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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • VISA INFORMATION

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

     

    Contact details

     

    Consular section:

    24, Oniashvili Street

    0160 Tbilisi, Georgia (Saburtalo)

    Tel.: +995 322 93 62 36 (between 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

     

    Considering large volume of incoming calls, for your convenience we strongly recommend contacting us by e-mail.

    We will condition the right not to answer questions that you find in the "visa information" tab. Please carefully read the visa information provided on our website.

     

    E-mail: tbilisi.amb.rk@msz.gov.pl

     

    Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Visa matters: Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Visas collection: Monday–Thursday: 3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

    Other issues: Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Complaints and requests: Wednesday 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

     

    Consular district of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tbilisi covers the whole territory of Georgia.

     

     

    NOTE

    From the date of 28.03.2017 Georgian citizens, holders of a biometric passport, wishing to travel to Poland or to other Schengen state for a period of 90 days within 180 days, do not need a visa.

    Legal basis: Council Regulation (EC) no 539/2001 of 15 March 2001 (in force on 28th March 2017).

    Please be advised that the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tbilisi does not provide any information on reasons of entry refusal decision made by Border Guard at the Schengen border.

    Please read the Frequently Asked Questions

    The information provided below refers only to citizens of third countries which have a visa regime with Schengen states and Georgian citizens who do not hold a biometric passport.

     

     

     

    Schengen visa

    If you plan to travel to Poland for business, tourist, private or other purposes, you have to submit documents for a short-term visa which is a Schengen visa allowing you to stay in Poland as well as in the Schengen Member States for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.

    Schengen Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Italy.

    The application for a visa should not be made more than three months before the planned journey.

    Legal basis in processing visa application: 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) and Council Decision of 18 January 2011 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Georgia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.

     

    Registration

    Please be informed that there is an online visa appointment system (for a Schengen visa and a national visa) in the Polish Embassy in Tbilisi. In order to apply for visa you must register on the website of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/. Visa applications for EU family members and employees of diplomatic missions in Georgia must also be registered on the website of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/.

     

    The application for a visa should not be made more than three months before the planned journey.

     

    If you are traveling to one Schengen country, you should apply for a Schengen visa at the Embassy/Consulate of that country.


    If you are going to visit more than one Schengen country, you should apply at the Embassy/Consulate of the Schengen country which is the main destination of your travel.


     

    If the schedule of your journey does not indicate the main destination of your travel, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate of the Schengen country which you will enter as first during your trip.

     

    In case of transit by only one Schengen country, you should apply at the Embassy/Consulate of that country. If you travel in transit through several Schengen countries you have to apply at the Embassy/Consulate of country you will enter as first during the transit.

     

    In case of airport transit by only one Schengen country, you should apply at the Embassy/Consulate of that country where is the designated airport. If you travel in airport transit through several Schengen countries you have to apply at the Embassy/Consulate of country where is the first airport during the transit.

     

     

     

    Biometric identifiers

    In accordance to Article 13 of 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) the Schengen Member States shall collect biometric data from the visa applicant at the office including photographs of a face and ten fingerprints.

     

     

    Decisions on the application for a visa are made:

    - for citizens of Georgia within 10 calendar days of receipt of the application with the required documents for issuing the visa. In individual cases, especially if further analysis is required, the decision-making deadline may be extended to 30 calendar days.


    - for third-country nationals with whom the European Union does not have signed visa facilitation agreements, the decision on the application shall be made within 15 calendar days of the date of the application. In individual cases, this time limit may be extended to a maximum of 30 days, in particular where further scrutiny of the request is required or, in the case of representation, when the opinion of the represented Member State is being consulted. Exceptionally, if additional documents are needed in specific cases, this can be extended to a maximum of 60 calendar days.


    We inform that the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tbilisi represents in visa matters (only Schengen visas) Slovenia.

     

    If you are going to Slovenia, you must have the original and a copy of the official invitation, i.e. the letter of guarantee, which must be certified by the competent authority in Slovenia. In the case of invitation of a person by the Slovenian government office, it is sufficient to present an invitation from this office certified by the pen and signed by the authorized person.


    Invitation form from Slovenia: (http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/entry_and_residence/visa_regimes_and_visas/letter_of_guarantee/).

    - a model of completed and signed visa application and links to the e-consulate in order to electronically complete the application in various language versions (in Polish, English and the official language(s) of the host country) and a link to the PDF version.

