Visa Applying Process
- Visa Applying Process
Visa Applying Process
WHICH CONSULAR OFFICE IS COMPETENT TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR A UNIFORM VISA?
- If you plan to visit a specific Schengen country, please contact the Embassy/Consulate of the Schengen country whose territory is the sole destination of your visit(s).
- If your visit includes more than one destination or if several separate visits are to be made within a period of two months, you should contact the Embassy/Consulate of the Schengen State whose territory is the main destination of the visit or visits in terms of length of stay, counted in days, or purpose of stay.
- If the main point of stay cannot be determined, please contact the Embassy/Consulate of the Schengen State whose external border you will cross first to enter the territory of the Member States.
- The Member State competent to consider and decide on the application for a uniform transit visa is:
- a) in the case of transit through only one Member State, the Member State concerned; or
- b) in the case of transit through several Member States, the Member State whose external border the applicant intends to cross to start transit.
- The Member State competent to consider and decide on an airport transit visa application is:
- a) in the case of single air transit, the Member State on whose territory the transit airport is located; or
- b) in the case of double or multiple air transit, the Member State on whose territory the first airport of transit is located.
IF YOU APPLY TO THE WRONG EMBASSY/CONSULATE FOR A VISA, THEN…
After submitting the documents, the Embassy/Consulate will make sure that it is the competent authority to process the visa application. If the Embassy/Consulate is not the competent authority to issue the visa (based on this application), it immediately returns the applicant's documents, accepted visa fee and indicates the competent authority to obtain the visa.
WHEN CAN I SUBMIT A VISA APPLICATION?
The application can be submitted no earlier than 6 months before the planned trip (9 monthsfor seafarers).
APPLYING FOR A VISA DIRECTLY AT THE CONSULAR OFFICE
STEP 1. You must register in the online system on the website https://secure2.e-konsulat.gov.pl and follow the instructions on the website.
The visa application must be completed, printed and signed by hand.
STEP 2. Submit a set of required documents:
Note: Documents must be submitted only on the date and at the consular office chosen by you during registration.
Contact details of the Polish consular office in the Philippines:
Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Manila
9th Floor, DelRosarioLaw Centre, 21st Drive corner 20th Drive, Bonifacio Global City, City of Taguig 1630, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 53182700
fax: +63 2 53182715
e-mail (visa matters):firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00
DEADLINE FOR EXAMINATION OF THE UNIFORM VISA APPLICATION
According to Art. 23 sec. 1 of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC) No. 810/2009 ofJuly 13, 2009 establishing the Community Code on Visas (Official Journal EU L of September 15, 2009), a decision on the application is made within 15 calendar days from the date of submission of the application. This period may be extended to a maximum of 45 calendar days in individual cases, in particular where further scrutiny of the application is necessary.
Other deadlines for examining a visa application may apply to citizens of countries that have concluded agreements with the European Community on facilitating the issuance of visas or (in the case of national visas) an appropriate bilateral agreement with the Republic of Poland.
REFUSAL/REVOCATION/ANNULDATION OF A SCHENGEN VISA
A person whose visa application has been refused or whose visa has been revoked or annulled is each time informed about it on a specially developed official form, which also indicates the reasons for the decision.
The applicant has the right, within 14 days of receiving one of the above-mentioned decision to apply for reconsideration. Such an application shall be submitted to the same office where the original decision was taken.
If the consul, after examining the application for reconsideration of the case, issued a new decision to refuse to issue a visa, annul it or withdraw it, with which the applicant does not agree, in this case a complaint may be lodged with the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw. The complaint should be submitted through the consul who made the decision within 30 days from the date of receipt of the decision taken as a result of reconsideration of the case.
When submitting a complaint to the consul, no fee is paid to the consul, however, proceedings before administrative courts are subject to fees. Therefore, it should be taken into account that the applicant will be summoned by the court to pay the court fee. Information on the amount of court fees in the event of lodging a complaint to the administrative court and the possibility of applying for an exemption from the costs of proceedings and the language of the proceedings can be found on the following page:
!!! ATTENTION – IMPORTANT!!!
Having a visa does not guarantee crossing the border. The visa holder will be asked at the external border of the Schengen area to provide evidence that he or she meets the entry conditions as foreseen in Art. 5 of the Schengen Borders Code.