Poland Visa Guidelines

The Padnos International Center (PIC) provides the general information below as a service to GVSU students. We strive to maintain accurate information regarding visa procedures, however, changes to policies and procedures may occur frequently without our knowledge. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa for their program and must consult the consulate for the most up to date information on application procedures.

Please look over the visa information carefully and do not delay, as visa procedures are time sensitive.


Do I need a visa?

All students participating in study abroad programs in Poland longer than 90 days are required to apply for a student visa

Processing Time and Visa Appointment

15-30 working days. Students should to apply no later than 1 month prior to departure and no sooner than 90 days prior to program start date. 

All applicants must schedule an appointment to appear in person at the consulate in Chicago to receive a visa. 

Application Instructions

General Visa Information

Student Visa Information 

The insurance policy required by GVSU will meet the requirement for the student visa.

Estimated Cost

Visa fee of $99 (visit this page for updated fee information)

Nearest Consulate or Embassy

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

1530 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60610

Contact Information

Phone: +1 312 337 8166
E-mail: chicago.passport-visa@msz.gov.pl