| Type of visas:
- Schengen visa;
- national visa (D).
- airport transit visa (A);
- short-stay visa (C).
Visas might be single-entry, dual-entry and multiple-entry visas. An alien may be issued a Schengen visa with limited territorial Visa validity. The visa fee and cost of the procedure vary depending on the type of visa the client needs.
In order to get a Schengen short-stay visa (C) you have to submit your valid passport and copies of your previously received visas to Poland. Note, that the passport must be valid for minimal period of 3 months after the expected return date. Moreover, a proof of sufficient financial means during the period of stay in Poland or legitimate source for receiving it is also required. Among other necessary documents, a hotel reservation for the whole period of the expected stay in the Polish Republic is required. Plesae do not forget to present your flight ticket with flight number and dates specifying entry and exit from the country.
Intending to enter the Republic of Poland for many times, the documents proving the necessity for multiple entries must be submitted. A national visa for a single entry (D) shall be issued to an alien, who has been granted a permit of temporary or permanent residence in the Republic of Poland by the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior. A national visa for multiple entries (D) shall be issued if an alien submits the documents proving that he/she intends to enter the Republic of Poland periodically and while his/her main place of residence is in a foreign state and there is no requirement for an alien to get a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Poland.
Among other cases, the Polish business visa may be issued to an alien who periodically comes to the Republic of Poland to work or engage in any other lawful activity and whose main place of residence is in a foreign state. In this case, the visa (D) is issued for a period not exceeding one year.
Where visas are issued?
When filing a visa application or applying for a visa extension, it is necessary to indicate the expected duration of stay in Poland, i.e. to determine the term of visa validity. A foreigner should apply for a Schengen or national visa to the relevant body, i.e. either to a diplomatic mission or a consular post of the Republic of Poland abroad. Or, a foreigner can apply for a visa to a diplomatic mission or a consular post of another Schengen State representing the Republic of Poland abroad. If visiting several Schengen countries, a foreigner must apply at the embassy or consulate of his main destination or of the country he visits first if duration of visiting countries is similar.
VISA CHECKLIST Short-stay Visa (C) (documents required to submit)
1. Polish company documents, which shows that you are director, shareholder of this company;
2. A valid travel document – passport (its period of validity must exceed the validity period of the requested visa by at least three months);
3. A completed application form with 1 recent colour photographs in the size of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm with white / light background. The face should cover about 80% of the photo area;
4. Air ticket reservation;
5. Hotel reservation;
6. A copy of overseas medical insurance policy (equivalent to 30,000 euros, valid in Schengen area). Please carry your original insurance for verification at the time of submission of visa application form;
7. Cover letter from applicant, explaining the exact purpose and duration of stay in Poland (mini business plan);
8. Official letter from the employer stating exact purpose of travel, applicant’s designation and applicant’s monthly income;
9. Proof of employment for last 6 months (covering letter from employer, salary slips);
10. Personal bank account statement for last 6 months.
NOTE: The Embassy can ask any other documents that they feel are needed, you should contact the Embassy to inquire about this and if necessary – to reply to the business visa interview questions.
Please, send all required information to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will check whether your documents meet all the requirements established in laws. Business visa processing time is usually not too long, the whole process takes about 4 weeks. When we receive all this information and documents from you, we will prepare a business visa invitation letter approved by the Polish authorities within 2 weeks and send it to you. With this business visa invitation letter, you will have to apply to the Polish Embassy or Polish diplomatic missions and Schengen business visa will be issued to you within several weeks. Or, if your visa validity is over, we will provide you assistance for your visa extension. We also help you to prepare for business visa interview questions.
Refusal to Issue a visa
Sometimes due to some reasons, the Embassy does not issue you a Polish business visa. If this is your case and you think that the Embassy‘s decision is not motivated and you meet all the requirements established by laws to get a business visa, we may provide you assistance with Polish business visa as well as with preparing procedural documents and initiating legal procedure against the Embassy. The appeal letter goes to the Embassy where the case is being examined. Additional documents submitted by the applicant should be considered in conjunction with those sent previously. The visa department of the Polish Embassy can contact the applicant to clarify the data and / or request for new ones. In case of a positive decision, the applicant is invited to an interview with the Embassy. If the decision is negative, the applicant is notified about this letter indicating both the reasons for refusing to review the case and the general reasons for refusing to issue a visa.
However, if the refusal to issue a Polish business visa is obtained with the requirement of an additional interview or information, then it is logical to fulfil these requirements. The cost of the procedure of appeal is agreed with the client individually. Knowledge of law allows us manage these procedures successfully – we have our own know-how methods and we consider each case in a responsible and flexible way.