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  • VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

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    Polish VISA REQUIREMENTS for holders of ordinary passports

    Citizens of the following countries are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering Poland for less than 90 days:

     

     

    Albania (only for holders of biometric passports)

    Andorra

    Antigua Barbuda

    Argentina

    Australia

    Austria

    Bahamas

    Barbados

    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (only for holders of biometric passports)

    Brazil

    Brunei

    Bulgaria

    Canada

    Chile

    Costa Rica

    Croatia

    Cyprus

    Czech Republic

    Denmark

    El Salvador

    Estonia

    Finland

    France

    Germany

    Greece

    Guatemala

    Honduras

    Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)

    Hungary

    Iceland

    Ireland

    Israel

    Italy

    Japan

    Latvia

    Liechtenstein

    Lithuania

    Luxembourg

    Macao (Special Administrative Region)

    Macedonia (only for holders of biometric passports)

    Malaysia

    Malta

    Mauritius

    Mexico

    Monaco

    Montenegro (only for holders of biometric passports)

    Netherlands

    New Zealand

    Nicaragua

    Norway

    Panama

    Paraguay

    Portugal

    Romania

    Saint Kitts and Nevis

    San Marino

    Serbia (only for holders of biometric passports)

    Seychelles

    Singapore

    Slovakia

    Slovenia

    South Korea

    Spain

    Sweden

    Switzerland

    Taiwan (for holders of passports which include an identity card number)

    United Kingdom

    United States of America

    Uruguay

    Vatican (Holy See)

    Venezuela

    Remarks:

     

    • The above list does not involve residence, work or any other paid activity (not applicable to citizens of the EU/EEA  Member States)
    • As of 1 May 2005, citizens of the EU countries are entitled to move freely within the European Union/European Economic Area. For stays exceeding 90, days please check here: Information for EU/EEA citizens traveling to Poland
    • For further information concerning entry requirements and residence in Poland, please contact a local Polish embassy or consulate in your country. Check here for addresses of Polish diplomatic and consular posts abroad
    • Holders of travel documents issued on the basis of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 on the status of refugees and the New York Convention of 28 September 1954 on the status of stateless persons are not entitiled to enter Poland without a visa. Exceptions:

    As of 21 May 2005, on the basis of the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees signed at Strasbourg on 20 April 1959, refugees lawfully resident in the territories of Ireland and Romania are exempt from the obligation to obtain visas for entering or leaving the territory of Poland, provided that:

     

    • They hold a valid travel document issued in accordance with the Convention on the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951 or the agreement relating to the issue of a travel document to refugees of 15 October 1946, by authorities of the Contracting Party in whose territory they are lawfully resident
    • Their visit is of not more than three months’ duration
    • A visa is still required for a stay of longer than three months or for the purpose of taking up gainful employment in the territory of another Contracting Party.
     
     

     

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