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  • Być wiernym Ojczyźnie mej, Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

     

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Important:

    • the citizens of Taiwan who have their ID number in the passport do not need a visa to enter Poland or transit through Poland, provided that their stay in Poland or in Schengen area does not exceed 90 days.
    • the nationals of Serbia - as of 19 December 2009 holders of new Serbian biometric passports (passports with red cover) will not need a visa to enter Poland with exception for the holders of Serbian passports issued by the "KOORDINACIONA UPRAVA" authority for the residents of Kosovo.
    • Holders of the old type passports (BLUE COVER for ordinary passports and RED COVER for diplomatic and service passports) issued by the Former Yougoslavia WILL STILL NEED a VISA to enter Poland after 19 December 2009.
    • Nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia (FYROM): holders of the old type passport (non-biometric passport) still need a visa to travel to Poland!

     

    If you are a national of EU/EEA/EFTA countries you don't need a visa to travel to Poland and you can enter Poland provided that your passport or national identity card is valid at least for the period of your stay in Poland.

     

    If you are a national of Albania (only for holders of biometric passports) Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina (only for holders of biometric passports), Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Honduras, Hong Kong (holders of SAR passports), Israel, Japan, Macao (holders of Regiao Administrativa Especial de Macau passports), Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Urugay, Vatican (the Holy See), Venezuela - you do not need a visa to enter Poland or transit through Poland, provided that your stay in Poland or in Schengen area does not exceed 90 days.

     Nationals of other countries need a visa to go to Poland, including:
     

    • Holders of refugees travel document (issued on the basis of Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951) - [IMPORTANT! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE VISA IS REQUIRED FROM HOLDERS OF REFUGEES TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY THE UK. INFORMATION ABOUT EXEMPTION FROM THE VISA OBLIGATION CONTAINED IN THE BIOMETRIC VERSION OF THE REFUGEES TRAVEL DOCUMENT IS INCORRECT].
    • Holders of stateless persons travel document (issued on the basis of New York Convention of 28 September 1954).

     

    For information about visa requirements for spouses of the Polish nationals click here.
     

    If you are a spouse of a Polish EU/EEA/EFTA national, you need to submit the following documents to apply for a visa to Poland (short stay visitor visa):

    • completed visa application form - you can print out the application form from our website www.budapeszt.msz.gov.pl
    • your valid passport - passport should be valid for at least three months from the date of the planned departure from Poland or the Schengen area
    • 1 photograph
    • Polish passport/Polish ID card of your spouse
    • original marriage certificate - mariage certificate should be in Polish, Hungarian or in English. Translations should be certified by the Polish Embassy or sworn translator registered in Poland. Marriage certificates contracted outside the EU should bear apostille or legalization stamp from the Polish Embassy
    • full address in Poland.

    Spouses may be requested to attend an interview. Additional documents may be required.


    For information about visa requirements for family members of the EU nationals (but not of the Polish nationals) click here.

     

    Information for family members of the EU national

     

    Important warning:

    Non EU family members of EEA nationals who wish to travel according to EU Directive 2004/38/EC, should always contact the airline before purchasing the tickets to confirm if they will be allowed to board the plane without a visa.

     

    INFORMATION ON VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE EU NATIONALS

     

    I. If you are a family member of the EU national, please note that, on the basis of Directive 2004/38/EC you do not need an entry visa to enter Poland IF YOU MEET ALL 3 FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

     

    1) You are a family member of the EU citizen. Family member means:

    - spouse,

    - descendants of the Union citizen who are under the age of 21 or are dependants, and those of the spouse, living in the common household with the EU citizen.

    - dependent direct relatives of the Union citizen in the ascending line and those of the spouse, or living in the common household with the EU citizen;

    2) You are a holder of:

    - Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National.

    3) You are travelling together with the EU citizen to Poland or joining the EU citizen in Poland (who is a family member, as defined in Point 1)

     

    Please, make sure you hold the original of the document proving the family ties with the EU citizen (e.g. marriage or birth certificate) when crossing the Polish border.

     

    II. If you are a spouse of a Polish EU/EEA/EFTA national, you need to submit the following documents to apply for a visa to Poland (short stay visitor visa):

     

    • completed visa application form - you can print out the application form from our website www.budapeszt.msz.gov.pl
    • your valid passport - passport should be valid for at least three months from the date of the planned departure from Poland or the Schengen area
    • 1 biometric photograph
    • Polish passport/Polish ID card of your spouse
    • original marriage certificate - mariage certificate should be in Polish or translated into English. Translations should be certified by the Polish Embassy or sworn translator registered in Poland. Marriage certificates contracted outside the EU should bear apostille or legalization stamp from the Polish Embassy
    • other proofs, e.g. joint address, tenancy agreement etc.
    • full address in Poland.

    Spouses may be requested to attend an interview. Additional documents may be required.

     

    III. Please note that the Polish Family Code of 1964 does not recognise same sex marriages. Consequently, same sex partners are not treated as family members for the purpose of entering Poland. They are required to apply for an entry visa before travelling to Poland as they are not covered by Directive 2004/38/EC.

     

    Remember to bring your Visa appointment, application form and ALL required documents to the Embassy on the day of your visit!

    For further questions please contact us:

    Tel.: (0036 1) 413 8206 i 413 8208

    E-mail: budapeszt.amb.wk@msz.gov.pl

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