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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • VISA PROCEDURE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE EU CITIZENS

  • VISA PROCEDURE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE EU CITIZENS

     

    The procedure concerns the foreigners who travel to the Member State which is another EU Member States than the State of his family member (UE Citizen) or they have already resided in that Member State. Visa application is free of charge.

    Person applying for a visa is accepted at the Consulate or at the Visa Application Centre in Shanghai without obligation to prior registration.

     

    1. The EU citizen is a citizen of a EU Member State, a citizen of a Member State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein), a citizen of the Swiss Confederation.
    2. Family Members of the EU citizen are:
    • the spouse of the EU citizen,
    • the direct descendant of the EU citizen who is under the age of 21 or is dependent, and those of the spouse of the EU citizen,
    • the dependent direct relatives of the EU citizen in the ascending line and those of the spouse of the EU citizen
    1. In order to obtain a visa, there must be submitted the following documents:
    • a visa application form (filled on the page: http://www.e-konsulat.gov.pl/ or www.vfsglobal.cn/poland/china ), printed and signed with an affixed photograph,
    • a  valid passport
    • a document confirming the contracted relationship referred to the point no 2
    • a document confirming the fact of travelling together with the EU/EFTA citizen or joining the EU/EFTA citizen in Poland (whose family member you are, as defined above)
    1. Visa Refusal

     

    Visa is refused if:

    • the person requesting for the entry during the given period of time occurs in the list of foreigners whose stay on the Polish territory is undesirable or stay of that person on the Polish territory could pose a threat to national defense and security or the protection of public safety and public health,

       

      The visa refusal decision is issued by the consul. The decision on refusal of the visa may be appealed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     

    1. Legal basis:

     

    Act of July 14, 2006 on entering the territory of the Republic of Poland, residence and departure from this territory of nationals of Member States of the European Union and their family members (Journal of Laws of 2006, item 1043, as amended) i

    Act of  December 12, 2013 on foreigners ( Journal of Laws of 2013, item. 1650, as amended) 

    Act of  June 25th, 2015 on Consular Law (Journal of Law of 2015, item. 1274, as amended)

     

     

    The law incorporates the EU Directive 2004/38 into the Polish national law

    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2004:158:0077:0123:en:PDF

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