The sixth most populous member state of the European Union, Poland, has a population of 38.307 million and an area of 312,696km2. Officially known as the Republic of Poland, the country has one of the most dynamic economies in the EU.
It joined the Schengen Area in 2007, since when all world travelers can enter AMERICAN VISA FROM Poland with a Schengen visa, and lodge a Schengen visa application at the Polish Embassy/consulate at their country of residence.
Poland has a growing tourism, with 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, its capital Warsaw and other major cities as Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk and Szczecin.
Some of the top tourist attractions in Poland are the Wawel Castle, the Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Malbork Castle, the Gdansk Old Town, Masurian lakes, and of course its capital Warsaw.
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Poland Entry Requirements
When you show at the Polish port of entry, you will have to present some travel and identification documents to the Austrian border officer. If you are an EEA national, all you have to carry is your identification document.
On the other hand, if you are a non-EEA citizen, you will have to submit the documents listed below:
- A valid passport or travel document. Valid for at least three more months beyond your planned date of exit from Schengen, and issued within the last 10 years.
- A visa – if you are subject to Polish visa regime.
- Documents proving the purpose and conditions of intended stay. As i.e. an invitation letter.
- Proof of sufficient financial funds. A minimum of 300 PLN or 67.76€ per 3-day stays. And an amount of at least 100 PLN or 22.59€ per each day of stay, if your trip is longer.
Aside of these documents, the Polish border officer may ask you a few questions about your trip to Poland like:
- What is your purpose of visiting Poland?
- How long do you intend to stay in Poland?
- Where are you going to stay in Poland? Etc.
Keep in mind that the border police holds the final decision if you shall be permitted to enter Poland or not. If the Polish border officer concludes that you are no risk for AMERICAN VISA FROM New Zealand, upon checking your documents, you will be permitted to enter Poland, and thus the Schengen territory.
Please, make sure that the Polish border officer stamps your passport when you enter Poland. Without a stamp, you could be fined or detained from Poland.
Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Enter Poland?
Apply for a short-stay visa to enter Poland and any other member country of the Schengen zone, before heading to this area, if you belong to one of the following categories:
- You are a passport holder of a third-world country that has not reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states.
- You are a passport holder of a third-world country that has signed a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states, but you were previously rejected from entering Poland or any other Schengen country.
Additional Polish Visa Requirements Based on Your Employment Status
The additional Poland visa requirements depending on your working status are as follows:
- Employment contract
- Current bank statement of the latest 6 months
- Leave permission from the employer
- Income Tax Return (ITR) form
- A copy of your business license
- Company bank statement of the latest 6 months
- Income Tax Return (ITR)
If a student:
- Proof of enrollment
- No-objection certificate from school or university
- Pension statement of the latest 6 months
- Proof of regular income generated by property, for the last 6 months