     

     

    LEGAL BASIS

     The basic legal acts in processing a visa application are:
    - 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)

     - Agreement between the European Union and Georgia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas;


    In cases of nationals of other countries with which the EU has signed visa facilitation agreements, the basic legal acts in the examination of the application are:
     - Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine amending the Agreement between the European Community and Ukraine on the facilitation of the issuance of visas
    - Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation;
    - Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Albania on the facilitation of the issuance of visas;

    - Agreement between the European Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the facilitation of the issuance of visas;

    - Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Montenegro on the facilitation of the issuance of visas;

    - Agreement between the European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas;

    - Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Serbia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas;

    - Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Moldova on the facilitation of issuance of visas.

    - Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova amending the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Moldova on the facilitation of the issuance of visas

    Attention: visa-free travel is available for citizens of Georgia, Ukraine, FYROM, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, holders of biometric passports.
    In other cases the provisions of the Visa Code apply.

     

     

     

    SCHENGEN VISA EXAMPLE:

    How to read the visa sticker

    DURATION OF STAY………DAYS indicates the number of days you may stay in the Schengen area. The days should be counted from the date you enter the Schengen area (the entry stamp) to the date you exit the Schengen area (the exit stamp), i.e. both days included.

    The period of time between "FROM …UNTIL" is usually longer than the number of days printed in the "DURATION OF STAY" field. The difference in period is meant to give you flexibility to plan your entry into and exit from the Schengen area, but your stay in the Schengen area must never exceed the exact number of days in the "DURATION OF STAY …DAYS" field. No matter how many days you have stayed in the Schengen area, you must leave no later than the date printed in the "UNTIL" field."

    After receiving the visa, please immediately check that the information on the visa sticker is correct:
    - Is the passport number on the visa sticker correct?

    - does your air / train ticket coincide with the dates of entry and departure shown on the visa sticker?

    - whether the number of entries (one, two or multiple) overlaps with the visa sticker.
    - Did you enter your name correctly?


    Checking the information above will help you avoid problems or incur additional costs associated with errors found in the visa sticker.

    In case of detecting irregularities in the visa sticker, please contact directly with the consulate to correct them.

     

    NOTE
    Having a visa does not equate to automatic entry, the visa holder will be asked at the external border for proof that he / she meets the conditions of entry, in accordance with Art. 5 of the Schengen Borders Code. Each entry is decided by the Border Guard.

     

     

     

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF THE VISA APPLICATION

    BASIC DOCUMENTS

    1. The visa application form must be filled in Latin letters (in Polish or English) and points 37 and 38 must be signed. Minors shall submit an application form signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship. The form can be filled on online visa appointment system https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/

     

    2. The passport should be valid for at least 3 months after the date of intended return from Poland. Passports issued more than 10 years before the date of application shall not be accepted. The passport should contain at least 2 blank pages for visas. Passports are accepted without additional wrappers, ex. plastic or leather. Previous passports should also be presented by the applicant (original and photocopy). We need also a copy of the first page of the foreign passport and copies of the pages with Schengen visas received in the last 3 years.

     

    3. Photography sized 3,5x4,5 cm, taken within the last six months, on a white background, with good focus, clearly presenting the eyes and face from both sides from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so that the face occupies 70 - 80% of the picture. The photo should show the person without glasses, looking straight ahead, with open eyes, not covered by hair, eyebrows must be completely visible, with a natural face expression and closed lips. The person being photographed cannot have headwear, except for the cover worn by members of a religious community after the submission of certified proof of affiliation to it (ex. Identity card). Also in these cases the shape of the face must be exposed. In the case of people wearing glasses, the photograph must meet the following criteria: non photochromic or adaptive lenses, the frame cannot cover any part of the eye, light reflections should be avoided. Contact lenses may remain, provided that they do not alter the natural colour and shape of the eyes. Photograph should be signed gently (so as not to destroy the image) on the back (first name, last name and date of birth). In the case of children who are under 5 years old derogations from the above principles are permissible.

     

    4. Collection of Biometric Data - If fingerprints taken from an applicant as part of his / her earlier visa application were first introduced to the VIS less than 59 months before the date of receipt of the new application, they will be copied to the next application. However, if there is reasonable doubt as to the identity of the applicant, the consulate shall take fingerprints again (Article 13 (3) of the Visa Code).

     

    Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for:

    - children under the age of 12;

    - persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible;

    - Heads of State and members of national Governments, with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organizations for an official purpose;

    - Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organizations for an official purpose.

