Poland Visa FAQ

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If you want to come to Poland for any reason like tourism, business, work, study, medical reasons, cultural activities, research etc, you might want to check if your country is on the list of countries whose citizens are not required to hold a VISA.

To ensure you are well informed, we have prepared a list of countries whose citizens do not need a VISA to Poland. If your country is not on the list you do need a Poland Visa or meet some specific conditions where you do not need a visa.

Visa Free Countries:

The list of the countries whose citizens do not require visa to travel to Poland include:

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bermuda, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great-Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lativa, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San-Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Uruguay, The Vatican, Venezuela, Mauritius, Seychelles, Barbados, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Christopher and Nevis.

The duration of stay however would not be more than 90 days for such a category.

Visa countries:

Here are the names of the counties for which it takes two weeks processing time for Visa.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarusian, Burma, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Schengen visa is a short stay visa that allows you to stay in the country for a maximum time period of 90 days (3 months) every 6 months irrespective of the nature of visit. Working or Studying people holding a D Visa are exempted from this rule.

The citizens of the countries of the Schengen Zone as well as the citizens of the countries that don’t need a visa to enter the Schengen zone are however not allowed to reside in the traveling destination for the time desired without any other legal permission.

Family Members of EU citizens do need a Visa in order to enter Schengen Zone. However, they are benefitted with certain procedural facilitations for an alleviated and faster visa application procedure. You need to fulfill the basic criteria such as:

  • You need to be a first degree family member of the EU citizen (Spouse or a child under 21 years old).
  • EU citizen should accompany you to Poland or any country in the Schengen Area and should have a valid ID proof.

You are recommended to apply for Poland Schengen visa 30 days prior to your planned trip. This is the maximum time required to proceed with all the documentation and travel requests.

The visa issued for any Schengen country can be used to cross any Schengen border. However, for short stay, visa alone does not entitle you to enter other Schengen area. You may need to provide additional documentation, for example travel confirmations, letter of invitations, and other documents stating the purpose of stay.

The visa can only be extended within the expiry period of the current visa and not post that. However there should be some strong reason like serious personal reasons, force majeure, humanitarian reasons or some serious illness resulting in extending the authorized period of stay. You may also need to also provide documents to support the reason of extension.

The reasons for the refusal of Schengen visa are as per the standard forum and the reason for the same is listed in the refusal notification. However, you are free to re-apply if your application was refused earlier. However, you need to begin the whole process afresh. You are requested to take care this time & not repeat the mistakes.

Children below 6 years of age are not required to be present. A child who is more than 6 years old needs to present.