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D-Type national 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.

 

 

To book a national visa appointment (except for working visas), please go to www.e-konsulat.gov.pl and from the menu on the left side of the screen choose “National visa – fill in form”. After you fill the form in successfully, you will receive a PDF file of the filled in application form. Please save the PDF file and send it to us by email as an attachment. Please title your email: “Request for national visa appointment” and include the applicant’s full name in the email body. Our email address is: poland.office.taipei.visa@msz.gov.pl. We will respond with an appointment date.

 

Please remember that you must submit your visa application no later than two weeks before your planned departure.

ATTENTION - when registering, please provide complete and authentic data from the documents you submit. The data entered in the application form must be consistent with the data contained in the documents in your possession (also with regard to spelling).

 

Those interested in obtaining a national visa for work are requested to make appointments only in the e-konsulat system.

In order to book an appointment to apply for a national visa for work please:

  • go to the website www.e-konsulat.gov.pl
  • in the MENU tab, choose the option "National visa - register the form", and then select "National visa - work", fill in the preliminary visa application form containing your basic data and the data of the document which entitles you to take up employment in Poland. If the data you have entered are correct, you will receive an email with a link to complete the full visa application. You have 48 hours to complete the full application. Fill in the application, save it and print it. If the data is not verified correctly or the full application is not completed within 48 hours, the registration will be cancelled;
  • in case if there are more applicants than places available, appointments will be allocated by an electronic lottery and you will be informed of the results and:
  • if your application was selected in the electronic lottery, you will then receive information about the appointment,
  • if your application was not selected in a given pool of available visits, it will be moved to another electronic lottery.  

Consular staff will not be able to intervene in the process of drawing of applications which will be allocated a date of visit.

All information, confirmations and links to complete applications are sent automatically by e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided. On the appointed/set date you must come to the consular office with the printed and signed visa form, the original work permit and a set of necessary documents.

What documents do I need to submit? 
  1. Visa application form filled via the e-konsulat system, printed and signed;
  2. A 3.5 x 4.5 cm colour photo. The photo must be:
    1. sharp, taken against white background and printed on a quality paper,
    2. newer than 6 months,
    3. taken en face, clearly showing the eyes and face on both sides from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders with the face covering 70-80% of the photo. The photo must be taken without any headwear.
  3. Passport issued within last ten years, valid for at least three months from the expected return date, with at least two blank pages for visas.
  4. A copy of the passport page with personal data and the photo.
  5. A medical travel insurance whose coverage amounts to not less than EUR 30,000, and covering all expenses that may arise in connection with the need to return for medical reasons, a medical emergency, urgent hospitalisation or death, or medical insurance within the meaning of Polish regulations on health care benefits financed out of public funds
    Information of the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the insurers and the insurances that they offer, which meet the necessary conditions referred to in Article 25 (1) (2) (a) and Article 25 (1b) of the Act of 12 December 2013 on Foreigners is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy/visas
  6. A copy of an ID document to confirm legal residence within the consular district of your application.
  7. Proof that you have enough means of subsistence in the form decided by the mission.
    1. A valid bank account statement issued by your bank,
    2. A valid credit card with a certificate of means available,
    3. A valid income certificate from your employer for the last three months,
    4. Traveller's checques issued to the visa applicant – an original and a copy.
  8. A proof of accommodation (for example, an official invitation or a hotel booking or reservation).
  9. Documents confirming the purpose of your stay Poland.

 

Additionally, when applying for a visa for a minor you should present:

  • Written consent of the child’s/minor’s parent(s) to apply for a visa, confirmed by a notary. If there is only one guardian, it should be proved by a birth certificate, a court decision on exclusive parental custody or a death certificate of the other parent.
  • Originals and copies of parents' passports.
  • An original and a copy of a birth certificate.

 

If the child is entered in the parent's or 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.

 

Please note:

  • You must apply for a visa in a consular office or the embassy’s consular department in the consular district of your place of residence
  • Usually, the above documents are enough to receive a visa, however, the consul may require additional documents.
  • The consul may, but does not have to, invite the applicant for an interview.
  • The D-type visas allow to stay in other Schengen states for 90 days of any 180-day period. It means that you can legally stay in the Schengen Area only if your stay was shorter than 90 days over the past 180 days. 
  • The D-type visa is valid for a maximum of one year.

Please note, that receiving the visa does not guarantee that you will enter Poland - the final decision is always made by the Border Guard.

How much does it cost? 

The cost of submitting a visa application is 2738 NTD. 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
  • the holder of the Pole's Card, if the person applies for a national visa in order to exercise the rights resulting from the possession of the Pole's Card
What is the waiting time?

The decision on the issue of a visa is made within 15 working days from the payment date of application fee. If the documents need to be examined in more detail, the consideration period may be extended to 30 days. In urgent and justified cases, the decision can be made in three working 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.

The application fee in this case is 2738 NTD.

Applications can be submitted on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-12:00, excluding public holidays.

Information about refunding student fees in case of receiving a visa refusal in order to start or continue studies

The charging fees issues for educational services by public universities are regulated in the Act of 20 July 2018, Law on Higher Education and Science, and in the case of non-public universities, they result from the internal regulations of these universities.

Students conclude civil law contracts with universities, which contain special conditions related to the admission process, the course of studies, as well as provisions regarding the amount of the fees and the rules related to the fee refunds. Candidates for studies should carefully study these documents in detail, in particular the provisions on the rules for obtaining the refund of the paid tuition fees.

Refund issues are settled between students and universities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Embassies of the Republic of Poland, as well as the Consulates of the Republic of Poland do not mediate in issues between the student and the university and do not have legal measures allowing a foreigner, who has been refused a student visa, to obtain a refund of the tuition fees.

If the university fails to comply with the provisions of the contract concluded with the student, in particular, it has not refunded the fee, claims regarding student fees may only be pursued through civil law.

Frequently asked questions

 

 

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