Visa on the basis of Polish language courses

Poland is popular not only with tourist but also with students from across the globe. We are pleased to say that a lot of our students have successfully received the Visa on the basis of Polish language courses. If you are planning on studying Polish in Poland, here’s everything you need to know about the Poland visa on the basis of Polish courses at SVschool Language Center. However, as immigration rules and regulations often change, please note we cannot take responsibility for students’ own applications.

After you register and pay for the course (the minimal initial payment is 50% of the course cost; that is for those who need a visa or a temporary residence permit), the SVschool Language Center provides you the document package: Letter of acceptance, a certificate of payment for the course, a cover letter to the Consulate/visa center, the course program with information about the chosen course, its terms, level, frequency of classes and the amount that was paid within the course. You will need these documents to apply for your visa.

All the necessary documents are issued after you sign a contract (online) and pay for the course.
These document usually helps to obtain a visa/residence permit, however, it is not a guarantee.  However, as immigration rules and regulations often change, please note we cannot take responsibility for students’ own applications.

We strongly advise you to contact the Polish Embassy before booking the course and making the payment to make sure that the document offered by the school will be sufficient for applying for a visa.

We are the Polish Language Center and we have nothing in common with visa processes, so questions about a visa process you should send to the embassy.

In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, please check the information before making the payment whether your country is issuing visas for studies based on courses in a private language school.


How to get a visa on the basis of Polish language courses in SVschool?

  1. Choose the right Polish course.
  2. Fill in the registration form
  3. Pay the down payment (50% of the chosen course cost + registration fee)
  4. Send us the confirmation of your payment and the scanned copy of your passport.
  5. SVschool provides you the document package
  6. Submit the necessary documents to the consular office of the Republic of Poland in your country

We strongly advise you to contact the Polish Embassy and book an appointment for a visa application.  Please note that occasionally longer waiting times for bookings can occur.

In case the Student does not receive a visa that allows him to enter Poland for a language course organized by the School, the Student needs to provide the School with a written resignation letter and  present a document confirming the Consulate’s negative decision to issue a visa (a copy of the original document given by the Embassy explaining why your visa has been rejected)

Please note that the amount of 900 PLN of the course fee and an administrative fee of 150 PLN, postage costs (e.g. DHL – 200 PLN), and bank charges are non-refundable.

All the refunds will be processed within 90 working days from the date the refund has been requested provided the student has submitted the following information required to process a bank transfer: Name of the account holder, Address of the account holder, IBAN, BIC, Bank name and branch address.

Do you need a Poland Visa?

European citizens do not need a visa to study in Poland but if the course is longer than three months, they must register their stay in Poland. Citizens of a few other countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore may also not need a Poland student visa to study in Poland.

If the country you belong to is not amongst the list of visa-exempt countries you will need to apply for a Poland visa before arriving in Poland. This visa typically allows a person to stay in Poland for up to 90 days at a stretch in a period of 180 days (Schengen visa) or more than 90 days (National visa). Hence, after arriving in Poland, the student will be able to apply for a Temporary Stay Card.

What type of visa should I apply for?

Schengen visa:

You can submit Schengen Visa application if you choose the Intensive, Semi-intensive, Semester or Weekend course.

“C” visa which is for a stay up to 90 days per 180 days in Schengen area.

If you want to get to know Poland and its language in the context of a tourist visit, the Schengen visa is a good option.
The Schengen visa offers an exciting opportunity: especially if you don’t know Polish yet, you can even reach the level B1with a combination of different course types within three months! The tourist visa is therefore a good alternative: the requirements are not as strict as they are for the National Polish visa and it gives you the opportunity to increase your knowledge of Polish during your stay.

National “D” visa: long-term visa for a stay over 90 and up to 365 days in Poland.

In case choosing the Semi-annual, Yearlong or Yearlong+ course you can submit the National Visa application (Type D11).

A National visa type D11 is the type of educational visa issued for foreigners intending to complete the Polish language course lasting 6 -12 months.

With a National visa you can:
partake in a Polish language course
apply for university admission
start university studies
work, after receiving a work permit

A National Visa’s validity is up to the length of the course that can be six months up to one year.  It cannot be extended further while in Poland.

Documents Required for a Poland Visa on the basis of Polish language courses

The first thing you need to have before applying for a visa is a valid passport. You will also need 3 recent passport sized color photographs of yourself. Apart from this, a number of other documents are also required. These include:

Completed and signed Poland Visa Application form
This form is available online and can be downloaded freely. The application form must be filled in no earlier than 6 months from the date of submission.

Cover Letter
This must mention why you have chosen to study in Poland, your intent to go back to your home country after the course is completed and a list of documents included. If any of the required documents have not been attached to the application, a reason for the same must be mentioned here.

Letter of acceptance from the SVschool Language Center
You may also have to show proof of tuition fees that have already been paid.

Proof of having sufficient finances to pay for the course and live in Poland
This could be in the form of bank statements for the last three months, salary slips or a copy of your income tax returns. If the tuition is being sponsored by someone else, the relationship between the student and the sponsor should be explained.

Health insurance
Healthcare in Poland is not free. Hence it is essential for all international students to have health insurance of at least 30000 EUR.

Proof of accommodation
Flight itinerary

How to Apply for a Poland Visa?
Once the application has been filled in and the necessary documents are in place, the applicant will need to book a visa appointment at the closest Poland consulate. This can be done online at the e-konsulat page. A date and a time slot will be appointed.

The applicant will then be directed to the registration page where personal details will need to be filled in. This page should be printed along with the email confirming the visa appointment.

On the date of the visa appointment, the first thing to be done is the payment of visa fees. The visa fee is non-refundable.

The application form, passport photographs, supporting documents and visa fee receipt will then need to be submitted. A token no. will be given to the applicant for the visa interview.

The visa interview is quite straightforward. The applicant must answer all questions honestly and confidently. Biometric details such as fingerprints will also be taken at this time.

The student visa typically takes 2-3 weeks to be processed after which the visa and all other documents can be collected from the consulate.

We wish you the best of luck applying for language visas and look forward to seeing you in Poland very soon!

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