Poland became a member of the Schengen area in December of 2007. The Schengen area is a group of 26 countries in Europe that allow travelers to move freely between the participating countries. It is amassing support and many other countries are expected to join in the near future.
Citizens of Djibouti may apply for a visa if they wish to visit Poland and the Schengen area. Because Poland does not currently accept visas electronically, you will need to submit your application at the embassy or consulate prior to your trip. The application process involves a paper application, an interview, giving biometrics, and providing several documents.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long will this visa allow me to stay in Poland?
The visa issued by Poland typically follows the 90/180 rule. This is a rule that enforces a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days. The 180 days is a rolling number of consecutive days.
How long does the interview portion of the application process take?
Your interview at the embassy should last anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. Keep in mind that this time does not include the time it takes for your biometrics to be taken, your application to be submitted with all of the documents, and paying for your application.
Is multiple entry included In a Poland Schengen visa?
Several of the visas that are offered for Poland and Schengen do allow for multiple entry. However, you will be asked to justify your need for multiple entry. On your application, if you would like to have multiple entry with your visa, make sure that you check the multiple entry box to be considered for a multiple entry visa.
What are the requirements for documents that apply to this visa?
The documents that are required for your visa application may vary. The documents listed below is a general list of documents that are required of all visas issued by Poland for Schengen access.
- 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