You can submit the application to the territorially competent Polish consular office.

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 .
Remember that you must apply for a visa no later than two weeks before the planned departure.

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. Please take off your hat for the photos.

3. 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.
4. A copy of the page in the passport with personal data and a photo.
5. Health insurance valid in the territory of the European Union for the amount not lower than 30,000 EUR.
6. A copy of an identity document confirming legal 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 of 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.
  • The consul has the right to invite the applicant for an interview at the office, but does not have to do so.
  • Type D visas allow you to stay in other countries of the Schengen area for 90 days in any 180-day period. This means that you can stay legally in the Schengen area only if your stay in the countries of the Schengen area did not exceed 90 days in the last 180 days.
  • A type D visa may be issued with a maximum period of validity of one year.
  • Remember that the visa does not guarantee entry into the territory of Poland – the final decision is always made by the Border Guard.

Fee for accepting and processing visa application – 80 EUR.

Accepted forms of payment: cash.

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

The decision to issue a visa is issued within 15 working days from the date of payment. If it is necessary to check the documents in detail, examination of the application may be extended up to 30 days. In urgent and justified cases, a decision may be made within three working days.

If you disagree 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 in order to submit an appeal should be arranged by e-mail: .


Short-term visa – list of documents Short-term


Visa Application Form

Apply for a visa


Legal basis

Regulation of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of February 6, 2018 on visas for foreigners

Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners

The Act of June 25, 2015, Consular Law