While filling in the paperwork for a Schengen Visa with the Embassy of Poland, there is a column that asks for the "member state of first entry" to be entered.

My flight has a 2 hour transit layover in Vienna, and then continues on to Warsaw, Poland. Would the member state of first entry be Austria, or Poland?

  • its not duplicate I'm not going to trip to another country its my flight condition and I want to stay in transit zone for layover – ACTION GAMER Jul 23 '14 at 12:48
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    @ACTIONGAMER You will not be staying in transit zone since the flight from Vienna to Warsaw is within the Schengen external border so even if the flight is to a different country you're unlikely to encounter immigration control in Poland for this flight. – Karlson Jul 23 '14 at 13:14
  • so @Karlson what i have to do then ? what will be my first entry member state? – ACTION GAMER Jul 23 '14 at 13:20
  • @ACTIONGAMER Your first entry state is Austria. – Karlson Jul 23 '14 at 13:22
  • thanx @Karlson another question : still i have to get my visa from Poland embassy for long stay? – ACTION GAMER Jul 23 '14 at 13:30

The "Member state of first entry" will be Austria because that's where you will pass through immigration.

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    are you sure about that?if yes which embassy i have to get my visa Austria or Poland – ACTION GAMER Jul 23 '14 at 12:22
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    You are right in applying to the Polish consulate because (I assume) that's where your main destination is. Your passport and visa, however, will be checked at the port of entry, which is Vienna and hence "Member state of first entry" is Austria. – Prometheus Jul 23 '14 at 12:27
  • thanx but please take a look, something similar to me but different answers still confused :( travel.stackexchange.com/questions/28942/… – ACTION GAMER Jul 23 '14 at 12:50
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    The answer there doesn't contradict mine. – Prometheus Jul 23 '14 at 12:55
  • yes it is his visa first entry set for France but he is disconnecting between Germany and France and people said its not a problem. – ACTION GAMER Jul 23 '14 at 13:00

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