     

    5. Visa fees (http://www.tbilisi.msz.gov.pl/en/consular_information/fees/

     

    6. Travel medical insurance: in accordance with Article 15 pt. 3 of the Visa Code should be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen States. The minimum amount of insurance is EUR 30 000. If you apply for a one-time visa, the policy should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all planned days of stay or transit. In case of applying for a multiple visa - the policy should cover the date of first entry (in the case of transit visas - the full period requested). If a visa with limited territorial validity is issued, covering the territory of at least 2 Member States, the insurance must be valid at least in the Member States concerned by the visa. During subsequent stays in the Schengen area, medical insurance is required at all times. Please provide the original and photocopy of the insurance filled in with the machine letter, stamped with the insurance company and the signature of the authorized person. The policy may be issued by a Georgian insurance company or a Polish insurance company. You will also need to submit an original and a copy of the insurance fee receipt containing the applicant's personal details or policy number.

     

    7. A copy of the internal passport (ID).

     

     

    The applicants should also provide the following documents:


    Documents confirming work and income:

    1. Documents confirming work and income and also the existence of financial relations with Georgia:

    1.1. Employees:

    a certificate of employment confirming the employee's position, date of employment and duration of leave;

    The letter must include the name and position of the signatory, company contact details and company registration information, salary received in the last 6 months.
    1.2. Private entrepreneur license / company registration in the relevant Georgian authority;
    or: last tax declaration;

    1.3. Non-working persons:

    a signed declaration presenting the financial situation of the person traveling;

    1.4. Retirees:

    document confirming receipt of a pension;

    1.5. Students and students:

    student ID card or school / college certificate;

    1.6. or, where applicable:

    a document confirming the ownership (land, house, car or, if applicable, other property);
    or: Last tax return (for first time travelers).

     

    2. Proof of sufficient funds to cover travel expenses in the Schengen area:

    All applicants must prove that they have sufficient funds to cover the cost of the planned trip and return to their country of origin. Financial resources may be as follows:

    2.1. Sponsorship:

    - sponsor's certificate notarized;

    - invitation (original and copy) issued in accordance with the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (certified in the voivodship office);

    - third party guarantee in Georgia. The guarantee must include confirmation that the third party has the funds to provide such a guarantee.

    2.2. Own funds:

    a bank statement confirming that you have sufficient funds and covering bank operations performed within the last 3 months;

    or:
    traveler's checks issued in the name of the applicant, duly signed - original and copy;

     

    3. Evidence of accommodation:

    provided by the host or host;

    or: Hotel reservation or other document confirming accommodation.

     

     

     

    DOCUMENTS ON THE PURPOSE OF THE TRAVEL


    The invitation should include the following information:

    a) for the invited person: name, date of birth, sex, nationality, ID number, time and destination, number of entries and names of minor children accompanying the person being invited;

    b) for the inviting person: name, surname and address;

    or
    c) where the inviting party is a legal person, company or organization: full name and address and:

    if the application is made by an organization;

    name and surname of the person signing the application;

    if the inviting party is a legal entity, a company or an office or a branch of such legal person

    or company established in the territory of a Member State;

     

    Registration number in the form required by the national law of the Member State concerned.

    1. Tourism:

    Tourists can apply on the basis of hotel confirmation. For travel to other Schengen countries, a travel plan is also required.

     

    2. Visit:

    - the basic document for visas to visit is the original invitation from the provincial office;
    - In the case of close relatives (ascendants, descendants, spouses), it is possible to invite handwritten entries, provided the family relationship is documented and the invitational identity is verified, whether the applicant is a citizen of Georgia or Poland. An inviting citizen of Georgia must be a resident of Poland legally - hold a residence card or a national visa.

     

    3. Official visit:

    in the case of members of official delegations who, through an official invitation addressed to Georgia, participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs and events organized in the territory of one of the Member States by intergovernmental organizations:


    a letter from the Georgian organ confirming that the applicant is a member of the delegation traveling to the territory of the Member States to participate in one of the above mentioned events, together with a copy of the official invitation of the Polish party to the Georgian side (copy).

     

    for pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who travel for study or training, including exchange programs and other school activities:


    a written application or a certificate of entry into the list of students prepared by a Polish higher education institution or student card or a certificate of courses to which the person will attend.

     

    5. Medical treatment in Poland:

    in the case of medical travelers and accompanying persons:

     

    an official document issued by the medical institution attesting the need to cover the person concerned with medical care in that institution, the presence of a companion, and proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of treatment.

