Getting a Schengen Visa for Poland is a wonderful option for citizens of Jamaica. This specific type of visa is great if you plan to travel throughout Europe instead of vacationing only in Poland. That means you will arrive in Poland and then can travel to most major European countries within the Schengen region and make the most out of your trip.
Let’s chat about what you need to get started for the application process and tips to consider for your travel arrangements to Europe.
Poland Schengen Visa: Information and Requirements
Can I fly into a different Schengen member country with the Poland visa?
If you specifically apply for a Poland Schengen Visa, you will need to fly in and out of Poland. Otherwise, you can arrive in and leave from any other Schengen Area member state, but you will have to fill out the visa form for that specific country.
The Poland Schengen Visa does allow you to travel around the Schengen area once you have arrived in Poland.
What if I am going to Poland and the Schengen Area for medical reasons as a foreign national?
Going to another country for medical intervention is, unfortunately, necessary sometimes. Be sure you have this additional information ready to show the immigration officials.
In addition to the general documentation you need for a visa application, you will also need to supply:
- Financial Receipts - Show where you have already paid for your medical fees or how you will be paying for it.
- Medical Report - This must show the reason for your medical journey.
- Appointment Reservation Information - You must provide official proof of your appointment information from the Polish hospital or medical building where you will be going.
What type of general documentation do I need to apply for a Poland Schengen Visa?
You will need:
- Personal Information - All Schengen Area application forms will require your personal information like your state of residence and contact information.
- Valid Passport Bio Page - Your passport must be valid for 3 months after your return date from Poland. You’ll also need to have two blank passport pages for stamping purposes.
- Cover Letter - Show the reason why you are entering Poland and what business or tourism you will be conducting.
- Passport Photos - Get extra passport photos to attach to your visa application for Poland. Make sure they have a solid, light background and that your entire face is showing.
- Medical Insurance - When traveling to the Schengen Area, foreign nationals will need a travel medical insurance policy with 30,000 € coverage at least.
- Flight Itinerary - Show confirmation of your entry and exit dates and travel times.
- Financial Stability - You must be able to prove that you have enough money to survive during your travel to Poland and the Schengen Area.
How much is a Poland Schengen Visa?
The visa cost can range from $40 USD to $90 USD (or 40 € to 80 €). Visa fees are subject to change per embassy/consulate and also are subject to change based on currency exchange rates.
Children under 6 years of age are usually free and don’t require payment for their visas. Children 6 years and older and all adults will have to pay for a visa.
Check with your embassy or consulate for the latest visa pricing information.
Application for the Poland Schengen Visa for Jamaican Citizens
It can feel like a daunting task to get ready for and to apply for a visa for Poland and Europe due to all of the many requirements. We at iVisa are here to help you through the travel document process.
Check out our other blog posts to get more information, or simply reach out to us and we will answer questions you may still have about your upcoming trip.