U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Poland

Poland
Republic of Poland

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 120 Months
C-2 None Multiple 6 Months
C-3 None Multiple 6 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 120 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 12 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 12 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 12 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 10 None Multiple 60 Months
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

General Documents

Civil documents, except as noted below, are available in Poland. Most of the documents are available only to the individual concerned or to his duly empowered agent. Except for police records which may be obtained only by the individual concerned in person, a local legal representative may obtain the document on behalf of the individual concerned on the latter's written power of attorney.

The processing time required for Polish civil documents may take up to the maximum law-mandated 10 days.  

 

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: 33 PLN (Polish złotys) for the full-form birth certificate, 22 PLN for abridged birth certificate.

Document Name:

  • Odpis zupełny aktu urodzenia (full-form birth certificate)
  • Odpis skrócony aktu urodzenia (abridged birth certificate)

Issuing Authority: Civil Registry Office (Urząd Stanu Cywilnego) in Poland or a Polish consular officer located at a Polish Embassy or Consulate outside Poland

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: NEW version: grey, red and pink colored A4 format two-sided numerically controlled document with a red stripe and Polish seal on the left.

OLD version: green colored A5 format two-sided with the a Polish seal on the top center  

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Kierownik Urzędu Stanu Cywilnego (Head of the Civil Registry Office) or Zastępca (z-ca) Kierownika Urzędu Stanu Cywilnego (Deputy Head of the Civil Registry Office)  

Registration Criteria: as prescribed by the Polish Journal of Law No. 2064 of December 19, 2016

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Applicants residing in Poland: to obtain a certificate, download and submit a paper request accompanied by the applicable fee to any Civil Registry office (Wniosek o wydanie odpisu zupełnego aktu urodzenia).
  • Applicants residing outside Poland should apply directly to the Civil Registry Office and request that the response be sent to their foreign address within the EU only or the relevant Polish diplomatic mission outside the EU.

Certified Copies: Certified copies are not available, but multiple originals are available

Alternate Documents:  an electronic birth certificate, a multilanguage abridged birth certificate  

Exceptions: as prescribed by the Polish Journal of Law No. 1741 of December 8, 2014

Comments: Polish legislation provides for the issuance of either a paper document (full, abridged or multilanguage) or an electronic version through the “ePUAP” platform. Only the paper copy of the full-form birth certificate is acceptable by the U.S. Embassy for immigration purposes, both old and new version.  An excerpt from the original records (wyciąg) is no longer considered a legal document in Poland.

 

Death/Burial Certificates

Available

Fees: 33 PLN for the full-form death certificate, 22 PLN for abridged death certificate

Document Name: Odpis skrócony aktu zgonu (abridged death cerfiticate), Odpis zupełny aktu zgonu (full-form death certificate).

Issuing Authority: Civil Registry Office (Urząd Stanu Cywilnego) in Poland or a Polish consular officer located at a Polish Embassy or Consulate outside Poland

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: NEW version: grey, red and pink colored A4 format two-sided numerically controlled document with a red stripe and Polish seal on the left

OLD version: light violet colored A5 format two-sided with a Polish seal on the top center.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Kierownik Urzędu Stanu Cywilnego (Head of the Civil Registry Office) or Zastępca (z-ca) Kierownika Urzędu Stanu Cywilnego (Deputy Head of the Civil Registry Office)

Registration Criteria: as prescribed by the Polish Journal of Law No. 2064 of December 19, 2016

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Applicants residing in Poland: to obtain a certificate, download and submit a paper request accompanied by the applicable fee to any of the Civil Registry offices (Wniosek o wydanie odpisu skróconego (abridged)/zupełnego (full form) aktu zgonu)
  • Applicants residing outside Poland should apply directly to the Civil Registry Office and request that the response be sent to their foreign address within the EU only or the relevant Polish diplomatic mission outside the EU

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available, but multiple originals are available

Alternate Documents:  an electronic death certificate, a multilanguage abridged death certificate

Exceptions: as prescribed by the Polish Journal of Law No. 1741 of December 8, 2014

Comments: Polish legislation provides for the issuance of either a paper document (full, abridged or multilanguage) or an electronic version through the “ePUAP” platform. The U.S. Embassy accepts only paper (full-form or abridged) death certificates for immigration purposes. An excerpt from the original records (wyciąg) is no longer considered a legal document in Poland.

