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Getting a Visa to Poland, really that hard?


PRXSHOT47 2 | 7
9 Sep 2013 #1
If youre trying to get a Tourist visa, and you have proof of some part time job, proof of attending university, proof of a bank account with about 3,000 PLN, and proof of residency in poland even though you live with parents, and a form from a sponsor saying they will take care of your finances while your in the states, what are your changes of getting the visa? also does a congressman letter, just saying something, not a letter begging for her to come, but just a letter assuring the person trying to return help. And one last thing, does a letter of invitation from the sponsor help too? Please leave honest comments. thank you
jon357 71 | 20,799
9 Sep 2013 #2
attending university

a bank account with about 3,000 PLN

live with parents

This sounds like somebody really young, i.e. the demographic group most likely to overstay their visa.

It also depends on the country. You say 'congressman' which suggests the US, who do have issues with people arriving on visit visas and not returning. The UK used to allow Polish citizens to visit if they had a letter of invitation from a respectable person. Is it not the same there?
OP PRXSHOT47 2 | 7
9 Sep 2013 #3
It is someone really young and is my girlfriend, which isnt the matter. i visited her

This sounds like somebody really young, i.e. the demographic group most likely to overstay their visa.

It also depends on the country. You say 'congressman' which suggests the US,

Yes she is very young, 19 years old. but does have strong ties to poland with the proof i listed in my original question. and yes the congressmen that belongs to my state, Florida. and my father will be her sponsor, and my mother, an attorney, will write a letter of invitation. yes she is currently my girlfriend and i visited her in poland in August. Im just trying to see what are the right documents she needs to come for christmas. in her first visa interview she only brought the sponsor form
jon357 71 | 20,799
9 Sep 2013 #4
For visas worldwide, age is a big factor in making their decisions. 'Strong ties' by the way, mean kids, a mortgage and a career.

It's a nuisance, but unfortunately that's the way it is.

Maybe your best option would be to go to Poland, rather than her going to the US.
jkb - | 198
9 Sep 2013 #5
She has to establish on her own that she would not be an intending immigrant. Congressional letters or sponsorship letters (nowadays, in Poland) do not mean anything when applying for a non-immigrant visa. Having someone willing to "sponsor" the applicant can actually hinder their chances at getting the visa, as it would prove ties to the U.S. instead. By all means, she should go and try getting a visa. B category visa denial rates for Poland are currently around 8-9%, so her chances are very good.

The COs hardly ever look at any proof (and having proof of 3k PLN deposited in a bank account is of no value). It's the way the applicant presents themselves and what they say (and how they say it) that matters. During the interview, I would strongly suggest against using the words: "boyfriend" or "girlfriend", and replacing them with "friend(s)" instead. Be truthful, but do not voluntarily disclose any detailed information. Just answer questions simply and to the point. Be confident.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
9 Sep 2013 #6
I think you've already asked the same question in another topic.
Harry
9 Sep 2013 #7
Maybe your best option would be to go to Poland, rather than her going to the US.

Yep, if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad really does need to go to the mountain.

Besides, the OP might do the Polish family Christmas thing and find that his Mrs has a far fitter cousin who already has a visa for the USA.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
9 Sep 2013 #8
It's the way the applicant presents themselves and what they say (and how they say it) that matters.

Actually that is irrelevant in this process, what matters most to the official is keeping the quota for visa denial at 10% or whatever it is these days. It's like a crap shoot, wherever the dice may fall, they've always been found of lottery system in these matters.
OP PRXSHOT47 2 | 7
9 Sep 2013 #9
What documents do you think are good then if bank account doesnt matter. So they congressmans letter probably wont help, and how would a sponsor hurt getting a visa if they have the option? I already went to poland in August and cant go in december. I really believe her chances will be good. I hope...
jkb - | 198
10 Sep 2013 #10
what matters most to the official is keeping the quota for visa denial at 10% or whatever it is these days.

And now, back to Earth!

What documents do you think are good then if bank account doesnt matter.

Little to no documents. Only something really compelling in case she is about to get denied. Otherwise, I wouldn't even bother bringing "proof", "evidence" or any other paperwork.

how would a sponsor hurt getting a visa if they have the option

I told you exactly how. Having a sponsor in the U.S. proves ties to the U.S. That's exactly the opposite to what she needs to achieve.

I really believe her chances will be good. I hope...

If she had no previous overstays, no unauthorized employment, and has a stable situation here, in Poland, then her chances are even higher.
OP PRXSHOT47 2 | 7
10 Sep 2013 #11
Little to no documents. Only something really compelling in case she is about to get denied. Otherwise, I wouldn't even bother bringing "proof", "evidence" or any other paperwork.

