When Poland joined the Schengen zone in December of 2007, they abolished their internal borders that restricted travelers to only traveling within Poland. Now, they are a member of the Schengen zone and people are able to visit them more easily.
Citizens of Ethiopia are allowed to visit Poland, and the rest of the Schengen area, when they apply and are approved for a visa. In order to apply for this visa, you will need to go to the Polish embassy with a printed copy of your visa and with the documents that are required for the application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are application fees refunded if my application is rejected?
The fees that are acquired by the Polish embassy are non-refundable. Be sure to review your application before you submit it to avoid your application being rejected for any discrepancies or mistakes.
What is the max state that is allowed for citizens of Ethiopia?
Visas that are issued by the government of Poland to the citizens of Ethiopia follow the 90/180 rule. Single entry visas allow one visit that does not exceed 90 days. Holders of a multiple entry visa can have multiple visits within 180 consecutive days, however, the total number of days spent in Poland and in the Schengen zone cannot be more than 90 days. Keep in mind that you might not be granted a total of 90 days when your visa is approved. If you would like to stay for the full 90 days, you can submit a request for an extension. Be aware that extensions are rarely granted unless there is a great need for one.
Does having a visa guarantee me entry?
No. Poland reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone, regardless of their visa status.
Other than submitting documents, what is required for this application?
You will be required to attend an interview at the Polish embassy in your country, and you will also be required to submit biometrics. When you are at the embassy, you will have to pay for your application fee there.
What Documents Do I Need for the 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 interview appointment you scheduled.
- 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