 

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: 33 PLN for the full-form marriage certificate, 22 PLN for abridged marriage certificate

Document Name: Odpis zupełny aktu małżeństwa (full-form marriage certificate), Odpis skrócony aktu małżeństwa (abridged marriage certificate).

Issuing Authority: Civil Registry Office (Urząd Stanu Cywilnego) in Poland or a Polish consular officer located at a Polish Embassy or Consulate outside Poland

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: NEW version: grey, red and pink colored A4 format two-sided numerically controlled document with a red stripe and Polish seal on the left

OLD version: yellow colored A5 format two-sided with a Polish seal on the top center

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Kierownik Urzędu Stanu Cywilnego (Head of the Civil Registry Office) or Zastępca (z-ca) Kierownika Urzędu Stanu Cywilnego (Deputy Head of the Civil Registry Office)

Registration Criteria: as prescribed by the Polish Journal of Law No. 2064  of December 19, 2016;  

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Applicants residing in Poland: to obtain a certificate, download and submit a paper request accompanied by the applicable fee to any of the Civil Registry offices (Wniosek o wydanie odpisu skróconego (abridged)/zupełnego (full-form) aktu małżeństwa).
  • Applicants residing outside Poland should apply directly to the Civil Registry Office and request that the response be sent to their foreign address within the EU or the relevant Polish diplomatic mission outside the EU.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available, but multiple originals are available   

Alternate Documents: an electronic marriage certificate, a multilanguage abridged marriage certificate    

Exceptions: as prescribed by the Polish Journal of Law No. 1741 of December 8, 2014

Comments: Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Poland. Polish legislation provides for the issuance of either a paper document (full, abridged or multilanguage) or an electronic version through the “ePUAP” platform. The Embassy accepts only paper full-form (not abridged) marriage certificates for immigration purposes. An excerpt from the original records (wyciąg) is no longer considered a legal document in Poland.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: 6 PLN per page, payable in court stamps.

Document Name: Wyrok rozwodowy (Divorce decree)

Issuing Authority: A copy of a divorce decree for all cases adjudicated after 1999 may be obtained from the District Court (Sąd Okręgowy) where the decree was rendered. Before 1999, divorce cases were handled by Regional Courts (Sądy Rejonowe).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4 computer generated decision with a stamp of the issuing court and a signature of a judge

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: the District Court (Sąd Okręgowy) that originally issued the divorce decree

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:  A copy of the decree may be obtained by written request to the issuing court. Applicants in Poland should apply directly to the court, pay the fee to the court's bank account via bank transfer (bank account number generally is provided on the court's website), and submit a delivery address in Poland.  Applicants residing outside Poland (Polish and non-Polish citizens): The court will not send any document to an address outside the European Union (EU). In case of residence outside the EU, applicants may appoint a legal representative in Poland for the decree delivery. Alternatively, Polish applicants may also request the decree through the Polish diplomatic mission abroad, and non-Polish applicants through the relevant diplomatic mission in Poland, if this service is available. (Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow do not provide this service for U.S. citizens.)

Certified Copies Available: multiple certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: a marriage certificate with the annotation on the dissolution of previous marriage is not sufficient for immigrant visa purposes

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Adoption Certificates

Adoption Certificates

Unavailable

Comments: Based on the adoption process in Poland, a family court issues a decree which constitutes the basis for making obligatory changes in the proper civil office register where the child’s birth was originally recorded. The adoption process in Poland is not a public one, which means that no details pertaining to the child or the biological parents may be revealed until the child reaches the age of 18.

