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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO PROCESS VISA APPLICATION

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Consular Section is open to the public on Tuesday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and Wednesday to Friday from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.

     

    Please note that it will not be able to apply for visa on the date which you have selected if your required documents are not ready. It is possible to correct some information on the printed-out application form, but there’s a possibility that the form can be rejected if there are too many information to correct.

    The stay in the Schengen area should not exceed 90 days in a 6 month period.

     

    The person should come to the Embassy by himself/herself(applying through agent is forbidden) with required documents prepared. About the information of visa free countries, you can check in ‘homepage -> shortcuts -> visa free countries’ and also alien registration card is essential in order to apply visa at the Embassy of Republic of Poland in Seoul. Applying visa for over 90 days with the purpose of business work is only allowed to person who has the ‘permanent residence’ specified on the back of the alien registration card. Everyone without this previous case has to apply in their countries of permanent residence.

     

    The Schengen visa is valid for the following 24 european countries:

    Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. A Schengen visa issued by an Embassy or Consulate of the above countries allows the holder to travel freely in all of these countries.

     

    WHERE SHOULD YOU APPLY?

    1. If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, apply at the Embassy or Consulate of that particular country. You apply at the Embassy or Consulate in whose jurisdiction you are a permanent resident.

    2. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination.

    3. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry. In principle, you should apply in person at the Embassy in whose jurisdiction you reside.

     

     

     

     

    WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?

     

    1. A correctly completed Visa Application Form

    The consular section is only accepting the printed application form with a barcode from the website “www.e-konsulat.gov.pl

    Embassy does not print the application form for applicants, so please check the connection between the computer and the printer before you fill the form.

     

    2. One recent (maximum 3 months old) passport sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) with white background. This photo should be submitted loose.

     

    Photos have to meet the following requirements: 
    -Only photos of a very high quality can be accepted 
    -Photos should not have any stapler pin marks disfiguring the face or the background 
    -Size of the photo 35 mm X 45 mm 
    -Proportion of the head in the photo must be  70 - 80 % of the complete photo 
    -Photos should have a white background

    *)For person who wears glasses:

    -Eye wear glasses or contact lenses should not have any colors contained

    -The glasses frame should not cover any of your eyes

    -Reflection of light should not appear in the photo

    *)For person who wears additional clothes by reason of religion:

    -Chin, forehead and both sides of cheek should appear clearly

    -Face should not be shaded

    Any photos which does not satisfy the details above cannot be submitted.

     

    3. A passport or a travel document valid at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from Poland and with at least 3 blank pages remaining for use. Visa cannot be issued if passport condition is poor and/or its genuine could be doubtful. Also the valid Alien Registration card is needed.

     

    4. Visa processing Fees: 60 EUR (Payment in Korean currency KRW: 78280 KRW)

    For children from the age of six years and below the age of 12 years, one shall pay a visa fee of 35 EUR (ONLY FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION)

    Only Cash with accurate amount is available(Card/Check is not permitted).

     

    5. Evidence of your financial status: e.g. pay slips, other evidence of income and your original bank statements covering at least the previous three months from your main bank.(Please do not confuse the bank statement with the copy of bankbook) Last balance which is specified in your transaction history would have to be enough to cover your stay in Schengen countries.

     

    6. If you are employed – the original letter from your employer stating your position, salary, length of employment and that you have been granted a leave from your job.

     

    7. If you are self-employed - your company documentation: e.g. Chamber of Commerce registration, most recent tax certificates, company registration, evidence that your business has been conducted.

     

    8. If you are a student - student registration document, evidence of attendance and permission to take a leave.

     

    9. If you have a Polish sponsor - officially registered letter of invitation from Wojewoda Office.

     

    10. Evidence of flight arrangements

     

    11. Evidence of hotel reservation or any other accommodation arrangement

     

    12. Copy of both sides of Alien Registration Card and passport.

     

    13. Travel  medical insurance must include medical expense coverage for sickness and accident with a minimum coverage respectively  equal to 30000 Euros. The destination in the insurance policy needs to be specified as ‘Schengen Areas’ or ‘Schengen Countries’ or ‘Worldwide’(only the applicants for Schengen Visa).

