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03/20/2017

Visa-free countries: Polish Visa Requirements for holders of ordinary passports

WVN – Citizens of the following countries are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering Poland for less than 90 days:

Albania (only for holders of biometric passports)

Andorra

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Antigua Barbuda
Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Barbados

Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina (only for holders of biometric passports)

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica
East Timor

El Salvador

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Honduras

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kiribati

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao (Special Administrative Region)

Macedonia (only for holders of biometric passports)

Malaysia

Malta

Marshall Islands
Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia
Moldova (only for holders of biometric passports)

Monaco

Montenegro (only for holders of biometric passports)

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Norway

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Portugal

Romania

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia (only for holders of biometric passports)

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Korea

Spain

St. Lucia
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and Grenadines

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan (for holders of passports which include an identity card number)
Tonga
Trynidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Vatican (Holy See)

Venezuela

 The above list does not involve residence, work or any other paid activity (not applicable to citizens of the EU/EEA  Member States)

  • For further information concerning entry requirements and residence in Poland, please contact a local Polish embassy or consulate in your country. Check here for addresses of Polish diplomatic and consular posts abroad
  • Holders of travel documents issued on the basis of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 on the status of refugees and the New York Convention of 28 September 1954 on the status of stateless persons are not entitiled to enter Poland without a visa. Exceptions:

As of 21 May 2005, on the basis of the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees signed at Strasbourg on 20 April 1959, refugees lawfully resident in the territories of Ireland and Romania are exempt from the obligation to obtain visas for entering or leaving the territory of Poland, provided that:

  • They hold a valid travel document issued in accordance with the Convention on the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951 or the agreement relating to the issue of a travel document to refugees of 15 October 1946, by authorities of the Contracting Party in whose territory they are lawfully resident
  • Their visit is of not more than three months’ duration
  • A visa is still required for a stay of longer than three months or for the purpose of taking up gainful employment in the territory of another Contracting Party.
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