How to Contact The Polish Consulate In Chicago
The Polish Consulate in Chicago includes the American states of:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
If you do not live in any of these states, other consulates may better help you.
How the Polish Consulate in Chicago Can Help You!
The Polish Consulate in Chicago provides a plethora of consular services, including:
- Passport application and renewal
- Visa application
- Legalization of official documents
- Registration of foreign certificates
- Notarial services
- Translation services
- Repatriation of remains
- Transportation of arms and ammunition
- Inheritance and donations
How to Obtain, Use and Renew a Polish Passport?
By law, Polish citizens abroad can use consulates to fulfill their passport needs. The types of passports the consulate gives out include two types of passports, long-term passports, and temporary passports.
Long Term Passports
- Entitle you to cross borders and stay abroad
- Confirm Polish identity
- Confirm your identity (in terms of the data within the passport itself)
- This passport is valid for 5 years for citizens under 13
- The passport is valid for 10 years for citizens over 13
With this passport (valid for 12 months), you may:
- Stay in Poland and abroad and return to your place of residence
- Stay abroad while waiting for a Polish passport
- Stay in Poland and abroad in the case of an urgent family emergency or funeral
- Stay in Poland with regards to your work activities
The Documents Required:
- A completed passport application form
- A colored photograph
- An abridged certificate if your name was changed and you married abroad
- An abridged copy of your Polish birth certificate if you do not have a PESEL number
- A copy of your Polish marriage certificate if you got married whether your name changed or remained intact
- A document to confirm that you are eligible for a reduced fee, if applicable
- Your current passport with you if you are applying, even if it is expired - it can be helpful to verify information with
You’ve Lost A Passport, Now What?
- If you are in another country, you must report a lost Polish passport to a consular office as soon as you discover the passport is lost
- To do this, go to a local Polish representative and fill out a “lost passport” form, this form will then invalidate your passport. If you find your passport, you cannot use it — using the passport may lead to legal consequences
- If your passport is lost or stolen, you can be issued a temporary passport to either exit another country to return to Poland or to stay in Poland until a new passport is issued
How to Obtain Polish Visas?
There are 3 types of Polish visas; before you travel, it is important to figure out which visa you will need.
Airport Transit Schengen Visa (A-Type)
You need this if you will pass through an international transit area of a Schengen airport with a passport that is from:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Sri Lanka
Schengen Visa (C-Type)
You need this if you plan to stay in Poland or Schengen area countries for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day duration. You can apply for this if:
- Poland is your only destination
- You plan to visit more than one Schengen country but Poland is your main destination
- You do not know which Schengen country is your main destination, but you will cross the Schengen border for the first time in Poland
National Visa (D-Type)
- You need this if you want to stay in Poland for more than 90 days in any situation, you have to apply for this visa
- You will need to reapply in 1 year if you seek things like asylum, repatriation, or a Polish Card
How to Contact the Polish Consulate in Chicago?
|Address||The Consulate General of Poland in Chicago
1530 North Lake Shore Drive
|Office Hours||Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
How to Get to the Polish Consulate in Chicago
Directions from Chicago’s Union Station
- Enter Union Station Transit Center
- Board the 151 Devon/Clark Bus
- Ride for 26 stops
- Exit at Lake Shore and North Avenue
- Enter the Polish Consulate in Chicago
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