     

    6. Journalists:

    - a certificate or other document issued by a professional organization proving that the person concerned is a professional journalist or accompanying person for a professional purpose and a document issued by the employer of that person certifying that the purpose of the journey is related to a journalistic task or to assistance to carry out such a task.

     

    7. Athletes:

    in the case of participants in international sporting events and persons accompanying them for professional purposes:

    - written invitations issued by the host organization, competent authorities, national sports associations or national Olympic Committees of the Member States.

     

    8. Business:

    in the case of entrepreneurs and representatives of trade organizations:
    the written request made by the host legal person or company, the organization or office or branch of such legal person or company, the national or local authorities of the Member States or the organizing committees of the exhibitions, conferences and trade and industrial symposia held in the territory of the Member States, The Registration Chamber; EN 25.2.2011 Official Journal of the European Union L 52/35.

     

    9. International exhibitions, conferences, symposia, seminars:

    - a written request from the host organization confirming that the person is attending the event.

     

    10. Representatives of civil society organizations who travel for training, seminars and conferences, including exchange programs:

    - a written request from the host organization, a certificate confirming that the person is representing a civil society organization and a certificate of establishment of such organization from a relevant register drawn up by a state body in accordance with national law.

     

    11. Scientific, cultural and artistic activities, including university and other exchange programs:

    - a written request from the host organization of the participant.

     

    12. Carrying goods in international traffic and passenger transport services:
    - a written request from a Georgian national company or association of international road haulers, which specifies the purpose, duration and frequency of journeys.

     

    13. Official exchange programs organized by partner cities:

    - written request made by the mayor / mayor of these cities or municipal authorities.


    14. Visitors to the military or civilian cemetery:

    - an official document confirming the existence and the fact of keeping the grave, as well as the kinship or other relationship between the applicant and the buried.

     

     

    Persons who are not citizens of Georgia should additionally submit:

    - a Georgian visa (entitling to return to Georgia) or a permanent residence card / registration valid after your planned return to Georgia;

    - documents confirming possession of funds to cover travel expenses, eg bank statement for the last 3-6 months, signed traveler's checks, credit cards (bank statement on holding of funds on the card) salaries for the last 6 months, invitation (original and copy) issued in accordance with the Act of 13 June 2013 on foreigners (certified in the Voivodship Office);
    - the original of the certificate from the workplace: for the employee: a certificate from the workplace on the company form containing the organization's data, stating the position, length of service and monthly salary, income for the last 6 months;
    - for entrepreneurs: original and copy of company registration in local authorities;

    - for students: original of certificate from the university.


    In accordance with Article 14 (6) of the Visa Code, the consulate may waive enforcement of one or more requirements if it is known that the applicant has previously proved that it is fair and reliable and, in particular, that it has used the former visas in accordance with law and that There is no doubt that, when crossing the external borders of Member States, it will meet the requirements of Art. 5 (1) of the Schengen Borders Code.

     

    In accordance with Article 21 (8) of the Visa Code, the consulate may, in justified cases, invite the applicant to interview and request additional documents which are not indicated in the above-mentioned list (eg, documents enabling the intention to leave the territory of the zone Schengen by the applicant before the expiry date of the visa applied for by the applicant. In this way, the applicant is informed that the submission of the above documents does not guarantee the automatic issuance of the visa.


    The Embassy office does not accept documents sent to the Consulate by fax, post or email.


    Having a visa does not equate to automatic entry, the visa holder will be asked at the external border for proof that he / she meets the conditions of entry, in accordance with Art. 5 of the Schengen Borders Code. Each entry is decided by the Border Guard.

     

     

     

    Visas for family members of EU citizens

    This procedure applies to citizens from third countries who travel to a Member State other than the Member State of whose nationality a family member – an EU citizen is or already stay in that country.


    The application for a visa is free of charge. Visa applicants are admitted to the consulate without prior registration.


    An EU citizen is a citizen of an EU Member State, a citizen of a Member State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), a citizen of the Swiss Confederation.

     

    A family member of an EU citizen is:

    the spouse,

    the partner with whom the EU citizen has contracted a registered partnership, under the legislation of a Member State, if the legislation of the host Member State recognizes the equivalence between registered partnerships and marriage,

    the direct descendant of the EU citizen who is under the age of 21 or is dependent, and those of the spouse, living in the common household with the EU citizen,

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

     

    Visa Requirements:

    the completed and signed application form for a Schengen or national visa should be submitted by the applicant in person together with (filled on http://www.e-konsulat.gov.pl/ );

    one photograph of passport style and size [35 x 45 mm] 

    a valid travel document;

    documents confirming the identity of an EU citizen and the family relationship with the applicant (the original marriage certificate, the birth certificate or other applicable certificates)

    proof of traveling to Poland together with family member of the EU citizen (i.e. a written statement issued by a EU citizen).

