Poland Schengen Visa applications and Poland Residence Permit are submitted in Embassy of Poland in New Delhi.
A bit about Poland
Poland has survived centuries of conflict to emerge as a proud, independent country, ready to assume her new role in modern history. Visitors to Poland are discovering what the locals have long known, that Poland is a country rich in fine culture, scenic landscapes, and extraordinary historical sites. Whether exploring the nation’s vibrant cities, the lakes and forests of her picturesque countryside or some of the other tourist attractions in Poland, visitors are sure to bring away rich memories.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Poland in New Delhi
The Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi accepts visa applications of the citizens residing in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, The Maldives, Nepal and the following states of India:
Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Sikkim, Asam, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, and stateless persons.
Visa Application Process at Embassy of Poland in New Delhi
Follow our updated guide to get complete acquaintance with Poland Schengen Visa application’s requirements.
Step 1: Visit Website
You will begin by visiting the official website of the Embassy of Poland in New Delhi. Other diplomatic missions of Poland include Consulate-General of Poland in Mumbai and Consulate General of Mumbai in Chennai.
Step 2: Appointment at the Embassy of Poland in New Delhi
Appointments will be booked via VFS.
On the new window, you are required to click on ‘VFS Visa Application Center’.
You will click on ‘Schedule Appointment’ for booking an appointment with staffers of the Embassy of Poland in New Delhi.
Step 3: Biometric Data
As from 2 November 2015 following the introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), all Schengen visa applicants in India have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). The photograph can be digitally taken at the time of the application or scanned from an existing one. For subsequent applications within 5 years, the fingerprints can be copied from the previous application file in the VIS.
In case of reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant, the consulate will collect again fingerprints within the 5 year period specified above. Furthermore, the applicant may request that they be collected if, at the time when the application is lodged, it cannot be immediately confirmed that the fingerprints were collected within this 5 years period.
Visa applicants’ biometric data can be collected by Schengen States’ consulates and external service providers but not commercial intermediaries (e.g. travel agencies).
Step 4: Documents
Following documents will accompany your Poland Schengen Visa Application:
The applicant shall present a valid travel document (passport), the validity of which extends at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States (or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States). It shall contain at least two blank pages and shall have been issued within the previous 10 years.
Employees: Payslips for the last three months, employment contract and employers statement on approval of holidays
Documentary evidence of the applicant’s professional activity:
Student: a letter confirming enrolment in the college /university.
Self-Employed: PAN registration and bank statements covering the last 3 months/Company Registration proof.
Pension: Pension statement for the last three months or proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business.
Evidence of social status in India.
Proof of financial means:
Copy of bank statements covering the last 3 months and any other document that may provide information about the applicant’s solvency.
Income tax declaration for the last two assessment years.
If Sponsored: Proof of Sponsorship.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the company or educational institution.
Leave permission from the company or educational institution.
The consent of the parental authority or legal guardian should be required only if the minor travels alone or only with one parent
Step 5: Interview at Embassy of Poland in New Delhi
You will appear for an interview at the Embassy of Poland in New Delhi at the time and the day that you’ve picked from the VFS. Usually, the Embassy of Poland will consume as many as 15 days to process your visa application.