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  • VISA INFORMATION

  • Important announcement

     

    Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Yerevan informs that on 1 January 2014 the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas entered into force.

     

    For English version of the Agreement please click here:

    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:289:0002:0011:EN:PDF

     

    As exception to the provisions stipulated by Visa Code the Agreement introduces a scope of facilitations for Armenian nationals regarding Schengen Visas (type C). The facilitations do not apply to national visas (type D). In particular, it provides for:

     

    •          Reduction of the documents to be presented for visa application (article 4)
    •          Simplification of issuance procedure of multiple-entry visas (article 5)
    •       Decrease in Schengen visa fee for processing the application from 60 € to 35 € as well as expansion of category list of persons benefiting from a full waiver of the visa fee (article 6)
    •          Shortening the length of procedures for processing visa applications (article 7)
    •          Holders of diplomatic passports may enjoy visa-free travel to the territories of the Member States (article 10)

     

     

    ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

     

     

    The lodging of visa application form at the Embassy of Poland in Yerevan should be made by electronic registration beforehand. Please click here to go to the registration: http://www.e-konsulat.gov.pl/ .

     

    The registration of the visa application in advance is a must. The embassy has no chance to admit the applications beyond the appointment dates available in e-konsulat system. 

     

    Note!

     

    The appointment terms for visa application become available through e-Konsulat system every Friday at 07:00 CET for the upcoming fortnight. For example, a person intending to lodge the application between May 16th-19th, 2016 can register the application not sooner than during the early hours of Friday May 6th, 2016.

     

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION

     

    •    The visa applicant is the only person in charge of the content stated in the visa application, as well as presented documents. The fact of using the services of e.g. travel agency to complete the application does not relieve the applicant of the above mentioned responsibility.

      NOTE! The embassy does not cooperate with any “intermediaries” regarding the visa procedure.

              
    • A foreigner intending to visit only one of the Member States should lodge a visa application at the Embassy or Consulate of the relevant State.
    •        A foreigner intending to visit several Member States should lodge a visa application at the Embassy or Consulate of the State the destination of which is his/her main purpose of stay (on the territory of which the applicant intends to spend most of the time). 
    •         A foreigner intending to visit several Member States, none of which is the main purpose of the stay, visa application should be lodged at the Embassy or Consulate of the State the border of which the applicant intends to cross in order to enter the territory of the Member States.
    •           All visa applications must be submitted in person at the Embassy of the RP in Yerevan. Any person applying for a visa must register electronically at http://www.e-konsulat.gov.pl/ , and then visit the Embassy of the RP in Yerevan on a date appointed by the electronic registration system e-konsulat. Upon examining and deciding on the application, the applicant will be informed by telephone.
    •           The Embassy of the RP in Yerevan suggests the visa application should be lodged at least three weeks before the start of the intended visit.
    •           Visa applications are examined within 10 days of the date of the receipt of the complete visa application. The decision on the duration of examination of the visa application is taken by the Consul depending on visa type applied for, applicant’s nationality, receipt of all required documents and the number of applicants in that period. The embassy cannot accelerate the visa application process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to lodge the visa application on a date enabling visa granting before the onward travel. In exceptional, individual cases the period of examination may be extended up to 30 days.
    •           The visa can be issued no more than 3 months before the start of the envisaged visit. Applications lodged before shall not be examined.
    •          Non-Armenian nationals shall present proof of legal residence in Armenia valid 3 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Member States
    •           The travel document (passport) shall have been issued within the previous 10 years, it shall contain at least two blank pages and its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen zone
    •           Personal data (including biometric information) of Schengen visa applicants in the Embassy of the RP in Yerevan are entered into Visa Information System (VIS). According to the legislation each person has the right to obtain indispensable information regarding his/her personal data which are filed in database. More information on the subject is available on the website of Polish Bureau of Supplementary Information Request at the National Entries (SIRENE): http://www.policja.pl/pol/sirene/prawo-osob-do-informac

    LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

     

    For harmonized list of supporting documents to be presented by visa applicants in Armenia please see the file.

     

     

    TYPES OF VISAS

     

     

    Schengen Visa – Type C (short-stay tourist, for visiting, business)

     

    C-type visa entitles the holder to enter the territory of the Member States for the purpose of:  tourist, visiting family or friends, business, participation in sports or cultural events, for a period not exceeding 90 days. This visa can be issued for single, double or multiple-entry to cross the territory of the Member States. The duration of the stay of the holder cannot be more than 90 days on the territory of the Member States. Holder of a multiple-entry visa coming in the territory of the Member States may stay for 90 days per every period of 180 days for the validity of the visa of the date of the first entry into the territory of the Member States.

    If the applicant plans to stay on the territory of one of the Member States for more than 90 days, should apply for a long-stay visa – national one type D.

     

    National visa (long-stay D)

     

    D-type visa entitles the holder to stay in Poland for a period exceeding 90 days for business, cultural, scientific, educational training and employment purposes.  The visa entitles the holder to stay in Poland for the period indicated on the visa (no more than 365 days), and to move within the territory of the Member States for three months per the period of six-month. It may be issued with the right for a single, double and multiple-entry into Poland, the maximum period of the validity is 12 months.

