Since last batch of tickets is on sale now, it’s time to think about what you need to do to come to Poland. The question is: do you need a visa to visit Poland?
If you are a EU citizen - it’s as easy as having your ID in your pocket.
For non-EU citizens, here is a bunch of information you should check out.
First step is to check if your country is on visa free country list. You can find it here: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free
If you are lucky and your country is on the list and you’re planning to stay no longer than 90 days then all you need is a valid passport. Please note that for some countries on the list only biometric passports holders are not required to have a visa.
If you cannot find your country on the list, you have to apply for a visa (the sooner the better! Don’t let “bureaucracy machine” stop you from attending DjangoCon!)
To apply for a visa (C-type Schengen visa), you’ll need:
- passport (travel document) that is valid a least 3 months after your planned departure from Poland/Schengen territory, with at least 2 blank pages inside and issued within the last 10 years
- completed and signed visa application form
- biometric photo
- paid visa fee
- health insurance of at least EUR 30000, valid in the entire Schengen territory
You’ll need to supply some extra documents and confrimation about - the purpose of the visit (if you need some kind of proof that you’re attending DjangoCon, we can provide you an official letter/invitation - just email us),
- possession of accommodation;
- possession of sufficient funds to cover the cost of entry, stay and departure from the Schengen territory or Poland;
- wilingness to leave Schengen territory after expiry of the visa.
You can find further information on this page: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa
A list of Polish missions abroad is available here: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/polands_missions_abroad
If you have any questions or problems with your visa, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org - we’d love to help!Tweet