So they consulate will just listen and trust anything you say? without any proof? She will bring 3, maybe 4 documents: Proof of attending a University, Proof of work, and proof of bank account.

If she had no previous overstays, no unauthorized employment, and has a stable situation here, in Poland, then her chances are even higher.

She has never gotten a visa, and he situation in poland is fine, her bank is only maybe 3,000 PLN because she lives with her parents, she is only 19. Her school family and work is all in poland.

If she had no previous overstays, no unauthorized employment, and has a stable situation here, in Poland, then her chances are even higher.

Her situation is that all of her family lives in Poland. Her school is in her city hence she lives with her family who take care of her, Her bank account is in Poland with about 3,000 PLN, and her work is in her city too. She will bring proof of all this, and i pray to god her chances are good
jkb - | 198
12 Sep 2013 #12
So they consulate will just listen and trust anything you say? without any proof?

Believe it or not, but this is how visa interviews in Poland are nowadays. Sure, she can have some backup documentation "just in case", but most likely she won't be asked to show anything.

her bank is only maybe 3,000 PLN

That is irrelevant. Think about it this way: how much effort would it take to have someone wire you 3.000PLN, let you print out your statement, and then wire the money back? Also, the equivalent of less than $1k in bank accounts is hardly any incentive for not overstaying your visa and coming back home.

Her school family and work is all in poland.

School is a big factor. If she is tied up in school, i'd say it's of wy more value than the mentioned 3000PLN

and her work is in her city too

So on top of that she has a job. That's even stronger ties.

I would say her chances are very high.
OP PRXSHOT47 2 | 7
12 Sep 2013 #13
So on top of that she has a job. That's even stronger ties.

I would say her chances are very high.

jkb, im glad to hear her chances are good. i just feel the need for documentation is important. What would you think about a congressmans letter, you know like i live in florida i contact my representatives office and get just a statement, not begging her to come, just something saying she will return to Poland. Also, does a letter of invitation from my mother help? like saying she can only come for 2 weeks during the christmas holidays because thats the amount of time she has off from college, and assuring she will return home. or are these documents too much.ALSO she didnt have any documents last time she got rejected, but said she had school work etc. but now she is bringng proof
jkb - | 198
17 Sep 2013 #14
Congressman letter is useless when it comes to B2 visas. How can a congressman know she'll return to Poland? How can you know? She's the one who needs to convince the CO, not you or the congressman.

Her previous visa refusal can hinder her chances.
drk
13 Dec 2013 #15
I think your girlfriend might have couple of options:

1. Applying to obtain visa under travel and work program ( for young people this is far the best option available from all)
or
2. Fiance visa with intend to marry, so called K-1( its a very lengthy process, and with high probability of getting one).

Personally, If Your girlfriend applies under the category B-2 visa, she will be 100% denied on presumption to intend to permanently stay. ( so don't even think about it!).

I would highly encourage you to visit a website of the law firm who specialize in overturning consular decisions on all type of visas including B-2 visas. This law firm has very high successful rate of overturning the consular decisions and they do help all people to properly file all necessary forms and they do deal directly with consular offices around the world and USCIS office. The name of the law firm is: White & Associate, they are located in Los Angeles,CA here is their web site www dot bridgewest dot com or phone up. Unfortunately, they are quite expensive because they deal with very difficult matters with successful results.!!!

Tell them your story they will be able to guide you through the whole process of how to provide information effectively to CO on visa application form and help you and your girlfriend to choose appropriate category visa for her to visit you in Florida.

I hope my 2 cents have helped you in anyway and Good Luck !!!!

Nb. JKB has a good point of how to provide information about friends but not strong enough.
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shiva
2 Dec 2014 #16
Merged: visa apply

hi
my name is shiva bhandari

i am studying bachelor 3rd year but i didn't want to study more although i pass bachelor 2nd year n wanted to go poland for work n study.can you say process for the visa.
Levi_BR 6 | 219
2 Dec 2014 #17
i am studying bachelor 3rd year but i didn't want to study more although i pass bachelor 2nd year n wanted to go poland for work n study

If you don't want to study more, how do you want to go to Poland to STUDY?
pigsy 7 | 305
3 Dec 2014 #18
just work i suppose:)
Dinesh yadav
22 Jul 2015 #19
Hi, I have applied for student visa for Poland , to pursue Master degree in gdansk university of technology. What would be the success rate of visa approval and one more thing i want to insist that one of my friend also applied for an student visa but he is going to pursue bachelor degree and his age is 30 does the age factor causes the success of visa approval. please do kindly suggest on it.


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