When entering Poland, EU citizens are obliged to have a valid travel document (passport) or other documentary proof of identity and citizenship. Moreover, they should have a confirmation of means of subsistence for the period of their stay and for the return to their country of origin (in the case of students, it may be a national or foreign scholarship award decision). If you want to travel through non-EU countries during your stay in Poland, you be in possession of a valid passport.
When entering Poland, citizens of non-EU countries are obliged to hold a valid travel document (passport) and visa (if required).
How to obtain a visa:
- Find a Polish consulate or embassy (you may use the search engine at MSZ [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] website: http://mfa.gov.pl Fill in the form and make an appointment in the consulate (earlier registration may be required at the website: http://www.e-konsulat. gov.pl
- For your meeting in the consulate, prepare the following necessary documents:
- application form (an application for residence permit) in 2 copies
- travel document (passport)
- 4 biometric photographs
- a confirmation of a student status issued by a Polish university (consisting of information on the planned period of stay in Poland)
- a confirmation of health insurance for the period of stay in Poland
- a confirmation of means of subsistence for the period of stay and return journey to their country of origin (in the case of students, it may be a national or foreign scholarship award decision).
The visa issue procedure usually lasts up to 15 days from the moment the application is correctly filled in.