    Please also submit insurance payment confirmation(receipt / bank transfer confirmation slip/ card sales slip etc.).

     

     

    FOREIGNERS APPLYING FOR VISA WITH THE OBJECT OF BUSINESS WORK must appear personally and additionally present:

    1. Original "Promise for Issuing the Work Permit", issued by appropriate local executive authorities (office of Wojewoda) in Poland or employer's written declaration confirming the intention to employ the alien if the work permit is not required. Original invitation letter from the company in Poland/from the organizer of the event is also essential. An official invitation letter needs to have stamp and signature, specifying;

     - the full address and contacts of the company

     - the name and position of the countersigning officer

     - purpose and duration of the visit

     - detailed program

     - the person or the entity who will bear applicant’s travel and living costs

     - whether the sponsor gives financial guaranty for the applicant’s return to South Korea

    Please remember that PDF file or it’s printed out version are not treated as original. Original document must be directly sent to Korea from Poland by post.

    English language teachers planning to work in Poland at universities (colleges) instead of work permit certificate must submit Certificate of Employment issued by President of that university/college.

     

    2. Original "Resident Register" (Household Register) issued by Gu Office or Dong Office confirming official address in Republic of Korea. This certification should be directly issued by the window for civil petitions, not by printing out through website or by automatic machine. Certification issued by the staff at the window has the additional government’s official stamp on it. If it’s printed out version or by automatic machine, Apostille is essentially needed.

     

     

    FOREIGNERS WITH THE PURPOSE OF TRAVELLING must additionally provide:

    1. Trip plan

    There’s no official form for this document, so please feel free to make it by yourself in the form which you want. Detailed explanations(date, visiting place etc.) will be needed.

    2. If you have Polish sponsor, original invitation letter issued by appropriate local executive authorities (office of Wojewoda) in Poland should be submitted.

     

     

     

    SPOUSES ACCOMPANYING THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES IN THEIR LONG STAY IN POLAND must additionally provide:

    1. Original of "Family Register" translated into English and must be legalized by the Notary Office. If you plans to prepare the certification issued by Gu Office or Dong Office, this certification should be directly issued by the window for civil petitions, not by printing out through website or by automatic machine. Certification issued by the staff at the window has the additional government’s official stamp on it. If it’s printed out version or by automatic machine, Apostille is essentially needed.

     

     

     

    STUDENTS APPLYING FOR STUDENT'S VISA  must additionally provide:

    1. Original confirmation from school or university, that applying person was accepted as a student of that school(document should specify minimum period of time in Poland needed to complete his or her course of study). 

    Please remember that PDF file or it’s printed out version are not treated as original. Original document must be directly sent to Korea from Poland by post.

     

    2. Certificate from the home/Korean university/school confirming student's status.

     

     

    MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE) TRAVELLING ALONE OR WITH ONLY ONE PARENT:

    1. minor’s birth certificate

    2. an identity document bearing the parents’ signature (1 document for each parent)

    3. a declaration of consent from both parents stating that the minor can travel

    4. a declaration from the minor’s school consenting his/her absence

     

     

    COST OF VISA APPLICATION

    The visa application fee is non-refundable, whether your visa is actually issued or not.

    Visa processing Fees: 60 EUR (Payment in Korean currency KRW: 78280 KRW)

    For children from the age of six years and below the age of 12 years, one shall pay a visa fee of 35 EUR (ONLY FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION)

    Only Cash with accurate amount is available(Card/Check is not permitted).

     

     

    REMARKS:

    The Consul can always request more documents.

    The applicant is hereby informed that submitting the before mentioned documents does not guarantee automatic issuance of the visa.

    Please note that holders of Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control upon first entry into a Schengen country and are therefore not guaranteed automatic entry even when they hold a valid Schengen visa.

     

    The visa processing time will take approximately 10 working days.

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