C-Type Schengen Visa
Where to apply?
You can apply at the Polish Office in Taipei (TWTC/ITB Suite 1601-1602, No. 333, Sec. 1, Keelung Rd., Taipei, 110).
Do I have to apply in person?
Visa application form must be submitted in person. Diplomatic mission does not accept application forms sent via fax, regular mail or e-mail.
How to book an appointment?
In order to apply for a visa, please book your appointment via the e-konsulat system.
What documents do I need to submit?
Additionally, when applying for a visa for a minor you should present:
If a child is entered in their parent's or a legal guardian’s passport, please submit a separate visa application. The visa will be pasted into the parent's or the legal guardian's passport.
Receiving the visa does not guarantee that you will enter the Schengen area - the final decision is always made by the authorities of the country where you intend to cross the Schengen area border.
How much does it cost?
The cost of applying for a visa is 2458 TWD. Payment is made in cash at the time of application.
The visa application fee is non-returnable, whatever the consul's decision.
There is no consular fee required for accepting and processing a visa application from:
- a family member of a citizen of the European Union within the meaning of art. 2 point 4 in connection with point 3 of the Act of 14 July 2006 on the entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland, residence and departure from this territory of citizens of the European Union Member States and their family members (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 293)
- the spouse of a Polish citizen, his minor direct descendant or his spouse's minor direct descendant, his spouse's direct ascendant or direct ascendant, if the ascendant or descendant is dependent on the Polish citizen or his spouse
What is the waiting time?
The consul will make the decision on the visa within 15 calendar days. Exceptionally, the time to make the decision can be extended up to 30 or 60 days.
How to collect the documents?
The decision can be picked up on Wednesdays and Fridays between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., after prior confirmation that the documents are ready for the collection.
How to appeal?
If you do not agree with the consul's decision, you may ask to have your visa application re-considered. You must apply for the reconsideration in the office that issued the decision within 14 days of its delivery.
You have to book your appointment to apply for a visa via the e-konsulat system.
The application fee in this case is 2548 TWD.
Revocation or annulment of Schengen visa
If you have received a decision to revoke or annul your Schengen visa that you do not agree with, you have the right to ask for a reconsideration. However, if you have applied yourself for your Schengen visa to be revoked and the consul has agreed, you are not entitled to appeal.
You should apply for reconsideration within 14 days of receiving the decision to annul or revoke your Schengen visa at the consular post that issued the decision. You have to book your appointment to apply for a visa via the e-konsulat system.
If you apply for reconsideration after your Schengen visa was revoked or annulled, you do not have to pay the consular fee.
Complaint about refusal to issue Schengen visa, decision to revoke or annul Schengen visa and the consul's activities in this respect.
If the consul who examines your reconsideration request, issues a new decision to refuse, annul or revoke your visa, which you do not agree with, you have the right to submit a complaint to the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw. The complaint should be forwarded through the consul who made the decision, within 30 days of receiving the decision taken as a result of the re-examination.
You do not pay a consular fee for submitting a complaint to the consul, but you have to pay fees for proceedings before administrative courts. Therefore, you have to note that the court will ask you to pay the court fee. More information on the amount of court fees when appealing with the administrative court, possibility to apply for an exemption from the costs and the language of the procedure, is available at:
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