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Your Easy Guide To Poland Tourist Visa: Application, Requirements & Tips

Last Update: 10-04-2024

⚡Quick Summary

Do Indians need a visa to visit Poland?

Yes, all Indian passport holders require a Schengen visa to visit Poland for tourism and business related activities.

Processing time

15 to 21 Working Days

Poland schengen visa fees for Indians

  1. Poland visa fees: Euro 80
  2. VFS Appointment fees: Euro 11

Poland visa validity

180 Days (Depends on the embassy)

Poland visa stay duration

90 Days

How to apply for a Poland visa?

  1. Apply through Teleport in minutes.
  2. Apply through the VFS Visa Application Centre.

Documents required for Poland visa

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport 
  3. Photograph 
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Travel Itinerary
  6. Travel Medical Insurance - Euro 30,000
  7. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  8. Bank Statement (last 3 months)
  9. See other documents.
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Do I Need a Tourist Visa to Enter Poland?

Yes, Indian citizens require a tourist visa to enter Poland. Poland is part of the Schengen Area, and Indians need to obtain a Schengen visa to visit Poland for tourism. This visa allows you to travel within the Schengen Zone, including Poland, for a period of up to 90 days within a 180-day period for tourism purposes.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Documents Required for Poland Tourist Visa
  3. How to Apply for a Poland Tourist Visa?
  4. When and Where to Apply for a Poland Tourist Visa?
  5. Fees and Processing Time for Poland Tourist Visa
  6. How to Check Visa Status for Poland Tourist Visa
  7. What to do if my Poland Tourist Visa is Denied?
  8. Additional Resources
  9. Conclusion
  10. FAQs

Introduction

For Indian citizens dreaming of exploring the historic landscapes and vibrant culture of Poland, obtaining a tourist visa is the first step. As part of the Schengen Area, Poland requires Indian travellers to secure a Schengen visa, which grants them access not only to Poland but also to other Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. 

This guide is designed to simplify the visa application process, outlining the necessary documents and application steps to ensure a smooth journey to Poland.

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Documents Required for Poland Tourist Visa

Mandatory Documents

Visa Application Form

Signed by the applicant twice ensuring the signature matches that in your passport.

Original Passport

  • Valid for at least 3 months beyond  intended travel
  • Must have at least 2 blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous 10 years
  • Provide copies of the passport data pages and previous Polish/Schengen visas if applicable.

Photograph

  • 2 colour photographs
  • Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm
  • Not older than 6 months
  • White background

Bank Statement

  • Original bank statement for the last three months, stamped and signed by the bank.
  • Recommended bank balance is at least Polish Złoty (PLN) 300 per day per traveller.

Income Tax Returns

Include income tax return acknowledgments for the last two assessment years.

Cover Letter

Clearly state your travel purpose and duration, list attached documents, and provide any additional relevant information.

Travel Itinerary

Include a certificate from the travel agency confirming your organised trip or other documents outlining your travel plans.

Travel Insurance

Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros, specifying coverage for accidents, illness, medical emergencies, and evacuation.

Proof of Accommodation

  • Provide an original document confirming available accommodation during your stay. 
  • If hosted, submit proof of their right to host guests.

Flight Reservation

If visiting multiple Schengen States, show proof of an intra-Schengen flight reservation or travel details, including dates and entry/exit points.

Residence Proof

Provide an ID confirming your residence in the jurisdiction of the Embassy/Consulate.

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Attach pay slips for the last three months,
  • Your employment contract, and
  • Your employer's statement approving your holidays.

If Self-Employed

Include your company's registration certificate with GST registration for Indian companies.

If Retired

  • Attach pension statements for the last three months and
  • Proof of regular income from property or business ownership

If Unemployed

Include proof of regular income, like your spouse's financial means, along with marriage documents

If Minor

Provide proof of financial means from parent(s)/legal guardian(s) along with required legal documents.

If Visiting Family/Friends

Include an invitation letter, evidence of their legal residence, and proof of your relationship.

How to Apply for a Poland Tourist Visa?

