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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • CONSULAR FEES

  • GENERAL INFORMATION:

     

    Please be informed that you have to pay a fee for a consular service, according to the table of consular fees..

     

    The consular fee must be paid at the moment of applying for a certain consular service. Person entitled to a waiver or reduction of fee must provide a relevant document verifying such a right at the same moment. Fees are non-refundable. The fee can be paid in cash, by money order or certified check, payable to the Polish Consulate in Montreal (personal checks, debit and credit cards are not accepted).

     

    This is an excerpt from the table of consular fees. The complete table is available in Polish here.

     

     

    Type of service

    Fee in CAD

    Passport fees

    Issuing a passport

    175

    Issuing a passport for a child up to 13 years old

    112

    Issuing a temporary passport to a person waiting for a permanent passport

    24

    Issuing a temporary passport in other cases to a person over 18 and under 70 years old

    64

    Issuing a temporary passport in other cases for a child up to 13 years old

    48

    Issuing a passport to a person over 70 years old

    0

    Issuing a passport to replace a lost passport

    525

    Issuing a passport to replace a lost passport for a child under 13 years old

    334

    Services concerning Polish citizenship

    Application for Polish citizenship

    573

    Restoration of Polish citizenship

    64

    Confirmation of Polish citizenship

    128

    Renunciation of Polish citizenship

    573

    Visas

    Processing of the application for a long-term national visa*

    96

    Processing of the application for a short-term Schengen visa*

    96

    Other services concerning foreigners

    Issuing a temporary travel document for a foreigner

    48

    Certifications and permits

    Issuing a weapon transportation permit

    96

    Issuing a permit for transportation of human remains

    80

    Issuing other permits

    48

    Authentication and notarization

    Authentication of a document

    48

    Translation and authentication of a translation (per each page)

    144

    Authentication of a translation (per each page)

    48

    Making and certifying a copy as authentic

    96

    Certifying a copy as authentic

    48

    Authentication of a signature

    48

    Services concerning vital records

    Registration of foreign documents in Polish vital records office**

    80

    Issuing an affidavit about legal capacity for marraige

    80

    Recognition of paternity

    80

    Name change**

    80

    Other services

    Expedited service (only some of the services can be expedited)

    48

    Processing of the application for the Card of the Pole (Karta Polaka)

    0

     

    * Visa fees are reduced or waived for applicants belonging to some categories, check the visa information
    ** Additional fees are charged for a translation and authentication of a document and for an authentication of a translation

     

    FEE WAIVERS AND REDUCTIONS:


    Persons entitled to a waiver or reduction of the consular service fee must provide a relevant document verifying such a right to the Consul for inspection at the moment of filing of the application.

     

    Passport issuance is free of charge for:

    • persons who, as of the date of passport application, were 70 years of age;
    • persons residing in nursing homes or care centers or social assistance beneficiaries who receive permanent allowance, if their stay abroad is associated with long-term treatment or the need to undergo surgery;
    • persons who have applied for a replacement passport due to technical error.

     

    Passport fee is reduced by 50% for:

    • retirees, pensioners and disabled persons, under the Act of August 27, 1997 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities (Journal of Laws of 2011 No. 127, Item. 721, as amended 6), and the spouses of these persons who are their sole dependents;
    • persons residing in nursing homes or care centers or social assistance beneficiaries who receive permanent allowance;
    • veterans and other persons who are covered under the provisions of the Act of January 24, 1991 on Combatants and Certain Persons Who Are Victims of the Repression of War and Post-war Period (Journal of Laws of 2012 Item 400);
    • minors prior to starting compulsory education imposed by law, pupils and students up to 26 years of age.

     

    Passport fee is reduced for the holders of a Karta Dużej Rodziny - by 75% for children and 50% for parents.

     

    Passport fee is partially reduced in the event of:

    • the need to change or rectify the information to be entered into the passport, referred to in Article 18 Section 1 Items 1-3, 5 and 9 of the Act of July 13, 2006 on Passport Documents (Journal of Laws of 2013 Item 268);
    • a change in physical appearance of the passport holder, which might hinder identification;
    • the lack of passport space for placement of a visa or stamp confirming the crossing of the border.

     

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