New Rules for Booking Slots at the Polish Consulates in India

The Polish Embassy in New Delhi announced new regulations regarding accepting visa applications.

What to Expect
  • Starting from December 2023 visa applications will be accepted through VFS Global visa application centres in Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Lucknow. Registration for visa appointments via VFS Global system was opened on Thursday, November 23, 2023.
  • For the Polish Consulate General in Mumbai, booking an appointment for a visa application is possible only via the e-konsulat system and the timeslots are granted by drawing.
  • Waiting time for submitting a visa application is difficult to predict and cannot be defined in advance.
Erickson Insights & Analsyis

The acceptance of visa applications in India through VFS Global visa centres has been suspended since September 26, 2023, by the Polish Foreign Ministry. This was an outcome of reported irregularities in the process of issuing Polish visas related to the so-called “visa scandal.” With consideration of these delays and suspensions, individuals should plan their travel and relocation between India and Poland at least six (6) months in advance.

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