Traveling to another country is usually limited to the country that you are traveling to. However, because Poland is a member of the Schengen zone, those who hold a Poland (Schengen) Visa are able to travel to over 20 countries without having to apply for each country's visa.
The Poland (Schengen) Visa is required for those who are traveling to Poland as an entry point into the Schengen zone. The application for this visa must be submitted to the embassy or consulate in your country.
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