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Those 3 checkpoints do not allow to cross the border on foot. Mamonovo/Gronowo and Nida/Morskoe have bus options. Mamonovo - it's better to take a bus in Elblag or Gdansk, could be too tricky to try and catch it near the border. Morskoe - you can try to catch a bus there, but still - Zelenogradsk or Kaliningrad is a recommended starting point to avoid the ...


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All “normal” commercial flights are in terminal A. There is also a small terminal for general aviation (f.e. private aircraft, air taxis, air ambulances...). Electrical outlets are type E (CEE 7/5). US plugs will not fit without an adapter. A simple adapter is cheap and lightweight. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz (vs 115V, 60Hz in the US). Most phone and ...


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You can’t really do proper skiing in Warsaw. You are trapped on an endless lowland around Warsaw, you don’t get to see much snow nor hills. To do proper skiing you need to go to Zakopane (8 hours by car/train). The highest hill near Warsaw is 700 metres at the Nartraj in Chrzanów ski resort, but it is 3 hours away. A Ski Resort within 2 hours is Ski ...


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The US embassy in Poland states exactly who can enter Poland (emphasis mine): Only the following categories of travelers will be allowed to enter: Polish citizens Citizens and residents of European Union countries who are transiting Poland en route to their place of residence or stay Spouses and children of EU citizens and residents who are transiting ...


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If you have bike that's fitted for that kind of terrain should be possible to cycle Trail of the Eagle's Nests. That trail is mainly unpaved roads with a lot of sand, so bike suited for that terrain is recommended (wide tyres, etc). Also there is a bike version of that trail - it is quite similar to the main one, but in theory more suited for cycling. Here ...


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I have done that trip in the other direction, but you are not allowed to cross the border by foot. I cannot comment on entering Kaliningrad Oblast from Poland by foot, as I have taken the bus from Gdansk. It seemed more difficult to enter Russian territory than to leave it in a slightly unusual way. Nick's tip on an alternative border point might be worthy ...


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Nowadays you can buy a ticket in virtually every bus or tram (just be sure to enter the first coach). Be aware that some of them only accept credit cards, some only coins and finally there are some that accept any payment. You can also buy tickets through several applications, I'm normally using SkyCash - you have to provide your credit card number in ...


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From a tourist info website: One-way ticket for a municipal bus or a streetcar (tram) is 4.6 zloty (an equivalent of roughly one euro). You can buy it at many newsstands and from ticket machines at downtown stops and in some buses and tram cars. Drivers sell 90-minute tickets worth six zlotys. Immediately after boarding you should put the ticket yourself ...


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I don't think that there is a single popular platform for finding accommodation in Poland. There are at least few sites that seems to have decent amount of listings like nocowanie.pl or noclegowo.pl. Also Polish equivalent of eBay - olx.pl has some offers here. Of course AirBnb is quite popular (especially in touristic places), but prices seems to be more ...


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Yes, you can travel to Australia with a Polish temporary passport. Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, states in relevant part: Passport Exemptions: Nationals of Poland with a temporary passport. Remember to transfer your visa to your new passport before you travel. Since you must do this anyway, you probably may ...


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You apparently haven't understood the actual 90/180 rule. The rule states that you must not have been in the Schengen Area more than 90 days in any 180 day period. So, on any day, you need to check that in the previous 180 days, you were not more than 90 days in the Schengen Area. The 180 day period doesn't "start" anywhere, and can't be "reset", it's just ...


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A National D-Visa is not a residence permit it allows for a visit longer that 3 months A residence permit is treated as D-Visa insofar that it allows the holder to travel to other Schengen countries using the 90/180 rule. Consulates generally do not issue residence permits. A Consulate will issue a D-Visa based on their national laws often also to take up ...


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I noticed that this older set of answers could use the following updated information regarding the US/Polish agreement. The agreement made in April 1991 which allows US Nationals, or legal residents, to remain in Poland up to 90 days at any time has been moved to a new location online. I tracked it down because I wanted a copy for use at the border crossing ...


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You can take the train to the airport. You would have to change trains at Warsaw Zachodnia, from where a suburban train takes you to the airport in 15 minutes. You can probably do this all on one ticket even.


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The United States are not on the list of countries whose nationals are generally allowed to enter Belarus visa-free. The United States are on the list of countries whose nationals are eligible for visa-free access through Minsk airport. However, this requires you to arrive at and depart from Minsk airport on an international flight that does not originate ...


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This news article states that the train route from Moscow to Warsaw requires a transit visa for Belarus. It goes on to give this advice: Best is to take care of your Belarus transit visa in advance. You should apply for visa in Belarus Consulate in your country. Required documents may vary depending on your citizenship, but normally the list includes: ...


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POST SUCCESSFUL TRIP UPDATE: I had carried an HDFC Regalia Forex Plus card. You can load money in US Dollars to it and swipe it anywhere, in any currency. The conversion charges will only be applied when loading money, not while using it. ATM withdrawal costs $4 per transaction. My previous card (the one in my original question content) charged $2 per ...


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For anyone looking for information about hopeless karta pobytu application in warsaw https://www.mexicanosenpolonia.com/2019/02/the-struggle-of-applying-for-residence-permit-in-poland/


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Since you have started an appeal, I would notify them that you are leaving so that the appeal can be cancelled. Ask for confirmation in writing which would avoid any problems when leaving. This refusal will only effect other applications if the polish enter a negative (in the sence of serious) entry into the SIS system. Reason for Denial : Not ...


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From a quick look at this site most of the Polish resorts seem rather small compared to anything in the Alps. Białka Tatrzańska has a 230 m vertical extent and 18.3 km of pistes. For reference, somewhere like La Plagne has a 1960 m vertical extent and 225 km of pistes. Sure, the lift tickets are cheaper and skiing might not be your only reason for visiting ...


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A previous visa rejection does not in itself disqualify you from obtaining a visa later, but information from an earlier visa application, successful or not, may be used against you. For a more specific answer, please provide more information, especially about the reason for the rejection. Based on your comment with additional information: The main issue ...


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I have travelled to Poland through Germany and noone batted an eyelash even or asked anything. I was born there and my CAN passport clearly states my place of birth. :) I don't go directly however because I know that I will have issues as I do not own a PL passport.


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If you have a valid visa (with enough days) to travel back to Poland afterwards. Decision alone is not a permit to enter Schengen zone.


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Invitation letters are not generally required. If immigration officers doubt your stated purpose, they will likely want to phone your friend to confirm it. If the officers believe you, they won't ask for evidence to support your claim. Invitation letters are easily forged, so they don't have a great deal of evidentiary value. A copy of an invitation ...


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You no longer need a transit visa since 2020-07-01, because Russia and Belarus now recognise each others visas. See also this post about border crossings between Russia and Belarus for more details. Warning as of 2020-07-07: another source in Russian, dated 2020-07-01, states it will take several more months until it actually takes force. These sources ...


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That's correct - the question about residence is merely for insurance, as the insurance cost has likely been calculated on the risk basis of Polish residents travelling from Poland, rather than (the many other) possibilities. With regards to flying from Poland to the UK and back again, you'll have no problem in either country using a US passport. Although I'...


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Short answer: From the question I assume you are talking about an extension of a residence permit issued to a spouse of an EU-Citizen You have applied for the extension, which has not yet been issued, and the previous permit has in the mean time expired. The present permit is a residence card for family members of citizens of the EU or of the EFTA Member ...


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