Poland – Important update for applicants applying for a Schengen visa.

Applicants who apply for a Schengen visa must visit the respective Visa Application Center in person and submit visa application by themselves along with biometric data (fingerprints).

Submission of visa application through travel agents is not allowed. At the moment of visa application submission, employees of Visa Application Center collect fingerprints from applicants who are 12 years old and above. Applicants, who state that they have already provided fingerprints earlier but do not have the respective mark “VIS” on previous Schengen visa in their passport, will be obliged to submit fingerprints at Visa Application Center.