
The application fee may also be waived if you are 25 years old or younger and are attending an event that is organized by a nonprofit organization. Application fees for applications submitted for the purposes of attending an event put on by a non-profit are waived depending on the relevance of the event. As such, decisions are made on a case by case basis.
What Documents Do I Need to Submit with My 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 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 countries are included within the Schengen zone?
- Czech Republic