• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland




    Every visa applicant has to provide a proof of travel medical insurance, valid thoughout the territory of the Schengen states (all Schengen states) and covering the entire period of his/her stay or transit.


    A confirmation of insurance has to be issued by the insurance company or health provider itself. A letter from an employer, school or university will not be accepted. An insurance card will not be accepted.



    The proof of insurance must include all of the following information:



    • Insured person's first and last name


    • Period of validity of the insurance, covering the entire stay in the Schengen area, including the days of arrival and departure


    • Minimum coverage - at least 30,000 EUR (or 50,000 USD)


    • Any expenses for medical treatment, hospitalization, medical evacuation and repatriation of remains in case of death must be covered


    • No reimbursement, deductible or co-pay is accepted. If you have to pay anything from your own pocket for medical treatment, it means that the insurance does not meet our requirements


    Please note, that many insurance companies in the United States do not cover international trips or their policies don't meet the Schengen requirements. If a proof of insurance from your insurance company or health provider does not explicitly say that it meets the requirements listed above, it won't be accepted.


    Foreigner applying for a national visa for the purpose of work or studies in Poland should provide a proof of travel medical insurance valid from the day of departure from the United States until the day he/she will acquire an insurance from the Polish public health system.


    The Consulate does not recommend any specific insurance company that you should purchase your insurance from. We do recommend reviewing the policy before purchasing it.


    Legal basis:


    • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code), Article 15
    • Polish Act on Foreigners (Ustawa o cudzoziemcach) of December 12, 2013, Articles 25 and 77

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