     

    Refusal to issue a visa:

    - The entry of the applicant takes place during the period of validity of the entry concerning the person on the list of foreigners whose stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland is undesirable or the stay of that person in the territory of the Republic of Poland may pose a threat to the defense or security of the state or to the protection of public security and public order or public health.

    Refusal is issued in form of decision by a consul. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will review the appeal.

     

    Legal basis:

    - ustawa z dnia 14 lipca 2006 r. o wjeździe na terytorium Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, pobycie oraz wyjeździe z tego terytorium obywateli państw członkowskich Unii Europejskiej i członków ich rodzin (Dz. U. z dnia 11 sierpnia 2006 r. poz. 1525) – transposed Directive 2004/38/EC of European Parliament and Council from 29th April 2004 into national law

    - ustawa z dnia 12 grudnia 2013 r. o cudzoziemcach (Dz. U. z dnia 30 grudnia 2013 r. poz. 1650 z późn. zm.).

    - ustawa z dnia 25 czerwca 2015 r. prawo konsularne (Dz. U. z dnia 31 sierpnia 2015 r. poz. 1274).

     

     

     

    FEES FOR PROCESSING VISA APPLICATION

     

    Citizens of Georgia – 35 EUR (in accordance to the Agreement between the European Union and Georgia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas)

    Citizens of third countries – 60 EUR (in accordance to the Visa Code)

    For applicants from countries which signs agreements on the facilitation of the issuance of visas with EU the visa fee is included in the agreements.

    In case of admission of an application for reconsideration/ receipt of a refusal the fee is not refunded.

    The applicant will receive a confirmation of payment for the visa application.

     

    The fees for processing the visa application are waived for the following categories of citizens:

    - pensioners;

    - children below the age of 12;

    - members of national and regional governments and of Constitutional and Supreme courts, in case they are not exempted from the visa requirement by this Agreement;

    - disabled persons and the persons accompanying them, if necessary;

    - close relatives – spouse, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents or grandchildren – who are visiting citizens of Georgia legally residing in the territory of the Member States;

    - members of official delegations who, following an official invitation addressed to Georgia, are to participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held in the territory of the Member States by intergovernmental organisations;

    - pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purposes of study or educational training, including exchange programmes as well as other school-related activities;

    - journalists and accredited persons accompanying them in a professional capacity;

    - participants in international sport events and persons accompanying them in a professional capacity;

    - representatives of civil society organisations when undertaking trips for the purposes of educational training, seminars, conferences, including in the framework of exchange programmes;

    - persons participating in scientific, cultural or artistic activities, including university and other exchange programmes;

    - persons who have presented documents proving the necessity of their travel on humanitarian grounds, including to receive urgent medical treatment and the person accompanying such person, or to attend a funeral of a close relative or to visit a seriously ill close relative.

     

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    In the case of refusal / annulment / revocation of the visa, the decision shall be delivered to the person on a standard form, in accordance with Annex VI of the Visa Code.

    The person who has received a refusal to grant a visa has the right to appeal against a refusal / annulment / revocation decision in accordance with national law. The decision of the consul is subject to an application for reconsideration by the issuing authority. The application shall be filled in person within 14 working days of receipt of the refusal / annulment / revocation of the national or Schengen visa to the authority which issued the decision (in the case of Georgia, to the Consul of the Republic of Poland in Tbilisi). The fee admitting and processing of application for reconsideration of application for Schengen visa or national visa is 60 EUR.

    Consul processes the application for reconsideration of  a refusal to issue a Schengen or national visa within 7 days of the date of delivering of the refusal.

    Legal basis (refusal to issue a Schengen or national visa): Art. 75 pt 1 and art. Article 76 (1) 1 of 30 December 2013 on Foreigners (2013, 1650).

    Legal basis (annulment or revocation of Schengen or national visa): Art. Article 93 (1) (2013, 1650).

    The Central  Technical Authority KSI (Police Headquarter, 148/150 Puławska str., 02-624 Warsaw) is responsible for processing data in the Visa Information System (VIS)

    Complaints related to the protection of personal data are handled by the General Inspector for Personal Data Protection (2 Stawki str., 00-193 Warsaw).