 

Identity Card

Identity Card

Available

Comments: Applications for a Polish identity card by Polish citizens may be submitted for free directly at any municipal office or through the internet using a confidential platform (eGO), but the document must be picked up personally at the office once ready. It usually takes 30 days to obtain the Polish National ID card (Dowód osobisty). An application to issue an Identity Card must be submitted along with one color picture and previous ID card or a passport for identification purposes. Non-Polish citizens who are legal residents of Poland also may apply for identity cards.  Information on how to do so can be found at migrant.info

 

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Records

Available

Fees: 30 PLN for information issued on paper; 20 PLN –  for information issued as a digitally signed electronic document via the National Criminal Register’s information and communication technology system (ICT system) e-KRK

Document Name:

  1. Zapytanie o udzielenie informacji o osobie (Request for information about a person) (paper format)
  2. Informacja o osobie z Krajowego Rejestru Karnego (electronic format).  The document is often referred to colloquially as a “good conduct certificate” (zapytanie o karalność).

Issuing Authority: Information Office of National Criminal Register of Ministry of Justice (Biuro Informacyjne Krajowego Rejestru Karnego)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  1. Paper issuance:   A4 format with a signature of authorized person and an official stamp of the Information Office of National Criminal Register.
  2. Electronic issuance:  digitally signed .xml file.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: When information is issued by the Information Office of National Criminal Register head office, it may be signed by Referendary (Referendarz), Specialist (Specjalista), or Senior Specialist (Starszy Specjalista).  When issued in one of National Criminal Register Information Points located in courts, an authorized court employee signs the document.  

Registration Criteria: If the Applicant is in Poland:

Applications should be made directly at any branch office of the National Criminal Register (Krajowy Rejestr Karny) in person or electronically using the certified “e-KRK” platform (electronic documents are not acceptable by U.S. embassies and consulates). To obtain a paper certificate, applicants should complete the Request Form to obtain a police certificate from the Polish Ministry of Justice. Please also read the Police Certificate Cover Letter for additional information. It usually takes up to a week for the Ministry of Justice to process good conduct certificate requests received by mail, although an applicant who appears personally at any branch office of the National Criminal Register nationwide may seek expedited issuance.

Procedure for Obtaining:   Obtaining a paper certificate requires:

  1. Completion of the application form (Zapytanie o udzielenie informacji o osobie).
  2. Payment of the fee by bank transfer into Ministry of Justice’s bank account, in cash at a Ministry of Justice or court box office, or in the form of court fee stamps.
  3. Delivering in person or by post a completed application form with proof of payment to National Criminal Register or one of Information Points located in courts.

Only properly filled out, signed (by a person concerned or authorized person) and paid requests for an information from the National Criminal Register can be processed.  The Ministry of Justice is unable to process requests sent via e-mail. More information on the paper version of the certificate is available at bip.ms.gov.

Obtaining information as an electronic document requires:

  1. Creating an individual user account in a e-KRK system.
  2. Filling out interactive application form.
  3. Signing with a qualified electronic signature or a signature confirmed by an ePUAP Trusted Profile (Profil Zaufany).
  4. Paying the fee (amount of 20 PLN).

More information on the electronic version of the certificate is available at ekrk.ms

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: based on Article 32 of the Act of 29 August 1997 on the protection of personal data (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 922), every person has the right to control the processing of data that is related to him/her contained in data files. Accordingly, any person has the right to request information from the National Criminal Register that lists data on that person. Such information is provided free of charge and does not constitute a “certificate” within the meaning of the Code of Administrative Procedure of 14 June 1960 (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 1257).

Exceptions: None

Comments:  Applications from outside Poland may be sent directly to the National Criminal Register in Warsaw at the following address, together with proof of payment, and the report will be sent to the addressee’s foreign address:

            Information Office

            National Crime Register

            100 Czerniakowska Street

            Warsaw 00-454

            Poland

Please note that, if a U.S. embassy or consulate has requested a police certificate, and the information in your Polish good conduct certificate indicates the existence of an infraction, the Embassy or consulate will also require court document to determine the sentence imposed in the case.

