What documents (original or copy) and to what address do I have to send to extend my visa? For how long can I legally stay in Poland during the epidemic without a visa extension?

Created on: 06.04.2020
The answer reflects the legal status as of 18.04.2020.

If you have a national visa or Schengen visa and the last day of your legal stay falls within the duration of an epidemic emergency or epidemic state, following the special regulations introduced on 31.03.2020 and 18.04.2020, your legal stay in Poland based on the visa is automatically extended until the 30th day following the cancellation of the epidemic emergency/epidemic state (the state that was last in force). Legal stay is extended automatically - it does not require any new visa sticker in your passport or a new residence card.

If you want to stay in Poland even longer (more than 30 days after the cancellation of an epidemic state/epidemic emergency), you can apply for a visa extension according to the declared purpose of your stay.

At the moment the documents can only be sent by post. When we resume direct customer service, you will be summoned to correct the formal deficiencies of your application, and then you can present the originals of all documents sent to us by post. You will find the address of the Department HERE.


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