The U.S. Mission to Poland understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment.  We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible.  In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until December 31, 2021, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.  Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.

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As of July 20, the United States Embassy in Warsaw and Consulate General in Krakow have resumed certain nonimmigrant services, including: F, M, certain J categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor professor, research scholar, short-term research scholar, specialist, secondary school student and college/university student), C1/D, E, I, O, and P visas, and certain immigrant visas including IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pl/pl-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.

Applicants for H1B, H2B, L1, and certain J categories and their dependents covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here.

The Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within 14 days in certain countries prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States (Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996, and 10041), and the Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak (Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052) remain in effect. For details about these Presidential Proclamations click here.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions to determine how those restrictions may apply to you. Please see our immigrant visa page for information relating to immigrant and diversity visas.

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Poland has been formally designated as a member of the Visa Waiver Program.  The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is available for applications by Polish now. 

Please see our Fact Sheet and  Frequently Asked Questions  for additional information about visa-free travel to the United States for Polish citizens.  Travelers may obtain general information about the Visa Waiver Program at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html, and about ESTA at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.   

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Poland. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the U.S. Consulates in Krakow.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Poland.