Who submits the application?

You should submit the application if you intend to extend your stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland on the basis of the national visa or a Schengen visa.

If you apply during the illegal stay we will refuse the initiation of the proceeding.

The Schengen visa entitles you to one or more entries, provided that neither the duration of a continuous visit nor the total duration of successive stays in the territory of the Schengen States  exceed 90 days in any 180 days counted from the date of first entry to that territory.

National Visa entitles you to entry into the territory of the Republic of Poland and the continuous stay on it or to several stays on the territory of the following one after another, lasting a total of more than 90 days during the period of validity of the visa.

You can apply for an extension of the period of validity of an issued visa or period of stay under this visa on the territory of the Republic of Poland if the following conditions are met:

  • the stay is for your important professional or personal interest or on humanitarian grounds, you cannot leave the territory before the end of the period of validity of the visa or before the end of the period covered by the visa of an allowed period of stay,
  • the events that are the cause of applying for a visa extension, occurred regardless of your will and were not foreseeable on the day of submission of the application for a visa,
  • the circumstances of the case do not indicate that the purpose of your stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland will be different than declared,
  • there are no circumstances, because of which the national visa should be refused.

A Schengen visa is extended, if the holder of the visa has demonstrated that, as a result of force majeure or for humanitarian reasons, it is not possible to leave the Schengen territory before the expiry of the visa, or before the end of the allowed period to stay covered by the visa.

A Schengen visa can be extended, if the holder of the visa has provided evidence of important personal reasons justifying the prolongation of the period of validity of the visa or the period of stay.


When should I submit the application?

You must submit the application for visa prolongation, no later than on the last day of legal residence in the territory of the Republic of Poland. 

In the event of lack of the possibility of personal appearance, please send the application via post.

For the sake of preservation of legal residence, the date of postage at the post office will be considered. 

If you submit an application within the time limit and does not include any formal deficiencies, or you complete the deficiencies within the period indicated by us, your residence will be legal from the date of submission of the application until the date on which the decision, in this case, will become final.


How can I make an application?

  1. In person after previously booking a visit at https://rezerwacje.duw.pl/reservations/ or in person after previously filling out the application on-line, printing out and making a reservation of the visit at https://przybysz.duw.pl
    On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    At the Provincial Office of Lower Silesia in Wrocław
    Section of Civic Matters and Foreigners
    Pl. Powstańców Warszawy 1

    or in one of the three Delegation offices of the Office:

    1. Delegation office in Legnica
      ul. F. Skarbka 3
      59-220 Legnica
    2. Delegation office in Wałbrzych
      ul. Słowackiego 23a
      58-300 Wałbrzych
    3. Delegation office in Jelenia Góra
      ul. Piłsudskiego 12
      58-500 Jelenia Góra

    After coming to the Office approach the ticket machine of the line management system, type in the reservation number, get the ticket and wait for your number to be called out and once it is, approach the indicated post.

  2. By mail to the address:

    Dolnośląski Urząd Wojewódzki we Wrocławiu
    Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich i Cudzoziemców
    pl. Powstańców Warszawy 1
    50-153 Wrocław

REMEMBER: registering of the account on the Information Portal - https://przybysz.duw.pl,  filling out the application on-line in the system, printing it out and submitting in the Office may make proceeding process of your application shorter and will allow you to monitor your case!


What documents must I submit?

  1. The completed application. Before filling out the application please familiarize with the instruction, which is located in the application. Application for renewal of a national visa, Application for extension of Schengen visa.
  2. One photography:
    • Not destroyed, colour, sharp;
    • Size 35 mm x 45mm;
    • Made no earlier than within 6 days before the day of submitting the application;
    • Depicting the face of a foreigner from the top of the head to the upper part of shoulders so that the face is visible within 70-80% of the photo, on the uniform background;
    • Depicting the person looking straight ahead, with eyes open, not covered by hair, with natural expression and mouth closed, and showing natural skin colour;
    • Depicting eyes of the foreigner, especially the pupils and the sight line of the foreigner should be parallel to the upper edge of the photo;

    Caution: Foreigner using head covers according to the rules of his religion may add a photo to the application depicting him in the head cover on condition that the face is visible. In such a case a declaration of the foreigner will be needed that he belongs to a certain religious commune. Declaration of belonging to religious commune.

  3. a travel document valid for at least 3 months after your expected date of leaving the territory of the Republic of Poland, containing at least 2 free pages and released in the last 10 years
  4. documents proving::
    1. the purpose and conditions of the intended stay,
    2. having sufficient financial resources to cover the cost of living throughout the period of intended stay in the territory of the Polish Republic, and for the return journey to the country of origin or residence or for a transit to a third State that will permit the entry, or the possibility of obtaining such measures in accordance with the law,
    3. having health insurance, within the meaning of the provisions of the Act of 27 August 2004 on the health care services financed from public funds (Journal of Laws of 2008, no. 164, item 1027 as amended) or possession of travel medical insurance with a minimum amount of insurance in the amount of 30 000 euro, valid for a period of planned stay of the foreigner in the territory of the Republic of Poland, covering any expenses that may arise during the stay on the territory in connection with the necessity of return travel for medical reasons, the need for urgent medical assistance, the sudden hospital treatment or death,
    4. the credibility of the foreigner’s declaration of their intention to leave the territory of the Republic of Poland before the end of the period of validity of the visa,
    5. other circumstances provided in the application.
  5. Confirmation of stamp duty payment

Documents will be submitted in originals or photocopies along with originals for insight. Civil status acts proving kinship or marital status issued by foreign countries should bear apostille clause or be confirmed by the Polish Consul. If the application is accompanied by the documents prepared in a foreign language, also their translation to the Polish language made by a sworn translator is required.


What are the fees?

Stamp duty for issuing national visa extension is: 406,00 PLN

The fee should be paid to the following account:
Gmina Wrocław
pl. Nowy Targ 1-8, 50-141 Wrocław
82 1020 5226 0000 6102 0417 7895 

Remember to attach the confirmation of the payment to the application.

Stamp duty for issuing Schengen visa extension is:

30,00 EUR (the conversion of the equivalent of EUR to PLN will be made according to the average exchange rate announced by the European Central Bank for this currency, on the last working day preceding the date of filing of the application for extension of visa)

The fee should be paid to the following account:
Dolnośląski Urząd Wojewódzki
50-153 Wrocław, pl. Powstańców Warszawy 1
41 1010 1674 0005 9222 3100 0000

If you have a representative, then the stamp duty for the submitted authorization is PLN 17,00

The fee for representation should be paid to the account:

Gmina Wrocław
pl. Nowy Targ 1-8, 50-141 Wrocław
82 1020 5226 0000 6102 0417 7895