For citizens of China who have a bit of wanderlust, traveling to the Schengen zone is a dream come true. The Schengen zone is an area in Europe that consists of 26 different countries. With an eligible visa, you are able to travel to all 26 of these countries without needing visas for each individual country.
Poland is one of the largest countries in Europe and is very culturally colorful. Poland has a rich history and as such, is a popular tourist destination for people all around the world.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Are there any specific documents I will need to present when I bring my application to the embassy?
As with any travel document, applying for the Poland Schengen visa requires the submission of several documents:
- A printed out copy of your completed application
- 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 is the latest I can submit my application for approval?
The latest that you can submit an application for approval is 15 days before your anticipated arrival date. We recommend that you file your application within at least 3 weeks to allow for processing in an adequate amount of time.
What is the earliest I can submit my application for approval?
The earliest you can apply for this visa is 6 months before your expected arrival date.
Are minors required to have their own applications?
Are biometrics a part of the application process?
When you go to the embassy for your appointment, they will take digital biometrics.
Are the application fees refundable if my application is not approved?
Application fees are paid to the embassy and are nonrefundable. However, before you pay any fees, check to see if you qualify for a free submission. For instance, applications for minors under the age of 6 are not subject to the same fees the other applications require. The free submission of the application extends to those who arrive in Poland for the intentions of diplomatic business, academic pursuits, and more.
What countries are included within the Schengen zone?
- Czech Republic