Poland, shaped by the continental collision of Europe and Africa, over 60 million years back. Stretching over an area of 312,696 sq. Km with a temperate seasonal climate is the 6th populated state in EU with 38.5 mil people. Warsaw is the largest metropolis and capital of Poland with other major cities like Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk and Łódź. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea, and also by the major countries like Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.
Poland is a developed market and regional power, being the eighth largest and one of the most dynamic economies of EU. Warsaw, its capital, is the largest and most important in Central Europe. Along with high standards of living; high-income economy, life quality, safety and education are equally seen with great importance and value.
Although not as famed as its fashionable sisters, France and Italy, fashion has always been an important aspect of Poland. Poland has contributed largely to global trends, clothing habit, beauty inventions and cosmetics, which are still in use nowadays.
Its currency is Polish złoty.
Poland is listed as a member state of the Schengen Agreement and the European Union. The country permits the U.S. citizens to enter the country for 90 days, be it a tourist or business purpose without a visa. However, the passport should be valid three months beyond the period of stay. You also need 10,000 € or equivalent with you and a return air ticket.
The Schengen area consists of 26 European countries. They do not have any border controls between them. The countries are Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Malta, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Iceland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Sweden, Slovenia, Portugal and Latvia. They have a common short stay visa policy.
You will require a visa to visit the nation of Poland. Your reason for visiting Poland will decide the type of visa you should apply for. There are two types of Polish visas:a. Schengen Visa:
This type of visa allows you a stay of 90 days. This visa also allows applicants to visit other Schengen states. Also, you will have no restrictions to visit or enter any of the Schengen states. Hence, the Schengen Visa C is issued not just for a single entry but also for double and multiple entries.b. National Visa:
This type of visa allows you a stay of 91 days to 180 days. D-visa can be issued for many reasons, but there are two types of National D-visa. One allows working the other doesn’t.
Aforementioned, your visit to Poland can be for any reason and the reason will decide the kind of visa you are given. The types of visa for each visit are:Tourist Visa:
You can check the status of your Poland visa by going online and ‘tracking the application’
The documents mentioned above are mandatory, otherwise, the visa will not be issued and your application will be rejected.
You have to go in person while applying for any Poland visa. That is because of the biometric enrolment procedure. More details of the enrolment is given below.
Please ensure your proper reason to visit Poland and be genuine.
Complete the form, affixing it with your photo. Also, see that you have the original copy of the required documents for verification.
Get a prior appointment and the applicant must come in order to submit biometric data.
Visa application submission is possible:
Visit at the time and date you are scheduled.
Submit your application along with the applicable fees.
A short interview will be conducted regarding the purpose of your visit, on the same day by the consular.
Track your application via the online portal.
Collect your visa from the Embassy of Poland.
All the applicants are required to appear in person in order to provide biometric data, which is a simple procedure. This is mainly onducted for the applications for the short-term Schengen visas.Exceptions from the obligation of fingerprinting are provided for:
In practical terms, this means that the first visit after 23 June 2015 to the respective Schengen State Consulate as well as of visa applications centres would be prolonged by a few minutes, which will be necessary for the provision of biometric data.
Otherwise, the current procedures remain the same as before.
The cost differs from visa to visa, on the type of visa you require.
The Embassy of Poland in India is situated in the city of New Delhi.
The address of the Embassy is 50-M Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi,
Delhi 110021. The contact number is 011 4149 6900.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland is situated in Mumbai.
The address is Nirmal Building 11A, 11th Floor, 241/242 Backbay
Reclamation Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021. The contact
number is 022 2285 2631.
The honorary consulate of Poland is situated in the city of Kolkata.
The address is 687, Anandapur, EM Bypass, Kolkata- 700 107. The contact
number is 033 6613 6264/2248 5027.
The entire process takes around 14 working days. In exceptional cases,it can be prolonged up to 30 days.
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No, you cannot. The requirement says that your passport can expire only after 3 months after your arrival. However, in justified cases of emergencies, they might be allowed. But you need a full proof to state the case of emergency.
No, it allows you to travel or stay in other Schengen States for the maximum duration of a “short stay” (a stay of "90 days in any 180 days period").
Yes, you can generally cross over any Schengen border by a visa issued by any Schengen country.
The standard notification form is handed out ifthe visa is refused. The notification of the refusal must include the reasons of refusal. You are free to apply again fora Schengen visa. But, it will be wise of you, if you take note of the reasons for the earlier refusal before submitting a new application and make the required changes.
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