Poland Terminates Cooperation with Visa Outsourcing Providers

The Polish Foreign Ministry reports that it will terminate cooperation with all visa outsourcing providers. Submitting a Polish visa application using services of external visa centers will not be permitted. This applies to the countries where visas were not accepted directly at the consular sections of the embassies.

It is currently not confirmed how Polish visas will be processed in places where presence of Polish consular officers is little or doesn’t exist at all.

Erickson Insights and Analysis

The announcement from the Polish Foreign Ministry is connected with the reported impropriety where it is alleged that some applicants processed by visa outsourcing providers obtained their visa outside of the official process. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.