Apply for Your Poland Visa with Teleport

To apply for a Poland visa via Teleport, simply follow these straightforward steps:

Step 1: Begin Your Application

Navigate to the Teleport website, locate the Poland visa application section, and click on 'Apply for Visa' to get started.

Step 2: Enter Your Information and Complete Payment

Upload clear images of your passport's front and back. Opt for Teleport to autofill your data or enter it manually. Finalise the payment for the visa fee on Teleport, choosing to pay in full or in instalments.

Step 3: Compile Required Documents

A Teleport relationship manager will guide you in collecting all the necessary documents for your Poland visa application.

Step 4: Schedule Your Appointment

Your Teleport relationship manager will set up an appointment for you at your nearest VFS visa application centre at a time that suits you.

Step 5: Visit the VFS Center for Biometric Data Submission

Visit the VFS Visa Application Center at the appointed time to provide your biometrics and submit all required documents. Arriving at least 30 minutes early is recommended for a seamless experience.

After your application has been reviewed by the consulate, they will make a decision and return your documents via VFS.

You can choose to have your passport sent to your home or pick it up from the VFS visa centre.

Apply for a Poland Visa at VFS Global Visa Application Centre in India

Applying for a Poland Visa at a VFS Global Application Centre in India involves these steps for a smooth visa acquisition process:

Step 1: Select the Appropriate Visa Type

First, pick the visa category that fits your travel plans to Poland, ensuring you fulfil all the criteria. Familiarise yourself with the required documents, processing times, and applicable Poland tourist visa  fees. If your documents are not in English, consider having them translated.

Step 2: Gather All Required Documents

Collect every document necessary for the Poland visa application. Read on for a detailed list of what you'll need.

Step 3: Complete the Visa Application Form

After choosing your visa type and assembling your documents, select the correct visa category and fill out the Poland tourist visa application form.

Step 4: Book an Appointment

Following your application, schedule an appointment at the VFS Visa Application Centre for your biometric data submission. You will get a confirmation email and an appointment letter. If you're applying as a family or a group, each member must schedule their appointment individually.

LocationStates/Territories Served

New Delhi

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi (NCR), Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

Mumbai

Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Step 5: Pay the Visa Fee

After submitting your application, proceed to pay the visa fee. If you've opted to bring a printed form to the Visa Application Centre, you can pay the fee during your appointment.

Step 6: Submit Your Application in Person

Print out the completed Poland tourist visa application form and bring it along with all your required documents to submit in person at the Visa Application Centre.

Visa Application Centres for Poland

LocationOperating Hours (Mon - Fri)

New Delhi

09:00 - 16:00

Mumbai

09:00 - 16:00

Bangalore

09:00 - 16:00

Kolkata

09:00 - 16:00

Chennai

09:00 - 16:00

Chandigarh

09:00 - 16:00

Ahmedabad

09:00 - 16:00

Hyderabad

09:00 - 16:00

Jaipur

09:00 - 16:00

Lucknow

09:00 - 16:00

Attend in person to submit your application unless otherwise instructed.

Step 7: Track Your Visa Application

Use the VFS tracking tool online to check your application's status, requiring your reference number and date of birth.

Step 8: Collect Your Visa

Once ready, collect your passport with the visa from the Visa Application Centre. To pick up in person, bring the Centre's receipt and valid ID. If you can't collect it yourself, another person can do so with a signed letter of authorization, your receipt, and their ID.

For collection times and more details, contact the Visa Application Centre within their working hours.

When and Where to Apply for a Poland Tourist Visa?

To apply for a Poland tourist visa, the process and locations vary depending on your current country of residence. Generally, the procedure involves several key steps, starting with determining the right type of visa, gathering necessary documents, and submitting your application through the appropriate channels. Here's a general overview of when and where to apply for a Poland tourist visa:

When to Apply

It's recommended to apply for your Poland tourist visa at least 3 months before your intended travel date but no earlier than 6 months before your trip. 

Take into account the processing time for a Poland tourist visa, which can vary but generally takes about 15 to 21 calendar days. It might take longer during peak travel seasons or under specific circumstances.

