Schengen - Simplified Visa Procedure for FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU CITIZENS
- Schengen - Simplified Visa Procedure for FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU CITIZENS
SIMPLIFIED VISA PROCEDURE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU CITIZENS
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This procedure applies only to family members of EU nationals who do not have Polish citizenship or do not have a permanent residence in Poland.
EU nationals include:
- nationals of EU member states,
- nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
A family member of an EU national is:
- a partner with whom an EU national formed a partnership under the law of a given EU state, provided that this country’s law recognizes a formal partnership as equal to a marriage,
- a child under 21 who is dependent on an EU national, his/her spouse or partner.
- free of charge,
- without prior appointment.
- A printed and signed visa application (filled in online),
- A recent photo in colour 35 x 45 mm size,
- A valid passport,
- A document confirming marriage or partnership with an EU national,
- A document confirming that you accompany an EU national in his/her journey or join him/her in their place of residence.
REFUSAL TO ISSUE A VISA FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU CITIZENS:
A visa is refused when:
- the applicant applies for entry during the period of validity of the entry concerning that person on the list of foreigners whose stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland is undesirable or
- the stay of that person on the territory of the Republic of Poland may pose a threat to the defense or security of the state or the protection of public safety and order or public health.
- Refusal to issue a visa by a consul takes the form of a decision. The decision to refuse a visa may be appealed against to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Act of 14 July 2006 on the entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland, residence and departure from this territory of citizens of European Union Member States and their family members (Journal of Laws of 11 August 2006, item 1525) L11 (Given the Act implements the Directive No. 2004/38 EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States into the national legal order (Journal of Laws UE L of on April 30, 2004).
- Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (Journal of Laws of 30 December 2013, item 1650, as amended). Act of June 25, 2015, Consular Law (Journal of Laws of August 31, 2015, item 1274).