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 Jul 23, 2014 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, 2014 at 13:14
  • so @Karlson what i have to do then ? what will be my first entry member state? Jul 23, 2014 at 13:20
  • @ACTIONGAMER Your first entry state is Austria.
    – Karlson
    Jul 23, 2014 at 13:22
  • thanx @Karlson another question : still i have to get my visa from Poland embassy for long stay? Jul 23, 2014 at 13:30

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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 Jul 23, 2014 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, 2014 at 12:27
  • thanx but please take a look, something similar to me but different answers still confused :( travel.stackexchange.com/questions/28942/… Jul 23, 2014 at 12:50
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    The answer there doesn't contradict mine.
    – Prometheus
    Jul 23, 2014 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. Jul 23, 2014 at 13:00

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