Poland Visa and Passport Requirements


A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals except EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.
If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another, however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though.
Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.
EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.


Within the European Union’s borders, visas are not required. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.
Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay in Poland without a visa for up to 90 days. Visas are required for citizens of other countries  – e.g Russia, Belarus and Ukraine (Ukraine citiziens with biometric passports do not need visas). For current information please check at Polish consulate in your country.

Schengen visas

Poland is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement. A 90-day visa allows you to visit all the Schengen countries but you cannot exceed 90 days in total. Once your 90 days is up, you must leave the Schengen zone.

Visa application and Invitation Letters

Invitation letters will be provided to MRW2018 participants only after registration as a MIKON/URSI delegate and upon the conference fee payment. Please contact the Technical Organizer at mrw2018@mtp.pl to obtain the invitation letter after your registration.
Applicants must book an appointment online at the closest Polish consulate or embassy in their country of residence (www.e-konsulat.gov.pl). All visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.
Detailed information about visas: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/