The European Commission is expected to implement the ETIAS for Poland in November 2023. The ETIAS visa waiver for Poland is an electronic travel authorization which will allow eligible citizens to visit Poland and Schengen Area countries for short stays.
The ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) for Poland is not a visa. Registering with the online system will be an additional entry requirement for travelers who are exempt from needing a Polish visa.
The European visa waiver for Poland is being financed by the European Parliament and the European Commission in order to increase security with the borders of the Schengen Area. ETIAS Poland will help to improve safety within Europe by pre-screening all visa waiver travelers before they reach European borders.
The Polish ETIAS visa waiver will allow multiple entries to the Schengen Area, as it is a multiple entry travel authorization. With each entry, the traveler is permitted a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180-day period. The ETIAS to Poland is valid for a total of 3 years.
It will be possible to submit an ETIAS application for Poland exclusively online, without having to visit an embassy or consulate. Eligible applicants will be able to complete the ETIAS application form for Poland in just a few minutes with personal, passport, and travel information.
Those who submit an ETIAS Poland application form and receive an approved electronic visa waiver via email will be able to visit the Schengen Area for purposes of tourism, transit, business, or medical treatment.
Those eligible to apply for the ETIAS for Poland and the Schengen Area who wish to stay for longer periods, or visit for purposes such as to study or work, should contact a Polish Embassy or Consulate for further information.