Visa Required:
Visa Processing Time:
About 15 working days.
Visa Appointment Required:
Visa Appointment Procedure:
Appointment is not required to submit a visa application.
Visa Application Fee:
EUR 60 payable in GBP only.
Free for applicants related to EEA nationals.
Payment can be made on the Visa Portal using Credit or Debit card.
Documents Required:
Application Form
Completed and signed application form with 2 recent passport size photos.
Need to be valid for more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with 1 blank page to affix the visa sticker. British Residence Permit must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
Confirmed booking of the accommodation covering the whole period of stay in Poland or the Schengen area. E-confirmation without proof of payment will not be accepted.
A valid return ticket or a certificate of a reserved and prepaid journey.
Financial Means
A recent statement of UK current account or traveller's cheques showing funds of a minimum of PLN 100 (Approximately GBP 25) per person per day to be spent in the Schengen area. Cash, Credit card and Saver account statements are not accepted as a proof of financial means.
Status Proof
A recent letter (issued not earlier than one month before applying) from the employer/school/university. The letter should state the applicant's position at the company.
Students: The letter should be addressed to the Visa Section of the Polish Consulate and include information about the kind of course, school attendance and intended period of leave/holidays taken for the journey.
Self-employed: evidence of registration of the applicant's business in the UK, or a letter from their solicitor or accountant.
Unemployed: proof of the applicant's entitlement to social benefits.
For housewife: letter from the husband's employer, marriage certificate and copy of the husband's passport.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance for the whole period of travel with a minimum amount of EUR 30,000 covering any medical, hospitalisation and repatriation costs valid for all member Schengen states.
Letter of Invitation
Required only if the applicant has been invited by a private person or visiting friends and family. A formal invitation from the host in Poland. A formal invitation (Zaproszenie) can be obtained by the host (person or institution) at the local municipal office in Poland (Urzad Wojewódzki). Invitation made by email or by fax will not be accepted. A Copy of the host's passport and Polish residence permit card (If the host is not a citizen of Poland) is also required.
Postal Application:
Only applicants who reside more than 200 miles from London can apply through post. The processing time for postal applications will increase.
Visa Application Procedure:
Application may be submitted personally or by a member of a family.
The applicant can submit their visa application between the following working hours: Monday-Wednesday: 9-14hrs, Thursday: 13-18hrs and on Friday: 9-14hrs.
Visa Collection Procedure:
The applicant can collect their passport between the following working hours: Monday-Wednesday: 9-14hrs, Thursday: 13-18hrs and on Friday: 9-14hrs.
General Visa Information:
Applications from non-UK residents (applicants on UK tourist/business or C visa) will not be accepted.
Visa can be applied from a maximum of 12 weeks before the start of the trip.
Applications can only be made at the embassy in London. Residents of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales should apply in London.
Poland Embassy Information:
73, New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6LS,
Tel. 08707742800, 08707742808
Fax. 02073232320

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