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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • VISAS

  • The Embassy of Poland in Kuwait is competent for processing visa applications from nationals and legal residents of the following countries: Kuwait, Bahrain

     

     

    ALL VISA ISSUES

    REQUIRE REGISTRATION FOR APPOINTMENTS THROUGH

    www.e-konsulat.gov.pl

     

     

     

    REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

     

    To register for a visa appointment, please go to www.e-konsulat.gov.pl --> Visas. Then, depending on the period of intended stay, choose “Schengen visa – register form” or “National visa – register form”. Schengen is for short-stay, up to 3 months; national is for 3-12 months (work, studies, etc.).

     

    Please be careful to choose to correct option. Choosing “… - fill  in form” will direct you to a different application and you will be unable to apply correctly.

     

    The system will show you available appointment dates. Please note that appointment dates are granted independently of the embassy,  based on the missions capacity and applicants’ demand. It is therefore not possible to receive an earlier appointment date.

     

    After you complete the online application form (make sure to click “submit” and/or “print”), a PDF will pop out. Please save it, print it  and bring to the appointment. The exact appointment time will be visible on the last page of the PDF form.

     

    Please note that all applications need to be submitted personally by the applicants. We do not accept applications submitted by post, courier or anybody else than the applicants themselves. This requirement is stipulated in EU law.

     

    You will need to provide required documents  along with your application form.

     

     Persons requiring a visa to enter Poland should submit their applications at least 3 weeks prior to the travel date. The procedure usually takes 14 days.

     

    Requirements:

    1. Application form available online
    2. International passport

    Validity of a minimum of 3 months from the date of expiry of the requested visa.

    Signed by a bearer, passport not older than 10 years (issued within the past 10 years).

    1. In case of passport holders of other countries

    Residence permit is required – validity of a minimum of 3 months from the date of expiry of the requested visa.

    1. 2 recent biometric passport sized photographs (3,5X4,5 cm)

    Photo must not be older than 6 months. A font view of face covering 70-80% of the photo. Plain white background. Clear facial features, not covered by hair or eye glasses. Head coverings are only accepted for religious reasons

    1. Schengen insurance. Valid in all Schengen States, minimum coverage 30. 000 Euro including costs of the repatriation of the body in case of death.

    Conditions must be stated either on insurance document or on separate confirmation letter.

    1. Flight reservation (return)
    2. Copy of passport – data page and previous visas.
    3. Copies of all original required documents presented to support the visa application form.
    4. Fee – 23 KWD

     

    Minors travelling alone or with one parent – additional documents

    1.    Letter of consent from parent(s)/legal guardian(s) done in the presence of a Notary Public and superlegalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait;

    2.    Birth certificate of the minor;

    3.    National ID card/passport parent(s)/legal guardian(s).

    Visa applications of minors need to be signed by both parents

     

     

    Tourism – additional documents

    1.    Hotel reservation or proof of other accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an official invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    2.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intendedstay, such as: letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; salary certificate, proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    3.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Family or friends visits – additional documents

    1.    Copy of written and signed invitation from inviting person, stating conditions of visit (period of stay, who covers expenses etc.);

    2.    Hotel reservation or proof of other accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends or being sponsored by Polish/EU citizens in any other way, an official invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

     

    3.    For friends visits – proof of friendly relationship between applicant and person to be visited (correspondence, photos, etc.); an official invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki)

    4.    Photocopy of inviting person’s Polish/EU passport/national ID (if applicable) and – in case the inviting person is not a Polish/EU citizen – photocopy of the inviting person’s visa or residence  permit in Poland/EU;

    5.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

     

     

    Business visa – additional documents

    1.    Invitation from inviting person or institution, stating the purpose and conditions of visit (period of stay, who covers expenses etc.), on a head letter paper, signed by an authorized person;

    Invitation letter from company/authority in Poland/Schengen Area with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or

    Information on event/congress/trade fair, i.e. information about organizer/host incl. full address in Poland/represented Schengen country, duration of event and purpose of participation (e.g. con-firmed congress participation, trade fair visitor’s ticket or exhibitor’s ticket, confirmation proof of trade fair exhibitor) and/or

    Information reflecting the existence of trade relations or relations for work purposes stating de-tails of company in Poland/represented Schengen country and Kuwait.

