How to Get a Poland Visa? How to Apply for a Poland Visa?

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. Its neighbors are Germany to the west, the Czech Republic to the southwest, Slovakia to the south, Russia and Lithuania to the northeast, Belarus to the east, Ukraine to the southeast, and the Baltic Sea to the north. There are several routes that Turkish and foreign nationals who want to go to Poland should follow. The aforementioned blog has been written to be informative on this subject.

Who can apply to the diplomatic representation of Poland in Turkey?

  • If Poland is the only country you will go to in the Schengen area due to your travel purpose;
  • You want to visit more than one country in the Schengen area, but your main travel destination is Poland;
  • The country you are going to in the Schengen area is not clear due to your travel purpose, but if you are entering the Schengen area for the first time from the Polish border, you can apply to the Polish Diplomatic Representation.

First of all, before applying for a visa, you should decide which visa type you will apply for.

What are the Polish Visa Types?

1- Schengen Visa (C type visa)

  •  This visa allows you to stay in Poland or other Schengen countries for a maximum of 90 days during a 180-day period. This means that if you have not stayed in Schengen countries for more than 90 days in the last 180 days, you can be in those countries legally.

2- National Visa (D type visa)

  • You will need this visa if you want to stay in Poland for more than 90 days. The validity period of a national visa cannot exceed 1 year. If you are applying for asylum and repatriation, you should choose the national visa application.

3- Airport Transit Visa (Type A visa)

  • You should only choose this visa type if you plan to transfer from the international zone of an airport located in the Schengen area.
  • If you are planning to travel with a passport of one of the following countries, it will be beneficial for you to choose this visa type.

Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka.

Where are the documents required for Poland Visa Application Delivered? What are these documents?

The documents required for the Poland visa should be prepared as requested by the Polish Consulate General in Istanbul and the Polish Embassy in Ankara. Documents such as company documents, payroll, bank receipts, which we have detailed below, are the documents that the visa applicant will obtain from the companies and banks where he works. Travel health insurance, hotel and flight reservations should also be prepared. The documents to be submitted for the Poland visa must be documents showing the purpose of the Poland trip, the financial situation that can cover the travel expenses and the applicant's return to their country after the trip. It is important to carefully prepare the documents required for a Polish visa. Otherwise, there is a case of rejection.

Required Documents for Poland Visa:

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Visa Application Form and Commitment
  • Petition Explaining the Purpose of Travel to the Polish Embassy
  • Photocopy of identify card
  • 2 Biometric Photos
  • Approved Population Registration Sample
  • Protocol Letter
  • Round-trip Flight Reservation and Hotel Reservation
  • Documents Regarding Travel Expenses
  • Travel Health Insurance Policy
  • Education Documents
  • Financial documents

Visas are not issued for passports with a date of more than 10 years. After determining the visa type, you need to make an appointment and submit all your documents to the institution in full. Afterwards, you should follow the process by making the necessary payments for the visa to the institution.

What is Biometric Data Processing?

Visa applicants must register for biometric data processing.

A biometric photo may be sufficient for a national visa application. However, in the Schengen visa application, your fingerprint is also taken in addition to the photograph.

If you have applied for a Schengen visa in the last 5 years and your fingerprints have been taken, you do not need to get fingerprinted again.

The following persons are exempt from fingerprinting:

  • Children under the age of 12;
  • Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible
  • Heads of state or government, members of the national government and accompanying spouses and members of official delegations, if invited for an official purpose

What is Visa Information System?

As of 25 September 2014, all Schengen States consulates in Turkey started to use the Visa Information System (VBS). The Visa Information System is a central database that enables the exchange of information between the consular authorities of the Schengen Member States when evaluating short-term (up to 90 days) visa applications.

In the Visa Information System (VBS), all Schengen visa applications made by visa applicants in the last 5 years and visa decisions taken by Schengen Member Country Representations are included.


Law of 14 July 2016 on the Entry, Stay and Exit of Citizens of the European Union Member States and their Family Members from the Territory of the Republic of Poland (Official Gazette: 11 August 2006, with subsequent amendments No: 1525)

Foreigners Law dated 12 December 2013 (Official Gazette: 30 December 2013, Amendments Number: 1650)

Consular Law dated 25 June 2015 (Official Gazette: 31 August 2015, Rank No: 1274).

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