Hello everyone, I am an American college student who has been accepted to the University of Wrocław to study for the upcoming fall/winter semester by an agreement with my home university here in the USA. I've been reading on the internet about what steps I need to take to obtain a visa, but it's been a bit confusing. Can anyone tell me where to get started or offer any advice?
Some additional details:
I was hoping to leave August 31st so that I can stay with a friend for a week and take a crash course in Polish offered by the university (regular classes start on October 1st), but I haven't bought a plane ticket yet. I would be coming back some time in February, but I wanted to only buy a one-way ticket there so that I can worry about the details of my return trip later (say I got a job there or something and wanted to stay longer..? It's my last semester).
I know I'm cutting it close because August 31st is soon.. I meant to do it earlier but got caught up with negotiations with the universities. But is it still possible to obtain a visa or do I need to plan on going later in September? And do I need to have a round trip plane ticket before I can get one?
Thank you very much for any responses!
Hmm.. I've been reading more about it and it sounds like I might not have to apply for a visa: since I am from the US I can stay in Poland for 90 days without a visa, and while I am there I can apply for a residence permit to stay the rest of the ~6 month period. Does anyone know if this is correct and where I might find a reliable source that confirms this?
Merged: American seeking Student Visa
I've determined what universities I intend to apply to and have the majority of required application materials all ready to go, with the exception of the Student VISA application documents.
I feel like I could just be missing it, but I'm having trouble finding:
A) what is determined to be "sufficient funds," and
B) where on earth can one download a copy of the application form?
Any help on this would be appreciated!