There are several different types of visas that are offered by the country of Poland. The most common of which is the uniform Schengen visa. The uniform Schengen visa is offered with single entry, double entry, and multiple entry options.
The single entry and double entry visas are pretty straightforward, but the multiple entry visa is offered in 3 different forms: a one year multiple entry Schengen visa, a 3 year multiple entry Schengen visa, and a five year multiple entry Schengen visa. Each one has specific limitations and they are all subject to the 90/180 rule.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the 90/180 rule?
The 90/180 rule is the standard that is used for max stay per visit. According to the guidelines set by the Schengen zone, visitors may only visit the Schengen area for a total of 90 days within 180 days. The 180 days does not adhere to a specific timeframe and is instead a rolling count of consecutive days.
What is the 1-year multiple entry visa?
The 1-year multiple entry visa is provided to travelers who have, within the previous 2 years, used and obtained three visas. Proof of these visas must be provided with your application.
What is the 3-year multiple-entry Schengen visa?
The 3-year multiple entry visa is available to those who have previously used a multiple entry visa within the two years prior to their applying for this visa.
You are allowed entry to the Schengen area as often as you want within a period of three years provided that you do not break the 90/180 rule.
What is the 5 year multiple-entry Schengen visa?
The 5-year multiple entry visa is available to those who have previously used a multiple entry visa valid for at least two years within the three years prior to applying.
You are allowed entry to the Schengen area as often as you want within a period of five years provided that you do not break the 90/180 rule.
What are the requirements for applying for a multiple entry visa?
The Schengen zone regulates their multiple entry visas by requiring applicants to meet the following criteria:
- Provides a reason as to why they need to travel to the Schengen area multiple times within their requested time frame.
- Does not have a history of overstaying visa validity in the Schengen area and has not illegally worked in the Schengen area.
- Does not have a criminal record in their home country.
- Has traveler's insurance for their first trip to the Schengen Area.
Where can I travel with a multiple entry visa to the Schengen Area?
The Schengen area contains 26 countries. Holders of multiple entry visas are allowed to visit all of them:
- Czech Republic