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  • VISAS

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    The Polish Embassy in Abuja is competent for processing visa applications from nationals and legal residents of the following countries: Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Equatorial, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo.

     

    Nationals and legal residents of Ghana may also apply for short-stay Schengen visas to Poland at the Netherlands Embassy in Accra, which represents Poland in Ghana. To apply, please go to http://ghana.nlembassy.org/ and follow the procedure.

     

    Attention - Change of Regulations of the Schengen Border Code

    The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have tighten the regulations of the Schengen Borders Code concerning crossing the external borders of the Schengen area. From the 7th of April all persons crossing the external borders will be subject to thorough border checks.

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TRAVELERS TO POLAND

     

    Please note that due to the reoccurring cases of wild poliovirus (poliomyelitis) and position taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the current situation may result in failure to achieve global goal of eradication of the disease, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland has decided to introduce, with effect from 1 June 2014 r., to third

    countries nationals living / residing in Cameroon, Pakistan and Syria (including citizens of these countries), the requirement for the declaration of immunization against polio, as a mandatory supplementary document when applying for a Polish visa.

    Declaration form is available for download here.

     

     

    ALL VISA ISSUES

    REQUIRE REGISTRATION FOR APPOINTMENTS THROUGH

    www.e-konsulat.gov.pl

     

     

     

    REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

     

    To register for a visa appointment, please go to www.e-konsulat.gov.pl --> Visas. Then, depending on the period of intended stay, choose “Schengen visa – register form” or “National visa – register form”. Schengen is for short-stay, up to 3 months; national is for 3-12 months (work, studies, etc.).

     

    Please be careful to choose to correct option. Choosing “… - fill  in form” will direct you to a different application and you will be unable to apply correctly.

     

    The system will show you available appointment dates. Please note that appointment dates are granted independently of the embassy,  based on the missions capacity and applicants’ demand. It is therefore not possible to receive an earlier appointment date.

     

    After you complete the online application form (make sure to click “submit” and/or “print”), a PDF will pop out. Please save it, print it  and bring to the appointment. The exact appointment time will be visible on the last page of the PDF form.

     

    Please note that all applications need to be submitted personally by the applicants. We do not accept applications submitted by post, courier or anybody else than the applicants themselves. This requirement is stipulated in EU law.

     

    You will need to provide supporting documents  along with your application form.

     

     

    SUPPOTRTING DOCUMENTS

     

    All applicants

    1.    International passport;

    2.    Visa fee of 60 euros in cash (unless entitled to discount);

    3.    2 passport-type photographs (en face, color, white background, no glasses, no hats);

    4.    Travel medical insurance valid for the entire period of intended stay plus at least 2 days; valid for all Schengen countries; minimum coverage 30,000 EUR;

    5.    Flight reservation (return);

    6.    Residence permit in one of the countries covered by the Embassy (if applicable);

    7.    Copy of passport data page and previous visas;

    8.    Copies of all original documents which the applicant wishes to keep.

     

    Minors travelling alone or with one parent – additional documents

    1.    Letter of consent from parent(s)/legal guardian(s) done in the presence of a Notary Public and superlegalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

    2.    Birth certificate of the minor;

    3.    National ID card/passport parent(s)/legal guardian(s).

     

    Tourism – additional documents

    1.    Hotel reservation or proof of other accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    2.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    3.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Family or friends visits – additional documents

    1.    Copy of written and signed invitation from inviting person, stating conditions of visit (period of stay, who covers expenses etc.);

    2.    Hotel reservation or proof of other accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    3.    For family visits - merriage certificate. Local merriage certificate should be registered in Poland (more info: Legalization of documents)

    4.    For friends visits – proof of friendly relationship between applicant and person to be visited (correspondence, photos, etc.);

    5.    Photocopy of inviting person’s Polish/EU passport/national ID (if applicable) and – in case the inviting person is not a Polish/EU citizen – photocopy of the inviting person’s visa or residence  permit in Poland/EU;

    6.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    7.    Documents regarding applicant’s family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Business visits – additional documents

    1.    Copy of written and signed invitation from inviting person or institution, stating the purpose and conditions of visit (period of stay, who covers expenses etc.);

