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HOW TO APPLY

Visa Application Centers to Poland in Ukraine accept documents for a Schengen and national visa to Poland, Visa Application Centers in Lviv, Uzhgorod and Lutsk additionally accept documents for the LBAT permit.

Before arriving at the Visa Application Centers, please go through the provided below Visa Application Process.

Step 1.

Know your visa type and prepare your documents

In case you want to apply for a short period of stay (up to 90 days during the next 180) – you should obtain Schengen visa. In case you would like to apply for a longer period of stay (more than 91 day during the next 180) – you should ask for a national visa. In case you are looking for a Local Border Area card – please click here. Please make sure that you possess all documents required for the visa category selected by you.

Prepare complete set of documents as per requirements prior to the fee payment at the bank.

Step 2.

Check respective Consular Jurisdiction

As per the established rules applicants may apply for a national visa to Poland based on the legal registration in a particular Consular region. In case applying for a Schengen visa [not applicable to a visa for work] applicants may be legally registered in the other consular region but legally work / study and show a proof of the same while document submission.

Find out more about Consular Jurisdiction here.

Step 3.

Prepay the Service fee

Once you have your documents ready for submission, visit one of the Kredo Bank or Idea Bank branches in person in order to pay the service fee (actual fee rate – click here). You may also pay for the SMS notification about your status of your passport, once it is submitted. The cost of the service is 20 UAH only.

The payment is taken based on the origin of your international passport. In case of registration for spouses/minors, you have to provide and proof of relationship.

Prepayment of the Service Fee can be done only in mentioned banks. Payments made in other banks will not be considered and processed for the further appointment scheduling. List of the bank branches:

KredoBank - http://www.kredobank.com.ua/our_coordinates.html

IdeaBank - http://www.ideabank.ua/uk/map/

Please ensure that you give correct and valid contact number. If contact phone number provided is incorrect or does not belong to you, registration will be impossible, and you will have to apply for a refund.

You can make one payment at a time for one person. Multiple payments will not be considered by the system and you will need to take a refund in case there is an appointment for a future date already existing.

Step 4.

Book an appointment

All applicants willing to apply for a Schengen or National are requested to obtain a prior appointment to the Visa Application Centre in the respective Consular region.

To find out more about scheduling process VAC wise – click here.

Step 5:

Application submission

Visit Visa Application Centre as per appointment scheduled and submit your completed Application Forms along with required supporting documents. On the day of submission of the visa application it is required to provide the original of receipt for the service fee payment.

Step 6:

Pay applicable Visa Fees / LBAT Fees

Submission Officer will advise you on total payable amount and guide you to the bank cashier where you will need to pay all required fees: Visa/LBAT Fee needs to be paid in Euros or in local currency (UAH), in case you order courier delivery of your passport / SMS – in local currency (UAH). Separate receipt will be provided for all payments made at the cashier counter.

Step 7:

Biometric enrollment

In case you are applying for C visa, please proceed to the biometric booth for biometric data collection after you pay relevant Visa fee. If you are applying for a D visa you do not need to provide your biometric data.

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