     

     

    Airport transit visa

    Common list of third countries listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 whose citizens must have airport transit visas during transit through the international transit zone of airports located in the territory of the Member States:

    Afghanistan
    Bangladesh
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Ghana
    Iran
    Iraq
    Nigeria
    Pakistan
    Somalia
    Sri Lanka

     

     

     

    List of countries (and specific categories of foreigners) whose citizens are subject to mandatory consultations

    b not regarding DP and BP holders

    d regarding only DP and BP holders

    e regarding only BP holders

    g not regarding DP holders

    Legend:
    DP - diplomatic passports

    BP - business passports

    Afghanistan

    X

    Algieria

    X

    Bangladesh

    X

    Belarus

    Xd

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    X

    Egypt

    Xb

    Eritrea

    X

    Iran

    X

    Iraq

    X

    Jordan

    X

    Lebanon

    X

    Libya

    X

    Mali

    X

    Mauretania

    X

    Morocco

    X

    Niger

    X

    Nigeria

    X

    North Korea

    X

    Pakistan

    X

    Russian Federation

    Xe

    Rwanda

    X

    Saudi Arabia

    Xg

    Somalia

    X

    Southern Sudan

    X

    Sri Lanka

    X

    Sudan

    X

    Syria

    X

    Tunisia

    X

    Uzbekistan

    Xg

    Vietnam

    X

    Yemen

    X

    Palestinians

    X

    Refugees

    X

    Stateless persons

    X

     

     

     

     

    NATIONAL VISA

     

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF THE VISA APPLICATION

     

    In order to receive a "D" national visa which entitles you to stay in the Republic of Poland for more than 90 days you must apply for a visa within a period of no less than one week prior to your planned trip.


    The "D" national visa authorizes movement within the Schengen zone for three months in each six month period - likewise to residence permits.


    Member States may issue "D" visas up to a maximum of one year.

     

    Fingerprinting (biometrics) does not apply to applicants for national visas.

     

     

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF THE VISA APPLICATION

     

    1. The visa application form must be filled in Latin letters (in Polish or English) and points 37 and 38 must be signed. Minors shall submit an application form signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship. The form can be filled on online visa appointment system https://secure.e-konsulat.gov.pl/

     

    2. Photography sized 3,5x4,5 cm, sticked to the application form, taken within the last six months, on a white background, with good focus, clearly presenting the eyes and face from both sides from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so that the face occupies 70 - 80% of the picture. The photo should show the person without glasses, looking straight ahead, with open eyes, not covered by hair, eyebrows must be completely visible, with a natural face expression and closed lips. The person being photographed cannot have headwear, except for the cover worn by members of a religious community after the submission of certified proof of affiliation to it (ex. Identity card). Also in these cases the shape of the face must be exposed. In the case of people wearing glasses, the photograph must meet the following criteria: non photochromic or adaptive lenses, the frame cannot cover any part of the eye, light reflections should be avoided. Contact lenses may remain, provided that they do not alter the natural colour and shape of the eyes. Photograph should be signed gently (so as not to destroy the image) on the back (first name, last name and date of birth). In the case of children who are under 5 years old derogations from the above principles are permissible.

     

    3. The passport should be valid for at least 3 months after the date of intended return from Poland. Passports issued more than 10 years before the date of application shall not be accepted. The passport should contain at least 2 blank pages for visas. Passports are accepted without additional wrappers, ex. plastic or leather. Previous passports should also be presented by the applicant (original and photocopy). We need also a copy of the first page of the foreign passport and copies of the pages with Schengen visas received in the last 3 years.

    The applicant will also need to submit an original and a copy of the insurance fee receipt containing her / his personal details or policy number.

     

    4. A copy of the internal passport (ID).

     

    5. Visa fees (http://www.tbilisi.msz.gov.pl/en/consular_information/fees/

     

    6. According to Art. 77 1 pt. c of the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners, a foreigner entering the territory of the Republic of Poland on the basis of a national visa is obliged to hold a document confirming possession of compulsory health insurance within the meaning of the provisions of the act of 27 August 2004 on health care services financed by public funds or  a document of  a minimum medical insurance in amount of EUR 30,000, not valid only for the first entry but for the entire stay of the alien on the territory of the Republic of Poland, covering all expenses which may arise during the stay in the territory due to the need to return for medical reasons , need for urgent medical attention, sudden hospital treatment or death. In addition, we note that according to Art. 65 1 point 4 of the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners, the Consul shall issue a decision refusing to issue a visa if the foreigner does not have valid medical or medical insurance as referred to in Art. 25 above mentioned law.

