You can submit the application to the territorially competent consular office of the Republic of Poland.

You must apply for a visa in person. The diplomatic mission does not accept applications sent by fax, letter or e-mail.

You need to make an appointment in the e-konsulat system .

Remember that you must apply for a visa no earlier than 3 months before the planned departure.


You only apply for an A visa if:

  • you plan to stay only in the airport’s transit area and do not plan to leave it. A type-A visa does not entitle you to stay in the Schengen area.
  • You are a citizen of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka.

You are exempt from applying for a Type A visa if:

  • you have a diplomatic passport;
  • you are a member of the immediate family of a citizen of the European Union;
  • you have a C or D visa or a residence permit issued by one of the European Union Member States;
  • you have residence permits listed in Annex V to the Community Code on Visas that have been issued by Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino or the United States of America;
  • you have a valid visa for a country belonging to the European Economic Area or Canada, Japan or the United States of America, or you are returning from these countries after using such a visa.

Required documents:

  • A completed, printed and signed visa application form in the e-konsulat system;
  • Color photo measuring 3.5 x 4.5 cm. The photo should be:, made on a white background and printed on high-quality paper,
b.not older than 6 months,
c. taken straight ahead, showing clearly the eyes and face on both sides from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so that the face is 70 -80% of photos. Please take off your hat for the photos.

  • Passport issued within the last 10 years, valid for at least 3 months from the date of the intended return, with at least 2 blank pages for visas;
  • A copy of the page in the passport with personal data and a photo;
  • Health insurance, valid in the territory of the Schengen area, for the amount not lower than EUR 30,000;
  • A copy of the identity document confirming residence in the consular district of the facility in which you apply for a visa;
  • Document confirming onward travel after leaving the transit area (e.g. airline ticket or visa to the destination country);
  • Information to confirm that you do not plan to enter the territory of the Schengen countries.

Additionally, when applying for a visa for minors, please provide:

  • Written, notarized consent of the parent / parents to submit a visa application. If there is only one guardian, this must be documented by presenting a birth certificate, a court order granting sole parental responsibility or a death certificate of the other parent;
  • Parents’ passports – original and copy;
  • Birth certificate – original and copy.

If the child is entered in the parent’s or legal guardian’s passport – submit a separate visa application. The visa will be pasted into the parent’s or legal guardian’s passport.


  • You must apply for a visa at the diplomatic mission whose consular district is your place of permanent residence.
  • As a rule, the above-mentioned documents are sufficient to issue a decision, but the consul may request additional documentation.
  • The consul has the right to invite the applicant for an interview at the office, but does not have to do so.
  • The A-type visa does not allow you to leave the airport transit area.

The fee for the acceptance and processing of the visa application – EUR 80.

Accepted forms of payment: cash.

The visa application fee is non-refundable regardless of the consul’s decision. 

The consul has 15 calendar days to make a visa decision. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended to 30 or 60 days.  

If you do not agree with the consul’s decision, you have the right to submit an application for reconsideration of your visa application. You must submit it to the office that issued the visa decision within 14 days of its receipt.

The fee for submitting such an application is EUR 80.

Visa Application Form

Apply for a visa


Legal basis

Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)

Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners

The Act of June 25, 2015, Consular Law