Welcome to the Nonimmigrant and the Immigrant Visa Units of the U.S. Consular Offices in Poland.
We invite you to apply for a U.S. visa in the Embassy in Warsaw and in the Consulate General in Krakow and we welcome you to visit the United States of America! For information about travel to the United States please visit: http://www.discoveramerica.com
We are committed to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States in accordance with U.S. law and we strive to provide professional and courteous customer service to our visa applicants. In our work, we are guided by the principles of transparency, fairness, professionalism and integrity.
For the U.S. Department of State Consular Customer Service Statement, please see: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/visa_2796.html
The Consular Section of the Embassy in Warsaw will be closed to the public on January 25, March 8, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23 and September 27, 2013, for training purposes. Operator assisted immigrant visa information (48-22-625 1042), information on admissibility (48-22-504 2200) and direct telephone numbers to American Citizens Services and Federal Benefits Units in Warsaw will be unavailable on those days. Except for emergencies, the American Citizen Services Unit will be closed to the public The Consular Information Booth on 12 Piekna Street in Warsaw will be closed as well.
The Nonimmigrant Visa Information telephone lines will be operated +48 22 307 1361 in Poland or +1(703)988 7101 and callers will be able to reach the 24-Hour Automated Consular Services Information at (48) 22 625-1401. More information on how to contact the Embassy is available here.
Cautionary Notice Regarding Previous Overstays
Passengers who previously stayed in the U.S. longer than permitted on the form I-94 issued by the immigration officer at the port of entry will be denied entry into the U.S. In order to avoid being sent back to Poland, and possibly being held in a detention facility if a return flight is not immediately available, passengers are urged to bear in mind the following:
A visa does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.
If you stayed even one day longer than permitted on a previous I-94, the visa you used on that trip is now invalid for re-entry, even if the visa expiration date on the visa foil has not been reached. You will not be permitted to re-enter the U.S. on such a visa.
Even though you may previously have been admitted to the U.S. following an overstay, this does not mean that you will be admitted again. As we improve the databases used to screen travelers at U.S. Ports of Entry, the likelihood that a previous violation will come to the attention of an immigration inspector increases.
Polish citizens who have previously overstayed must apply for new visas at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw or the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow.
We urge you to be honest with the consular officer regarding your previous overstay. It is far better to be denied a visa by a consular officer in Poland than to be detained/arrested and turned back by U.S. immigration authorities after a long, expensive flight.
Failure to disclose a previous overstay to a consular officer or immigration officer is considered misrepresentation and will make you permanently ineligible to receive future visas, including immigrant visas.