    In the case of applicants for work visa, Art. 77 (2) of the above Act, that a foreigner entering the territory of the Republic of Poland who is not yet covered by health insurance within the meaning of the provisions of the Act of 27 August 2004 on publicly-funded health care services shall present medical insurance with minimum insurance amount 30,000 euros, valid until the date of his or her health insurance covering all expenses that may be incurred during his or her stay in the territory due to the need to return for medical reasons, urgent medical care, emergency hospital treatment or death. The insurance should cover a period of at least 30 days.

    It is not required to have insurance from holders of a “Karta Polaka” (the Card of Pole; possession of the Card is equivalent to being insured in the territory of the Republic of Poland). The above does not include family members of the Card of Pole holder who apply for a national visa: they are required to provide proof of the insurance for the entire period of validity of the visa.

    Students, students or trainees who are not of Polish origin, or nationals of a Member State of the European Union or EFTA are required to present proof of insurance for the entire period of validity of the visa.

     

    If the applicant is a minor and travels alone or with one of the parents, the consent of the other parent or guardian is required (original and photocopy), if the consent is not possible - documents explaining the reason for disagreement (parental or other documents). Birth certificate (original and photocopy). Copy of passports of parents or guardians and copies of valid visas in the case of a joint trip.

    Consular fee for processing visa application according to table of fees. More information on visa fees can be found here: http://www.tbilisi.msz.gov.pl/en/consular_information/fees/.

     


    Documents on the travel purpose:

     

    1. In order to perform work for a period not exceeding 6 months in the following 12 months:
     original and copy of the statement about the intention to entrust the work, registered in the Labor Office in Poland, competent for the place of registration of the entity entrusted with the performance of work.

    The statement must be completed in official print available at the Labor Office and contain the following information:

    - date of issue, signature and stamp of the person responsible in the District Labor Office (Powiatowy Urząd Pracy);

    - the name of the inviting company, signature and stamp of the employer;
    - full name, surname, birth year, series and number of the foreign passport of the person invited;
    - purpose and duration of the visit (dates, number of days and entries);

    - who covers travel expenses.


    Based on the visa statement, only those mentioned in the visa are granted. Statements do not entitle the applicant to apply for a visa.

     

    2. In order to perform work on the basis of a Work Permit within the meaning of Art. 2 (1) (43a) of the Act of 20 April 2004 about the promotion of employment and labor market institutions:
    the original and a copy of the work permit in the territory of the Republic of Poland registered in the Voivodship Office, competent for the place of registration of the entity entrusted with the performance of work.

    The permit is issued by an employee of the Voivodship Office and should contain the following information:

     - date of issue, signature and stamp of the person responsible in the District Labor Office;
    - the name of the inviting company, signature and stamp of the employer;
    - full name, surname, birth year, series and number of the foreign passport of the person invited;
    - purpose and duration of the visit (dates, number of days and entries);
    - who covers travel expenses.

     

    Visa is granted to the person mentioned in the visa. Only the spouse and children of the person mentioned in the permit can apply for a Schengen visa.
     

    3. In order to perform work by graduates of post-gymnasium schools, full-time studies or full-time doctoral studies at Polish universities, scientific institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences or research institutes:

    an employment contract containing the following information:

    - passport data of the applicant,

    - form of employment, period of employment, salary level;

    - a certificate or diploma of completion of a Polish school or university.

     

    4. To perform the work of scientists:

    original certificate signed by the rector of the university, chancellor of the non-public university, the scientific secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences, which confirms the willingness to employ the applicant.

     

    5. In order to serve on the Management Board of a legal person entered in the Register of Entrepreneurs or a company in the organization or co-owners:

    - a copy of the statement from the National Court Register confirming the registration of the entity

    Extract from Polish bank account for the last 6 months.

     

    On the basis of the entry in the Register, a visa is issued for a period of 180 days over a period of 12 months. On the basis of entry in the Register, applicants can apply for a visa over 180 days on the basis of a work permit.

     

    On the basis of the entry in the Register, the spouse and children of the person listed in the Register may only apply for a Schengen visa.

     

    6. In order to complete the first cycle studies, second-cycle studies or unified master's or third-cycle studies:

    - a written application or a certificate of entry into the list of students prepared by a Polish university or a student card.

