Poland Schengen Visa for Citizens of Somalia

Poland Schengen Visa for Citizens of Somalia

iVisa | Updated on Mar 05, 2020

If you are traveling to Poland as a citizen of Somalia, you will need to get the correct type of Schengen Visa. The Schengen Visa is intended for international travelers seeking to enter Europe's Schengen Area, which consists of 22 member states of the European Union and non-EU member states that are part of the European Free Trade Agreement. Poland is one of these member states.

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Use our Visa Checker Tool to find out specific information for your country if you plan to travel to the Schengen region of Europe. See below for more specific information on what you need to get a Poland Schengen Visa, such as prices, requirements, and time limits.

Poland Schengen Visa: Information and Requirements

What types of Poland Schengen Visas are there?

There are many types of visas. Many people are looking to get a tourist visa, transit visa, student visa, or a business visa.

All of these visas have different requirements and different subtypes. Some of them allow for varying entry allotments like a single entry visa versus a double entry or multiple entry visa which allows for multiple entries in Poland and the Schengen Area.

I’m going to Poland to conduct business for my company. What else do I need to supply for the visa application?

If you are traveling to Poland or the Schengen Area for business purposes, you will need to also supply the following with your visa application:

  • Invitation Letter - Make sure the Polish company you plan to work with supplies a cover letter with detailed contact information and the reasons why you are coming to Poland to conduct business. If you are being hosted by the company, provide detailed information about your accommodations in the invitation letter also.
  • Business Purpose Certificate - Speak to the Polish company that you are working with to get a proper certificate.
  • Prior Trade Deals - Have you conducted trade with this company before? Bring documentation showing previous business relations.
  • Business Organizational Papers - How is your company and the Polish company related? Provide original contracts that show the articles of organization/association and any business licenses that are also related to your joint business venture.
  • Half-Year Financial Report - Show the past 6 months of your business finances.

Is Poland the only country in the Schengen Area I can fly into with this visa?

When you apply directly for a Poland Schengen visa then you will travel in and out of Poland.

The Poland Schengen visa lets you move around the Schengen area after you arrived in Poland.

What type of documentation do I need to apply for a Poland Schengen Visa?

You will need:

  • 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.
  • Medical Insurance - When traveling to the Schengen Area, foreign nationals will need a travel medical insurance policy with at least 30,000 € coverage.
  • Flight Itinerary - Show confirmation of your entry and exit dates and travel time.
  • Passport Photos - Get extra passport photos to be attached to your visa application for Poland. Make sure they have a solid, light background and that your entire face is showing.
  • Personal Information - All Schengen Area application forms will require your personal information like your state of residence and contact information.
  • Financial Stability - You must be able to prove that you have enough money to sustain you during your travel to Poland and the Schengen Area.
  • Cover Letter - Show the reason why you are entering Poland and what business or tourism you will be conducting.

What if I am traveling to Poland and the Schengen Area for medical reasons?

Going to another country for medical intervention is, unfortunately, necessary sometimes. Be sure you have this additional information ready to show immigration officials.

In addition to the general documentation you need for a visa application, you will also need to supply:

  • Appointment Reservation Information - You must provide official proof of your appointment information from the Polish hospital or medical building where you will be going.
  • Medical Report - This must show the reason for your medical journey.
  • Financial Receipts - Show where you have already paid for your medical fees or how you will be paying for it.

How much is a Poland Schengen Visa?

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. 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.

Application for the Poland Schengen Visa for Somalia Citizens

Any Somali national will need to obtain a visa to enter Poland. You will have to fill out the form in-person at the closest consulate or embassy to do so properly.

If you need help, please reach out to our support staff via chat or email, and we will help you locate your nearest visa application center as well as answer any further travel document questions you may have.

Safe travel.

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