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Hi! Me and my Polish boyfriend are planning to get married in Poland soon. As I am a citizen of the Philippines, I need a visa to enter Poland. Since there is no option for a fiance visa, we were told by the Polish embassy to apply from their listed visa options (Schengen or national visa),submit as much documents that will support my purpose of coming to Poland then the Consul will decide whether to grant me a visa or not. Would you know which documents we need to give the embassy for the purpose of getting married in Poland?

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What you need in such situation is to convince the Polish consul, that you are really going to get married in Poland. Unfortunately there is no list of documents that should be submit by fiances to prove their plans.

Probably the best idea is to apply for a visa for the purpose of a visit. For this you need an invitation, which can be issued by your fiance, if he permanently lives in Poland. If he doesn't have a permanent residence in the country, you will have to ask somebody else to prepare invitation (for example your future parents in law).

If you apply for a visit visa you don't need to prove you marriage plans. It should be enough to say that you would like to visit your future family and country of origin of your fiance.

It must be stressed that there is no guarantee that you will be granted visa. Sometimes it happens that even a wife or husband of a Polish citizen is refused a visa. The most important aspect of the case is to present real reasons for your visa application.

If you plan to get married in Poland our leaflet about marriage in Poland can be interesting and helpful for you - see the link below.

See also

Marriage in Poland - leaflet

Answer date:

2012-10-29 10:23:48

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