How to Apply

In order to improve visa processing, all the documents provided by the applicants should be prepared and assembled as described below. Please put the documents in the following sequence before the interview.

The applicants’ passports should be grouped together and passed to the clerk without covers of any kind. The passport should be valid for at least sixty days beyond the period of validity of the visa.

Each applicant should bring his/her previous passport(s) with US visas, otherwise your visa may be refused until the consular officer can review them.

Please print out and bring to the Embassy the confirmation page of your GSS registration and passport FedEx  pick-up location choice. The confirmation page must contain the barcode and your UID number.

Each applicant must submit two photos which meets all the requirements listed here.

Complete online (if you have not done it earlier) the biographic data form DS-260 for each person applying for a visa, regardless of age. The form is accessible through CEAC website at You can find more information on completing the online forms at

To complete the DS-260 you will need to retrieve the NVC Invoice ID Number and each traveling applicant’s Beneficiary ID Number from the Notice to Applicant page of your appointment letter. Should your appointment letter not be available, your Invoice ID and Beneficiary ID Numbers may be retrieved by contacting the National Visa Center. If your petition did not go through the NVC process, for example, you filed your petition overseas; your beneficiary ID number will be your date of birth (YYYYMMDD).

For applicants born in Poland only complete versions of Polish birth certificates (Odpis zupełny aktu urodzenia) are accepted. Polish “short form” of birth certificate is not acceptable.

Married persons are required to present a certified copy of their marriage certificate (one copy for every spouse). Please note that only complete versions of Polish marriage certificates (Odpis zupełny aktu małżeństwa) are accepted. The Polish “short form” of marriage certificate is not acceptable.

Any applicant who has been previously married must obtain evidence of the termination of each prior marriage such as final divorce decree, death certificate or annulment.

Police certificates are required from every applicant aged 16 or over on the date of the interview. If the applicant has been convicted of any crime in any country, a copy of the court record of each conviction is required. For further information on how to obtain police certificate click here.

All applicants with current or prior military service must provide military records. Military records must contain a complete record of the applicant’s service and conduct while in the service. The record must show any convictions of crime before military tribunals.

All applicants should submit the results of medical examination in the original unopened envelope. The examination will be conducted by a medical doctor designated by the Embassy. The applicant is responsible for all medical examination fees. The medical examination cannot be performed by the applicant’s own physician. For detailed information on the location of the medical centers and scheduling the medical appointment please click this link.

Documents in Polish, except for court records, do not have to be translated. All documents that are not written in English or Polish must be translated into English by a certified translator.