     

    Transit visa (Schengen visa type C – TR)

     

    Transit visa type C-TR is issued when the transit is the only purpose of entry into the territory of the Member States (like crossing through the territory of Poland is the shortest and most convenient route from a non-Member State to another non-Member State, such as the USA or Canada). Transit visa entitles the holder to travel through the territory of the Member States on the way to his/her final destination by plane, car, train, bus or other means of transport, for a period not exceeding 5 days of the date of first entry into the territory of the Member States. Applicants of transit visas must have a permit to enter the country of destination or to a country bordering the territory of the Member States. The visa can be single, double or multiple-entry depending on the itinerary.

     

    Airport transit visa (type A)

     

    The visa is issued for travellers by airplane to the third country where the connecting flight implies landing at the airport situated on the territory of the RP. The visa requirement applies only to the citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan and Sri Lanka who do not intend to leave the international transit area of the airport.

    Airport transit visa A entitles only to enter and stay in the international transit area of the airport (does not entitle to enter the territory of the Member States or leave the transit area of the airport.)

     In case the intended transit passes through airport situated in the territory of other Member State than Poland it should be inquired about the requirement of airport transit visa directly at the consulate of the relevant State.

     

     

    PAYMENTS FOR CONSULAR SERVICES

     

     

     

    Admission and procession of the application for issuance of Schengen visa (type C) – citizens of Armenia and other countries benefiting from visa facilitation regime (namely Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine)

    35 EURO

    Admission and procession of the application for issuance of Schengen visa (type C) – citizens of the other countries

    60 EURO

    Admission and procession of the application for issuance of national visa (type D)

    Appeal of the application for Schengen visa (C) or national visa (D)

           

     

    The visa fee is waived for the following categories of people.

     

    NOTE! The circumstance of visa fee exemption must be proved by the Applicant by providing the proper documents.

     

    1. Relates to the citizens of Armenia (as well as the countries which have signed Visa Facilitation Agreement) applying for Schengen visas:

     

    a) pensioners;

    b) children under the age of 12;

    c) members of national and regional governments and of Constitutional and Supreme courts, in case they are not exempted from the visa requirement by this Agreement;

    d) persons with disabilities and the persons accompanying them, if necessary;

    e) close relatives – spouse, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents or grandchildren – of citizens of Armenia legally residing in the territory of the Member States, or citizens of the European Union residing in the territory of the Member State of which they are nationals;

    f) members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, who, following an official invitation addresses to Armenia, shall participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs, as well as in events held in the territory of one of the Member States by intergovernmental organizations;

    g) pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purposes of study or educational training, including exchange programs as well as other school-related activities;

    h) journalists and technical crew accompanying them in a professional capacity;

    i) participants in international sport events and persons accompanying them in a professional capacity;

    j) representatives of civil society organizations and persons invited by Armenian community non-profit organizations registered in the Member States when undertaking trips for the purpose of educational training, seminars, conferences, including in the framework of exchange programs or Pan-Armenian and community support programs;

    k) persons participating in scientific, academic, cultural or artistic activities, including university and other exchange programs;

    l) persons who have presented documents proving the necessity of their travel on humanitarian grounds, including to receive urgent medical treatment and the person accompanying such person, or to attend a funeral of a close relative or to visit seriously ill close relative.

     

    2. Relates to the citizens of other countries applying for Schengen visas:

     

    a) children under the age of 6

    b) family members of an EU citizen (visas to enter Poland):

    - spouse of the EU citizen;

    - a direct descendant of an EU citizen or the spouse, who is  under the age of 21 and dependant of an EU citizen or the spouse;

    - a direct ascendant of an EU citizen or the spouse who is dependant of an EU citizen or the spouse ;

    c) family members of the citizen of the RP:

    - the spouse of the citizen of the Republic of Poland;

    - a direct descendant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse who is dependant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse;

    - a direct ascendant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse who is dependant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse;

    d) school pupils, student, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training;

    e) researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research;

    f) representatives of non-profit organizations (e.g. NGO) under the age of 25 participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.

     

     

    3. Relates to the applicants of national visas:

     

    a) family members of an EU citizen:

    - spouse of the EU citizen;

    - a direct descendant of an EU citizen or the spouse, who is  under the age of 21 and dependant of an EU citizen or the spouse;

    - a direct ascendant of an EU citizen or the spouse who is dependant of an EU citizen or the spouse ;

    b) family members of the citizen of the RP:

    - the spouse of the citizen of the Republic of Poland;

    - a direct descendant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse who is dependant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse;

    - a direct ascendant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse who is dependant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland or the spouse;

     

     

     

    COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS

     

    The Ambassador of the RP in Yerevan accepts visitors regarding complaints and requests every Wednesday between 10:00-12:00, after prior registration by telephone on (374) 10 54 24 91 or by e-mail to erewan.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl.

     

     

    CONSEQUENCES OF ILLEGAL STAY

     

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