How to Get a Schengen Visa for Poland

Poland Schengen Visa

Poland Schengen Visa

If you are planning to visit Poland for tourist, business, student, sport, cultural or other short stay purposes, you might need to get a Schengen visa for Poland depending on what country you are from. The Poland Schengen visa (also known as the “Uniform Visa”) is valid for stays of no more than 90 days per 180-day period.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Poland Schengen Visa.

Go to my Poland visa page for information on other types of visas for Poland.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Poland:  No.

  • U.S. citizens can enter Poland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa
  • You will need a visa for longer stays or to work or study in Poland. Make sure you start the application provess at least 3-4 months in advance of traveling to Poland..

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Poland:

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S., click here.

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Gather documentation

The official list of required documents is listed here at the Poland Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.  However, you should definitely check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above.

  • If you are in the United States, you can find your required documents here.
  • If you are in the U.K., you can find your required documents here. Just click on the purpose of your trip.
Visa fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • If you are applying in the U.S., the latest visa fees are listed here.
Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Poland will give to you your brand new Poland visa.

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