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A foreigner arriving to  Poland  for a stay exceeding 3 days should have the financial means of subsistence to cover the costs of accommodation, food, transit and return to the country of origin in the amount of at least 100 PLN for each day of intended stay or its equivalent in foreign currencies. 

A foreigner entering  Poland in order to undertake or continue studies, to conduct scientific research or training should have the amount of 543 PLN for each month of the stay for a period of 15 months (in case of the scientific research – for a period of 12 months) or for the entire duration of intended residence in Poland, if the stay is intended for less than 15 (12) months.  If a foreigner stays in Poland with his family, he should have at least 457 PLN for him and for each dependent.

Additionally, a foreigner should have a return ticket to his country of origin or financial means that cover such a cost:

  • 200 PLN, if the foreigner comes from a country that borders Poland,
  • 500 PLN, if the foreigner comes from an EU country that does not border Poland,
  • 2500 PLN, if a foreigner comes from a non-EU country that does not border Poland.

Documents that confirm the possibility of obtaining the required funds are:

  • Travellers' cheque
  • Credit card with a bank statement confirming the card limit;
  • Statement confirming possession of funds in the foreigner’s bank account issued by a bank that has its seat in Poland;
  • Original of the invitation;
  • In the case of students - a certificate of scholarship award;
  • Proof of employment and earnings.