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The Schengen Agreement took effect on March 26th, 1995, and currently comprises the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Island, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The purpose of the Schengen Agreement is - among other objectives - the issuance of a common and uniform visa for short-term stays of up to 90 days in one or several of the Schengen countries.
Malaysian and Brunei Darussalam citizens do not require a visa when travelling to one of the Schengen countries for tourism/business reasons. The stay in the Schengen States, however, may not exceed 90 days within a 6-months period. Please note that the Malaysian visitor will need to present a valid Malaysian/Brunei passport, proof of sufficient funds and a return airline ticket upon arrival at the first point of entry in the Schengen States. Filipino citizens may apply for a Schengen visa in the Embassy of the Netherlands in Manila (read the information at the bottom of the page).
In case you are a citizen of a country which does need a visa to enter the Schengen States or as a Malaysian citizen intending to stay longer than three month you will have to apply for a visa before travelling.
Where to Apply:
- If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Embassy of that particular country.
- If you intend to visit severalSchengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the embassy of the country which is you main destination. The main destination is ascertained according to the purpose of the trip and the length of the stay.
- If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the embassy of the country which is yourfirst point of entry.
- If you do not need a visa for the Schengen country which is your main destination or first point of entry, please note that you may require a visa for other Schengen countries you wish to visit. You should then apply at the Embassy of the first Schengen country which does require you to have a visa.
Applications should be made in person at the Embassy.
A visa application that is rejected by any of the Schengen countries is considered as being rejected by all the Schengen partners. Schengen Embassies have set up an internal information system in order to avoid multiple applications. Multiple applications will automatically be rejected.
Note: Your application can only be accepted if all requested documents are submitted. The average processing time is about 10 working days. The visa fee is € 60,- payable in Ringgit Malaysia. Please kindly note that the fee is non-refundable as it constitute the costs of processing the application. What Should You Submit? Specific document required by the Polish Embassy you'll find below
SHORT TERM SHENGEN VISA (stay in Schengen area for no longer than 90 days within 6 months time):
Consular section is open Mondays: 10am-12pm, Tuesdays: 2pm-4pm, Fridays: 10am-12pm
Documents to submit in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuala Lumpur:
1. Application form duly completed with two passport sized-photo, white background
2. Original passport, valid at least 90 days after the expiration of visa, with at least two blank visa pages and one copy of passport
3. Health insurance certificate (Travel Health Insurance) for 30.000 Euro covering the whole period of stay in Europe and one copy. All foreigners visiting Schengen area are obliged to have valid travel health insurance for the whole period of stay with the minimum claim amount as given earlier. Immigration officers may check the validity of the insurance while entering Schengen area.
4. Documents indicating the purpose of the journey e.g. plan of the trip, invitation from business partner.
5. Confirmation of sufficient financial means e.g. copy of bank statements showing the transaction/movement of the last 6 months or tax clearance for the previous year and one copy
6. Letter of employer confirming the applicant's position in the company, date of employment, current salary and period of holiday granted or, in case of ownership of the company, commercial license need to be shown, letter from the university stating the status of the applicant, valid student's ID.
7. Flight reservation confirmation (booking of round-trip ticket with fixed date has to be shown)
8. Confirmation of hotel reservation or official invitation letter. In case of staying in a private apartment/house, please submit the tenancy agreement
9. Birth certificate, consent from the custodian/certificate of custody, letter from school if child is applying. In case of minor travelling alone or with one parent: written permission is needed from both parents/guardians. The signature(s) should be legalised. The permission will specify the authorisation to travel alone as well as a goal of the journey and should be carried by the minor at all times during his/her journey.
10. For applicants holding non-Malaysian passport, work permit and long term re-entry visa are necessary
11. In case of transit visa, applicant must show original visa issued by the destination country
12. For tour group/travel agency, letter from the travel agency specifying list of passengers, itinerary and name of partner travel agency/co-organizer in Poland are required
13. In case of friend/family visit, original official invitation "ZAPROSZENIE" issued by the governor's office (VOIVODSHIP) in Poland is required
- Application fees as well as administrative costs are non-refundable in case of visa rejection or withdrawal of application.
- Submission of all required documents does not guarantee the issuing of visa.
- Apart from issued visa, immigration officer at checkpoint has the right to refuse the alien to enter into the Republic of Poland.
- Appropriate authorities may ask applicants to appear personally in order to provide any necessary explanations
- The Embassy of Poland reserves its right to request for other additional documents.
SHENGEN VISA FOR THE PHILIPPINE CITIZENS
IMPORTANT NOTICE (28.06.2010)
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuala Lumpur would like to inform that in accordance with the "Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on mutual visa representation", effective 1st of July 2010, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will represent the Republic of Poland in the process of examining applications and issuing Schengen visas, pursuant to the provisions of the EU Visa Code, in the Republic of the Philippines.
For Schengen "C" visa, PHILIPPINE nationals residing in that country and other, planning to travel to Poland for short stay up to 90 days within 6 months, should submit their applications at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Manila.
According to the MoU, Dutch Consul cannot issue following types of visa:
- diplomatic and service (however it is possible to accept diplomatic and service passports, but the visa issued will be non-diplomatic and non-service);
- issued in connection with work (work/business)
- to study in Poland
- to start the activity in Poland that requiries special permit.
The above mentioned visa continue to be issued in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuala Lumpur
Address of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Manila
26th Floor Equitable Bank Tower, 8751 Paseo de Roxas Makati City, Metro Manila Philippines Contact Telephone (+63) 2 786 66 66 Fax (+63) 2 786 66 00 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org (for visa questions email@example.com) Opening hours Embassy Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00 Consular and Visa Section Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:00 (appointments only)SEE MORE