    2.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary certificate; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor

     

     

    Studies, courses, research etc. – additional documents

    1.    Copy of acceptance letter;

    2.    All documents required by the institution;

    3.    Confirmation of payment of fees (if applicable);

    4.    Documents for legalization (if applicable) – more info: Legalization of documents;

    5.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends an official invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki)

    6.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary certificate; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    7.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Scientific, cultural, sports, religious events etc. – additional documents

    1.    Copy of invitation/acceptance letter, indicating purpose and duration of stay;

    2.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation; for applicants planning to stay with family or friends, an official invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    3.    Proof of registration and payment of fees (if applicable);

    4.    Any other documents required by the host institution;

    5.    Documents proving applicant’s qualifications for the purpose of the visit (proof of employment in a related field, career history; certificates, diplomas, etc.);

    6.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary slips/certificate; proof of business ownership; bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

    7.    Documents regarding applicants family situation (marriage/birth certificates).

     

    Medical treatment – additional documents

    1.    Certificate from the applicant's physician or a hospital in country of residence, confirming the need for specific medical treatment to be provided in the country of destination;

    2.    Copy of written, official confirmation of the receiving medical institution that it can perform the specific medical treatment and that the patient will be accepted accordingly;

    3.    Proof of pre-payment of the treatment or other proof of sufficient financial means to cover the medical treatment and related expenses, such as additional insurance coverage;

    4.    Any other correspondence between the sending and receiving sides, if available;

    5.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation. For applicants planning to stay with family or friends, an official invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    6.    Documents regarding applicant’s sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay, such as: introduction letter from employer with employer’s consent for travel; salary certificate; proof of business ownership; personal/business bank account statements; proof of income generated by property; letter from sponsor and documents regarding sponsor’s financial situation;

     

     

    Work purposes – additional documents

    1.    Copy of work permit;

    2.    Written information from employer regarding conditions of employment;

    3.    Written proof of how contact was made with the potential employee and how his skills were verified;

    4.    Documents proving applicant’s qualifications for the purpose of the visit (proof of employment in a related field, career history; certificates, diplomas, etc.);

    5.    All other required documents (permits, qualifications, licenses etc.);

    6.    Hotel reservation or proof of another accommodation. For applicants planning to stay with family or friends an official invitation registered with appropriate Polish authorities (Urzad Wojewodzki) is required;

    7.    Documents regarding applicants family situation, such as marriage/birth certificates.  

     

    SPECIFIC RULES REALTING TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU CITIZENS

    These rules apply to foreigners who travel to a Member State (or already reside in this state) being another Member State of the EU than the state whose citizen is his family member - a citizen of the EU.

     Processing of their visa application is exempted from the visa fee.

    1. EU citizens are citizens of  the EU Member States, citizens of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and citizens of the Swiss Confederation.

    2. The family members of an EU citizen are:

    a) a spouse,

    b) a child under 21 dependant on the parent who is a citizen of an EU Member State, on the spouse or on the registered partner of a citizen of an EU Member State,

    c) a parent dependant on a citizen of an EU Member State, on the spouse or on the registered partner of a citizen of an EU Member State.

    3. To obtain a visa you are required to submit the following documents:

    a) filled in and signed visa application form - printed out from our website,

    b) valid passport,

    c) biometric photograph,

    d) document proving the relation mentioned in point 2,

    e) document proving the fact of accompanying or joining an EU citizen.

    4. Refusal to grant a visa

    The visa is refused when:

    a) the data of the foreigner are present in the register of foreigners whose stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland is undesirable or

    b) it is justified by national security or defense, the protection of public safety and order or the interest of the Republic of Poland.

    The refusal to grant a visa takes the form of a decision. The applicant has the right to appeal against the decision with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    Legal bases:

    Act of 14 July 2006 on the entry on the territory of the Republic of Poland, stay and exit from this territory of the EU citizens and members of their families ((Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 11 August 2006, item 1525)[1]

    Act of 12 December 2013 on the foreigners (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 30 December 2013, item 1650)

    Act of 25 June 2015 – consular law (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 31 August 2015, item 1274)

    [1] This act incorporates in the national legal system the European Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the EU and EEA member states (Journal of Laws of the EU, 30 April 2004).

     

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