The sixth-largest economy in Europe, Poland has done quite well despite the devastating effect of WWII. The Poland business visa has become a sought after endorsement due to Poland's position at the top of the countries. Businessmen from all around the world enter the country to engage in business-related activities.
Also known as the Poland Schengen business visa, this is a permit that can be used to enter Poland to take part in business activities. A sub-type of the C-category Schengen, this allows you a stay of maximum 90 days in a 180-day period and can be obtained as single-entry, double-entry, or even multiple-entry types. However, if you are only travelling only within the Schengen region multiple times, you do not require a multiple-entry type.
The Poland business visa application from India has to be done at one of the two diplomatic missions of the Republic of Poland in India. If your state of residence is a North Indian or East Indian states/UT, you must apply at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi. If your state of residence is a South Indian or West Indian state/UT, you must apply at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai.
The application has to be done online. Before starting the application, you must check if you are eligible to travel on the business permit. After this, you can proceed to make the application as follows -
Note that you may not have to visit the mission in person as you are applying for a business permit. You may submit the application through a third party (as long as they have an authorization letter).
Ensure that you submit only genuine documents and correct information. Providing false information or fake documents can lead to Schengen visa rejection.
To be able to apply for this category, you must meet the following conditions -
As per the requirements, the following are the list of documents you must provide to the embassy for a successful application -
Hotel bookings/invitation to stay/residence bookings, etc
Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc.
Financial documents such as bank statements of the past 3 months, Passbook copy, ITR, etc.
The processing time for the business permit is dependent on the number of entries, the validity, the volume of applications at the embassy or consulate, as well as your previous travel history. Normally, you can expect a processing time of about 15 working days. However, this can even take up to 30 days in a few cases, and even up to 60 days in extreme cases. As a result, you must apply well in advance.
The fees for the business visa includes the biometric charges and any other service charges. The application fee can vary upon the foreign exchange rates. You must, therefore, check the exact amount before starting the application.
Note that if you are applying at the Embassy of Poland in New Delhi, you can pay the fees in cash or via bank transfer. However, if you are applying to the consulate of Poland in Mumbai, you must pay the fees in cash or DD in favour of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai to the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) in Mumbai.
|Multiple entry Normal||90 days||3 months||7120.0|
|Multiple entry Normal||90 days||3 months||7120.0|
Once you have successfully made the application, the embassy or consulate will start processing the application. If they require any additional verification, you will be contacted. Once approved, visit the respective centre with the token number and collect the passport.
Once you have applied for the business visa, you can track the status of your permit by visiting,
As per the mission you have made the application. If your passport is ready for pick-up, your token number will be displayed. Alternately, you can contact your travel agency to have them track it for you.
Upon successfully picking up your passport, you must keep in mind the following key points to ensure a hassle-free travelling experience.
Being a sub-category of the Schengen C permit, the business visa is non-extendable in normal conditions. However, in certain extreme cases such as a Force Majeure or humanitarian reasons, you may be granted an extension. In all other cases, you are not permitted to apply for an extension.
As per the regulations, you are not allowed to stay back any longer after your permit expires. You must leave the country before the expiry date mentioned on the sticker. Staying back after this is considered as an offence and can get you deported. And in certain cases, you can be banned from entering the Schengen region again.
Due to the short stay duration of fewer than 90 days for the Schengen C category permits, there are no mandatory medical test requirements for the business visa. However, for your own safety, it is suggested that you get a medical checkup done before travelling to a foreign nation.
No, you cannot convert the Polish Schengen business permit into a work permit. You are also not permitted to take part in paid work while you are on this visa. You may, however, take part in unpaid volunteer or charity work. If you do require to work, you can apply for a work permit once you are back in your home country.
Since it can take around 15 working days to process the visa and can take a few extra days for your transit time to the embassy/consulate, it is suggested to apply at least 3 weeks in advance of the intended travel date. However, you cannot apply more than 3 months prior to the date of travel.
Yes, you are free to travel to any of the Schengen countries with this permit. However, in extreme cases that you receive an LTV, you may only visit the Schengen states mentioned specifically on the sticker. With the tourist visa, you can only visit the European countries that are also a part of the Schengen. There are a few exceptions to this as a few non-Schengen countries will grant you entry with a Schengen. Eg: - Croatia.