Where to Apply

  1. Visa Application Centers (VFS Global): Poland often outsources visa application collection to VFS Global in countries outside the Schengen area. You'll need to submit your application in person at a VFS Global centre or a Polish consulate/embassy, depending on your location.
  2. Teleport Visa Services:  For a comprehensive and guided Poland visa application experience, Teleport offers services that include handling the entire process from application initiation to scheduling your Poland visa appointment seamlessly. They assist in preparing and gathering necessary documents and can arrange an appointment at the nearest VFS Global centre as required.

VFS Visa Centre in India for Poland Visa Application

If you're applying from India, here are specific locations where you can submit your Poland tourist visa application at VFS Global Visa Application Centres:

These centres operate Monday through Friday, generally from 09:00 to 16:00, but it's wise to check the exact operating hours and whether you need an appointment before visiting.

Fees and Processing Time for Poland Tourist Visa

Fees

Visa TypeFee TypeAmount

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

VFS Appointment Fees

Euro 11 (INR 970/-)

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

Embassy Fees (up to 6 years old)

No Fees

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

Embassy Fees (6 to 12 years)

Euro 40 (INR 3,520/-)

Schengen Visa (Type - C)

Embassy Fees (12+ years)

Euro 80 (INR 7,200/-)

Processing Time

Processing time for a Poland visa generally takes about 15 calendar days from the date of application submission. However, this duration can extend under certain circumstances, such as peak travel seasons or if additional documentation is needed. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance of their travel date to accommodate any potential delays.

How to Check Visa Status for Poland Tourist Visa

Stay Updated on your Poland visa application with Teleport

If you applied through Teleport, you can receive real-time updates via WhatsApp, email, or directly on the Teleport Dashboard.

To Check Your Application on the Teleport Dashboard:

  1. Visit the Teleport Dashboard.
  2. Locate the ‘Your Applications’ section.
  3. Select the application you submitted to see its current status.

Track Your Poland Visa Application Status with VFS Global

You can also check the status of your Poland visa application through VFS Global:

  1. Go to the VFS application tracking website.
  2. Choose the country where you applied for your visa.
  3. Enter the application reference number provided to you after payment at the VFS centre.
  4. Type in your last name.

What to do if my Poland Tourist Visa is Denied?

Option 1: Reapply for a Visa

If your Polish visa application was rejected, you're free to apply again immediately. It's important, however, to address any reasons for the previous rejection in your new application. Remember, a new application doesn't guarantee visa approval.

Option 2: Appeal the Decision

Should you wish to challenge the rejection, you have 14 days from the date you collected your passport to appeal. This involves submitting your passport again, writing a letter of appeal, and paying the visa fee once more.

At the Embassy in New Delhi, you can submit your documents on weekdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm without scheduling another appointment.

At the Consulate General in Mumbai, reconsideration requests are accepted in person, Monday to Friday, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Challenging Schengen Visa Revocation or Annulment

If you object to the revocation or annulment of your Schengen visa, you can ask for a review within 14 days from the decision date, at the same consulate that made the initial decision.

For both the Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulate General in Mumbai, appointments for reconsideration must be booked via email.

There's no fee for reconsidering after a revocation or annulment.

Filing Complaints

If you're dissatisfied with the reconsideration outcome, you can lodge a complaint with the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw within 30 days. The complaint must be submitted through the consul.

There are no consular fees for filing a complaint, but be prepared to cover any court-related fees.

Conclusion

Navigating the process of applying for a Poland tourist visa can seem daunting, but with the right preparation and understanding of the Poland tourist visa requirements, it's a straightforward path to your next adventure. 

From ensuring you have all the required documents to understanding Poland tourist visa fees and processing times, this guide aims to equip you with all the information you need. 

For a convenient Poland visa application, you might consider using Teleport. Our easy-to-use platform streamlines the application process, guaranteeing that your submission complies with all the essential criteria.

Our dedicated support team is available to answer your questions and help you with your needs. Call 073148 52914 or connect with us on WhatsApp anytime.

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