 

Court Records

Available

Fees: 6 PLN per page, payable in court stamps

Document Name: Wyrok (Decree)

Issuing Authority: a District Court (Sąd Okręgowy) or a Regional Court (Sąd Rejonowy)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4 format document issued by the court bearing oval seal of the court and a name and signature of a judge

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Judge

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: A copy of the decree may be obtained by written request to the issuing court. Applicants in Poland should apply directly to the court, pay the fee to the court's bank account via bank transfer (bank account number generally is provided on the court's website), and submit a delivery address in Poland.  Applicants residing outside Poland (Polish and non-Polish citizens): The court will not send any document to an address outside the European Union (EU). In case of residence outside the EU, applicants may appoint a legal representative in Poland for the decree delivery. Alternatively, Polish applicants may also request the decree through the Polish diplomatic mission abroad, and non-Polish applicants through the relevant diplomatic mission in Poland, if this service is available. (Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow do not provide this service for U.S. citizens.)

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Prison Records

Comments:  Prison records in Poland are included with police records from the National Crime Register and are available only at the applicant's request.  Accordingly, for prison records, one should apply for Zapytanie o udzielenie informacji o osobie (Request for information about a person) from the National Criminal Register of the Ministry of Justice, in the manner described above for “Police Records.”  Prison records are generally available directly from the court of adjudication.] Certificates attesting to prison sentences, or the absence of prison records, are obtainable on application to the Ministry of Justice National Criminal Register at bip.ms

Military Records

Military Records

Unavailable

 

 

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Available

Comments    Applications for a passport (paszport) or other travel document (e.g., for refugees) must be made in person at any Passport office in Poland or any Polish embassy or consulate abroad accompanied by one color passport picture, confirmation of payment, a current passport or a Polish identification card. The process also includes taking biometric fingerprints by a passport or a consular official. In cases of marriages concluded abroad you also need to present your original marriage certificate proving the name change.  For more information on fees and procedures, please see mswia.gov

Other Records

Other Records

  • None

 

Visa Issuing Posts

Visa Issuing Posts

Warsaw, Poland (Embassy)

Street Address:
American Embassy Warsaw
Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31
Warsaw 00-540
Poland

Mailing Address:
U.S. Embassy-Warsaw
Department of State
Washington, DC 20510-5010

Consular Section:
Piękna 12
Warsaw 00-540
Poland

All times listed herein is local time in Poland (Central European Time).

Telephone: + 48 22 504 2000 Switchboard/After-hours emergencies for U.S. citizens

U.S. Citizen Services: +48 22 504 2784 (8:30 am – 5 pm).  Email: acswarsaw@state.gov

Consular telephone recorded information system is available for public inquiries 24 hours a day at +48 22 625 1401. Recordings in English and Polish provide information about the entire range of consular services.

General Visa Information +48 22 307 1361 or, in the United States at (703) 988 7101 between 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Public inquiries:

E-mail: publicwaw@state.gov

Telephone: For case-specific queries regarding immigrant visa cases, operators are available between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm at +48 22 625 1042. Fax: + 48 22 504 2088 - Consular Correspondence Unit

Website: pl.usembassy

Krakow, Poland (Consulate General)

Street Address:
American Consulate General Krakow
Stolarska 9
31-043 Krakow
Poland

Mailing Address:

American Consulate General Krakow

Department of State
Washington, DC 20510-5140

Telephone: +48 12 424 5100 Switchboard/After-hours emergencies for U.S. citizens

U.S. Citizen Services: +48 12 424 5129 (8:30 am – 5 pm). Email: krakowacs@state.gov

Website: pl.usembassy

Public inquiries (visas): KrakowNIV@state.gov

Visa Services

Visa Services

All immigrant, diversity and K (fiancé) visa services for all nationals of Poland and Belarus are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Citizens and residents of Poland may apply for nonimmigrant visas at either the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw or the U.S. Consulate General in Kraków.

Exception: Applications for C1/D, A, G, and NATO nonimmigrant visas are processed exclusively at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw.

 

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.