    2.    Hotel reservation or proof of other accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    3.    Tax clearance certificate and certificate of  business incorporation of institution delegating applicant for visit;

    4.    Copy of tax clearance certificate and certificate of business incorporation of Polish business institution inviting applicant for visit;

    5.    Proof of commercial activities in country of residence, recent business contacts with inviting company (contracts, bills, commercial correspondence, etc.);

    6.    Proof of previous business dealings with other Polish/Schengen institutions;

    7.    For business conferences, fairs, seminars, congresses, etc. – invitation; proof of registration and payment of fees; other documents proving the existence of trade or work relations;

    8.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    9.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Studies, courses, research etc. – additional documents

    1.    Copy of acceptance letter;

    2.    All documents required by the institution;

    3.    Confirmation of payment of fees (if applicable);

    4.    Documents for legalization (if applicable) – more info: Legalization of documents;

    5.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    6.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    7.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Scientific, cultural, sports, religious events etc. – additional documents

    1.    Copy of invitation/acceptance letter, indicating purpose and duration of stay;

    2.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    3.    Proof of registration and payment of fees (if applicable);

    4.    Any other documents required by the host institution;

    5.    Documents proving applicant’s qualifications for the purpose of the visit (proof of employment in a related field, career history; certificates, diplomas, etc.);

    6.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    7.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Medical treatment – additional documents

    1.    Certificate from the applicant's physician or a hospital in country of residence, confirming the need for specific medical treatment to be provided in the country of destination;

    2.    Copy of written, official confirmation of the receiving medical institution that it can perform the specific medical treatment and that the patient will be accepted accordingly;

    3.    Proof of pre-payment of the treatment or other proof of sufficient financial means to cover the medical treatment and related expenses, such as additional insurance coverage;

    4.    Any other correspondence between the sending and receiving sides, if available;

    5.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation. For applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    6.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    7.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Work purposes – additional documents

    1.    Copy of work permit;

    2.    Written information from employer regarding conditions of employment;

    3.    Written proof of how contact was made with the potential employee and how his skills were verified;

    4.    Documents proving applicant’s qualifications for the purpose of the visit (proof of employment in a related field, career history; certificates, diplomas, etc.);

    5.    All other documents required in a given field (permits, qualifications, licenses etc.);

    6.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation. For applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    7.    Documents regarding applicants family situation, such as marriage/birth certificates.  

     

    SPECIFIC RULES REALTING TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU CITIZENS

    These rules apply to foreigners who travel to a Member State (or already reside in this state) being another Member State of the EU than the state whose citizen is his family member - a citizen of the EU.

    Such applicants are received in the Consulate without the requirement of prior registration. Processing of their visa application is exempted from the visa fee.

    1. EU citizens are citizens of  the EU Member States, citizens of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and citizens of the Swiss Confederation.

    2. The family members of an EU citizen are:

    a) a spouse,

    b) a child under 21 dependant on the parent who is a citizen of an EU Member State, on the spouse or on the registered partner of a citizen of an EU Member State,

    c) a parent dependant on a citizen of an EU Member State, on the spouse or on the registered partner of a citizen of an EU Member State.

    3. To obtain a visa you are required to submit the following documents:

    a) filled in and signed visa application form - printed out from our website,

    b) valid passport,

    c) biometric photograph,

    d) document proving the relation mentioned in point 2,

    e) document proving the fact of accompanying or joining an EU citizen.

    4. Refusal to grant a visa

    The visa is refused when:

    a) the data of the foreigner are present in the register of foreigners whose stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland is undesirable or

    b) it is justified by national security or defense, the protection of public safety and order or the interest of the Republic of Poland.

    The refusal to grant a visa takes the form of a decision. The applicant has the right to appeal against the decision with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    Legal bases:

    Act of 14 July 2006 on the entry on the territory of the Republic of Poland, stay and exit from this territory of the EU citizens and members of their families ((Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 11 August 2006, item 1525)[1]

    Act of 12 December 2013 on the foreigners (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 30 December 2013, item 1650)

    Act of 25 June 2015 – consular law (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 31 August 2015, item 1274)

    [1] This act incorporates in the national legal system the European Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the EU and EEA member states (Journal of Laws of the EU, 30 April 2004).

     

     

     

     

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