Getting a Polish Visa
If you are not a citizen of EU, you will need to apply for the National ‘D’ type visa which allows you to study in Poland for 365 days from the day it is issued. After arriving, you should apply for the Temporary Residence Permit before your visa expires to prolong your stay.
STEPS TO APPLY FOR THE VISA
- Search for the visa consulate that will process your application, CLICK HERE
- Register yourself with the local consulate by filling up the online visa application form
- Collect all the required documents
- Visit the embassy on the scheduled date of appointment
- Take the visa interview
- Get your entry visa (National D Visa) to Poland
If you cannot find any near appointment, you need to login and keep refreshing the appointment page because people cancel their appointments and that spot opens up for grab.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR NATIONAL D VISA
To get the Polish Visa, you must submit as per the embassy’s guided documents. Failing to do so may result to a refusal of getting the visa. Most Polish Embassies ask students to submit the following documents:
G. Proof of Financial Means
H. University Admission Letter
I. Tuition fees payment receipt
Please note that, in individual cases, the embassy may ask the applicant to submit more documents.
The university is only concerned with your admission and tuition fees payments. In Poland, most universities ask the students to pay one semester’s tuition fees before issuing the Admission Letter. However, your local embassy may have a different requirement. For example, the Polish Embassy in New Delhi requires the students to pay entire tuition fees in advance if the study period is shorter than one year or first year’s tuition fees if the program is longer than a year.
To avoid the misunderstanding, read the embassy’s requirements carefully before paying your tuition fees to the university or contact with the consular department if necessary.
Beside the paid tuition fees, the embassy also wants to see that you have
- at least 800 Zloty per month for the intended period of stay or for maximum 12 months and
- 2,500 Zloty for the return ticket (if your country is not neighbouring with the Polish territory)
So if you are a Master Level student and your yearly tuition fees is 10,000 Zloty, you shall show:
10,000 + (9600 x 2) + 2,500 = 31,700 Zloty (€7500 approximately).
To prove the possession of required fund, most Polish embassies ask the students to provide an original private bank account statement dully signed and stamped by the bank. The statement shall not be older than 2 weeks and have at least 3 months’ transactions. However, some embassy may accept a sponsor’s bank account statement and also ask for a longer than 3 months’ bank statement.