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Poland Schengen visa for citizens of India

Poland Schengen visa for citizens of India
iVisa | Updated on Oct 31, 2022

The Schengen area is a community of 26 different countries in Europe that allow people to move freely between their countries without having to pay for separate visas for each country. If you are a citizen of India and you would like to travel to Poland and to the Schengen area, you are able to do so by applying for a Schengen visa. Continue reading for more information.

Poland's origins go back to the 10th century, which makes it a country full of historic sights and museums that coexist with Europe’s vibrant life. Explore Warsaw and Gdańsk to experience the Polish cosmopolitan life, or take a break in one of Poland’s picturesque towns, where you can soak up the Polish traditional lifestyle and enjoy outdoor adventures.

In any case, the Republic of Poland is a great country to start your trip across the European Union and Schengen countries. Find out more about how to apply for the Poland Visa for Indians below, as soon as it becomes available online.

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Everything you need to know about the Poland Visa for Indians

A Schengen visa is a mandatory travel authorization for all foreign nationals looking to travel to Poland or any of the Schengen countries. This document is a short-stay visa that allows Indian nationals a stay in Poland of up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.

With this visa, Indian citizens will be able to travel freely to any other Schengen country besides Poland, thanks to the open border among these countries. It is the most common visa for visiting Poland for foreign citizens, instead of a Polish tourist visa.

However, if you are planning to study, work, or live in Poland, contact the Polish embassy or consulate to apply for the correct Polish visa instead.

Do Indian citizens need a Schengen Visa to visit Poland?

Yes, Indian nationals need a Schengen Visa to enter Poland and travel to any of the other Schengen states. It allows a stay of up to 90 days in the Schengen area. More than enough time to explore Poland and some other European countries on your trip!

How to apply for the Poland Schengen visa online

To successfully obtain your Schengen visa from India once it becomes available online, you will need to meet and submit the following visa requirements:

  • Schengen Visa application form

  • Current valid passport

  • Passport photo. If you don’t have one, check out the convenient iVisa photo service

  • Bank statement of the last 3 months showing that you have enough funds to cover the expenses of your trip (unless you are being sponsored by a company/institution)

  • Accommodation details (hotel reservation or invitation letter)

  • Medical and travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros

Which countries can I visit with a Schengen Visa?

Besides Poland, there are 25 other European countries in the Schengen zone which you can visit with a Schengen visa:

Austria Finland Iceland Iceland Slovenia Luxembourg
Belgium France Latvia Netherlands Spain Hungary
Czech Republic Germany Liechtenstein Norway Sweden Estonia
Denmark Greece Lithuania Portugal Slovakia Switzerland

How to apply for a Polish Schengen Visa from India

There are three steps to applying for the Schengen Visa. You must apply for the Schengen visa in the country you will visit as your main destination, in this case Poland.

These are the general steps of applying online for a travel document on iVisa:

  • First, complete our online Schengen Visa application form using your personal information. We recommend that you have all your supporting documents handy at the time of the visa application. This way, you’ll be able to refer to them and fill out the form correctly.

  • Second, make sure all your details in the visa application form are correct. This step is crucial, as most applications are rejected due to inconsistencies between the visa application form and the supporting documents. Check carefully that your name, date of birth, and passport numbers are correct. These are among the most common error.

  • Third, select a form of payment and upload all the supporting documents.

After we receive your Schengen visa application to visit Poland (once it’s available to do your application), we will carefully review it and reach out to you if there are any additional documents you will need to apply.

Some travelers are required to present a birth or marriage certificate. If this is the case, we will contact you via email to provide the extra documents.

What are the processing times and fees for the Schengen Visa application?

At the moment, iVisa doesn’t offer the Schengen visa online yet. However, we usually offer our customers three options to choose from:

  • Standard Processing: This is a budget-friendly alternative, perfect if you are not in a hurry and your trip is planned far in advance.

  • Rush Processing: You can get your travel document faster for a higher fee.

  • Super Rush Processing: This is the best alternative if you need to travel as soon as possible, for an express fee.

Once the fees are known for the Polish Schengen Business and Tourist Visa, you will be able to easily find them on the main Schengen Visa page. All prices for our visa services include the government fee.

Can I get a visa on arrival in Poland?

The Schengen area does not currently offer visas on arrival for Indian nationals. You must have a Poland visa prior to boarding your plane. You should submit your application no later than three weeks before your trip. If you fail to obtain a Poland tourist visa before your trip, you won't be allowed to board your flight.

Where can I get more information?

Our customer care agents are easily reachable via online chat on our website or via email at [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to answer any questions about the Poland visa requirements or Schengen visa.