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    Which visa?

     

    Schengen Visa C

    If you intend to spend 90 days or less on Polish territory or in another Schengen country (either continuously or in intervals) during the half-a-year time period since the date of your first arrival, or if you're passing through Schengen country territory by means of car, train, plane etc., then you need to apply for a Schengen visa C. A full Schengen visa C allows the user to spend time in any Schengen country.

    A limited Schengen visa allows the user to spend time only in the country/countries, where it is accepted (C-type visa valid only in Poland or with the exclusion of a specific Schengen country).

     

    National Visa D

    If you intend to spend more than 90 days (at least 91 days) on Polish territory (either continuously or in intervals) in the half-a-year period since the date of first arrival, you must apply for the country visa D.

    The National visa D permits for:

    being in Polish territory for the duration of your stay and/or for the duration  period the visa was issued for;

    as well as being able to travel in the other Schengen countries for up to three months during the specified half-a-year period.

     

    Transit Airport Visa A

    If you intend to travel by plane from one country to another and the flight path includes landing on an airport located within the Schengen area (on Polish territory), and if:

     (1) You don't intend to leave the international transit area of the airport and

     (2) You have valid citizenship in: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo Democratic Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan or Sri Lanka,

    then you must apply for a transit airport visa A.

     

     

    In case of a planned transit on an airport located in the area of a Schengen country other than Poland we suggest asking the consulate of the relevant Schengen country for obtaining the airport visa.

    The transit airport visa A allows only for entering and staying in the international transit area. It does not permit leaving that area or entering Schengen territory in any other means.

     

     

    How much time can I spend in Polish/Schengen territory with a C or D visa type?

    Foreigners can be on Polish territory (national visas D) or on Schengen territory (full visas C) for the time period specified in the visa ("allotted time", marked by numbers) while the visa is valid ("visa valid from... until..., marked by dates).

    Departure from Poland or the Schengen area must occur before or on the day the visa expires ("valid until..."), regardless of how much time the foreigners actually used out of the allotted time period.

     

     

    Which Schengen country's consul is the correct one to approve/reject a Schengen visa application?

    The correct consul is always the consul of the Schengen country which is the main purpose of your visit.

    If you have no intention of visiting Poland, you may not apply to the Polish consulate for a Schengen visa.

    If you plan to visit several Schengen countries, then the Polish consul is the correct person to consider your visa application only if visiting Poland is the main reason for entering the Schengen area, or if your stay in Poland will be the longest.

     Taiwanese citizens are exempt from needing a short-term visa (for visits lasting 90 days or less).

     

     

    Which documents are required to apply for a Schengen visa C?

    Please make an appointment online via e-Konsulat, and bring the following documents at the appointment time.

     

    1. Passport:

    • Valid for at least three months after the planned departure from the Polish/Schengen area;
    • Containing at least two blank pages;
    • Issued within the last ten years.

     

    2. A completed and signed visa application (the application form is available on e-Konsulat, once the form is completed, you may print it out and bring it with you to the appointment)  

     

    3. 2 2-inch biometric photos

     

    4. Visa fee (Equivalent of 60 Euros, paying in New Taiwan Dollars, actual amount depending on exchange rates, currently the fee is 2131 New Taiwan Dollars).

     

    5. Schengen medical travel insurance for the sum of at least 30 000 Euros, valid in all Schengen area. The Schengen medical travel insurance should meet the following requirements:

     

    • Cover the entire period of the intended stay
    • Validity throughout the territory of the Schengen countries
    • Minimum coverage of 30 000 Euros
    • Cover all medical expenses including repatriation of remains and medical evacuation
    • Direct settlement between the insurance company and the hospital or doctor, not by the insurance holder – ( payment/reimbursement after the return to the home country by the insurance company to the insurance holder is not acceptable)
    • Insurance company needs to have a contact point in the Schengen area

       

    6. Supplementary documents, confirming: 

     

    • purpose of stay;
    • accommodation at the destination;
    • financial ability for arrival, stay, and departure from Polish/Schengen territory, PLN 300 for stay not exceeding 3 days, PLN 75 per day by stay exceeding 3 days; readiness to leave the Schengen area before the visa expires.The type and amount of supplemental documents can vary depending on the consulate; because of this we encourage direct contact with the correct consulate in order to obtain all relevant information regarding supplementary documents required to submit a visa application.

     

    7. ARC/APRC and a copy is needed for foreigners in Taiwan. Please note that the validity of the ARC/APRC should be longer than your intended visa period.

     

     

     

     

    Which documents are required to apply for a national visa D?

    Please make an appointment online via e-Konsulat, and bring the following documents at the appointment time.

     

    1. Passport and a copy:

    • Valid for at least three months after the planned departure from the Polish/Schengen area;
    • Containing at least two blank pages;
    • Issued within the last ten years.

     

    2. A completed and signed visa application (the application form is available on e-Konsulat, once the form is completed, you may print it out and bring it with you to the appointment)  

    3. 2 2-inch biometric photos

    4. Visa fee (Equivalent of 60 Euros, paying in New Taiwan Dollars, actual amount depending on exchange rates, currently the fee is 2131 New Taiwan Dollars).

    5. Schengen medical travel insurance for the sum of at least 30 000 Euros, valid in all Schengen area. The Schengen medical travel insurance should meet the following requirements:

     

    • Cover the entire period of the intended stay
    • Validity throughout the territory of the Schengen countries
    • Minimum coverage of 30 000 Euros
    • Cover all medical expenses including repatriation of remains and medical evacuation
    • Direct settlement between the insurance company and the hospital or doctor, not by the insurance holder – ( payment/reimbursement after the return to the home country by the insurance company to the insurance holder is not acceptable)
    • Insurance company needs to have a contact point in the Schengen area

     

    6. Supplementary documents, confirming: 

    financial ability for arrival, stay, and departure from Polish/Schengen territory, PLN 300 for stay not exceeding 3 days, PLN 75 per day by stay exceeding 3 days, as well as purpose of stay - study: enrollment letter; working: work permit, obtained in the correct regional office - Urząd Wojewódzki (except for the cases in which, according to Polish laws, a work permit is not required, i.e. most of forms of academic work) and a statement from the employer, confirming the details of employment on Polish territory

    7.  ARC/APRC (and a copy) are required for foreigners in Taiwan. If applying for a working visa, APRC is required. Please note that the validity of the ARC/APRC should be longer than your intended visa period.

     

    Visa for a family member of EU citizen

    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 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), a citizen of the Swiss Confederation.

    A family member of an EU citizen is:

    - a spouse,

    - a child under 21 or such a child of the spouse of an EU citizen,

    - a dependent direct relative in an ascending line or such a relative of the spouse of an EU citizen.

     

    Visa Requirements:

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

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

    3. a valid travel document;

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

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

    Here you can find examples of fulfilled Schengen visa application and national visa application.

    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)

    - 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).

    Please note that the consul is entitled to ask any other relevant supplementary documents depending on the circumstances of individual cases. If there is any further questions, please contact via email: poland.office.taipei@msz.gov.pl or phone number: +886-2-7729-9326 .

     

    The type and amount of supplemental documents can vary depending on the consulate; because of this we encourage direct contact with the correct consulate in order to attain all relevant information regarding supplemental documents required to submit a visa application. Please note that the Consul has the right to ask for any additional documents depending on individual cases.

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