     

    7. For education or training in a form other than those referred to in Article 60 1 point 9 and 10 of the Act:

    - a certificate from the Polish school about accepting or continuing education at school or taking part in another form of education (eg language courses) or student ID card.
    Applicants for a national visa for a non-primary, junior or high school education should attach a course schedule with information about the frequency of the classes (week and month) and the total number of hours

     

    8. To participate in an internship that is part of a study program:

    The original or fax (with the sender's information) of the placement contract containing the details of the inviting organization (name, registration number - REGON / NIP / KRS) and details of the person invited (name, date of birth, passport number, nationality) the scope of duties of trainee;

    - information about current studies and a program of studies which shows the need for a professional internship.

     

    9. In order to exercise the rights resulting from possession of a “Karta Polaka” (the Card of Pole):

    original and copy of the Card of Pole.


    If you apply for a visa on the Card of Pole, you can only apply for a national visa.


    Holders of the Card of Pole and their spouses and minors may submit documents for a visa without prior registration (by filling in the application form in the e-consulate system.

     

     

    Persons who are not citizens of Georgia should additionally submit:

    - Georgian visa (entitling you to return to Georgia) or permanent residence card, registration valid after your planned return to Georgia;

    - proof of financial means available to the applicant to cover the travel expenses, eg bank statement for the last 3-6 months, signed traveler's checks, credit cards (bank statement on holding of funds on the card) stating the position and salary for the last 6 months, invitation (original and copy) issued in accordance with the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (certified in the Voivodship Office);

    - the original of the certificate from the workplace: for the employee: a certificate from the workplace on the company form containing the organization's data, stating the position, length of service and monthly salary, half-yearly income;

    - for entrepreneurs: original and copy of company registration in local authorities;
    - for students: a certificate from the university.

     

     

    Visa application processing time

    The decision to issue a visa is issued within 15 working days from the date of payment. Where necessary, a detailed examination of the documents may be extended to 30 days.


    We would like to inform you that in accordance with EU Regulation No 265/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Schengen Convention and Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 concerning the movement of persons holding long-term visas:
     - visas D authorize the Schengen Area to travel for 90 days in each 180-day period, likewise to residence permits.


    Member States may issue visas D up to one year in duration.


    The above list of documents is not exhaustive. The consul may require each applicant to provide additional documents that will give credence to the information provided in the visa application.

    The Office does not accept documents sent to the consulate by fax, post or email.

    Having a visa does not guarantee entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland. Each entry is decided by the Border Guard.

     

     

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    A national visa is issued for a period of stay that corresponds to the period indicated in the permit or statement, not longer than that provided for the type of visa, and in the case of a visa for the purpose of performing work on the basis of a declaration of intention to entrust the performance of work registered with the county employment office, for which a visa is issued, cannot be longer than 6 months in the period of 12 months counted from the date of the first entry of a foreigner into the territory of the Republic of Poland.

    The work visa issued by the Polish consulate entitles to work only in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

     


    LEGAL BASIS

    Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners

     


    NATIONAL VISA EXAMPLE:

     

    How to read the visa sticker

    DURATION OF STAY………DAYS indicates the number of days you may stay in the Schengen area. The days should be counted from the date you enter the Schengen area (the entry stamp) to the date you exit the Schengen area (the exit stamp), i.e. both days included.

    The period of time between "FROM …UNTIL" is usually longer than the number of days printed in the "DURATION OF STAY" field. The difference in period is meant to give you flexibility to plan your entry into and exit from the Schengen area, but your stay in the Schengen area must never exceed the exact number of days in the "DURATION OF STAY …DAYS" field. No matter how many days you have stayed in the Schengen area, you must leave no later than the date printed in the "UNTIL" field."

    After receiving the visa, please immediately check that the information on the visa sticker is correct:
    - Is the passport number on the visa sticker correct?

    - does your air / train ticket coincide with the dates of entry and departure shown on the visa sticker?

    - whether the number of entries (one, two or multiple) overlaps with the visa sticker.
    - Did you enter your name correctly?


    Checking the information above will help you avoid problems or incur additional costs associated with errors found in the visa sticker.

    In case of detecting irregularities in the visa sticker, please contact directly with the consulate to correct them.

     

    NOTE

    Having a visa does not equate to automatic entry, the visa holder will be asked at the external border for proof that he / she meets the conditions of entry, in accordance with
    Art. 5 of the Schengen Borders Code. Each entry is decided by the Border Guard.

     

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