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 can book your appointment in the e-konsulat system .

1. A completed , printed and signed visa application form in the e-konsulat system .
2. A color photograph 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 from both sides from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so that the face is 70 -80% of photos. You must remove the hat for the photos.

3. Passport issued within the last 10 years, valid for at least 3 months from the planned return date, with at least 2 blank pages. If you have a second valid passport, it must be attached to the visa application.
4. A copy of the page in the passport with personal data and a photo.
5. Health insurance, valid on the territory of all Schengen states, for the amount not lower than 30,000 EUR. In case of applying for a multiple visa, the policy should cover the date of the first entry .
6. A copy of an identity document confirming residence in the consular district of the facility where you apply for a visa.
7. Confirmation of financial resources in the form established by the facility.
8. Document confirming the accommodation (eg official invitation or hotel reservation).
9. Documents confirming the purpose and conditions of the planned stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

List of supporting documents required to be attached to the visa application:  file to download .

Additionally, when applying for a visa for minors, 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.
  • Apply for a visa no earlier than 3 months before the planned trip.
  • The consul has the right to invite the applicant for an interview at the office, but does not have to do so.
  • Submitting forged documents and providing false information may result in a ban on entry to the Schengen states.
  • The visa does not guarantee entry into the territory of the Schengen area – the final decision is always made by the services of the country where you plan to cross the border of the 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 receiving it.

The fee for submitting such an application is EUR 80.

Meetings for the purpose of submitting an application for reconsideration of the visa application should be arranged by e-mail: .


Withdrawal or annulment of a Schengen visa

If you received a decision to revoke or annul a Schengen visa that you do not agree with, you have the right to request a retrial. However, if you applied for the withdrawal of your Schengen visa yourself and the consul granted this request, you are not entitled to appeal against such a decision.

The application for reconsideration of the case by the consul should be submitted within 14 days from the date of receipt of the decision on annulment or revocation of the Schengen visa at the seat of the office which issued the decision.

Meetings in order to submit an appeal should be arranged by e-mail: .

The application for reconsideration of the case in the event of withdrawal or annulment of a Schengen visa is free of charge.


Complaint against refusal to issue a Schengen visa, decision to withdraw or annul a Schengen visa and the consul’s activities in this regard

If, after considering your application for reconsideration, the consul issued another decision to refuse the visa, cancel it or revoke it, with which you do not agree, you are entitled to appeal to the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw. The complaint should be submitted through the consul who made the decision within 30 days from the date of receipt of the decision made as a result of the reconsideration of the case.

When forwarding the complaint to the consul, you do not pay any fees to the consul, however, the proceedings before administrative courts are subject to fees. So you have to take into account that you will be called by the court to pay the court fee. Information on the amount of court fees in the event of a complaint to the administrative court and the possibility of applying for exemption from the costs of proceedings and the language of the proceedings can be found on the following page:


Short-term visa – list of documents Short-term


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