By Remitbee - Mar 11, 2022
You've been in Canada for a while, yet your Polish passport needs to be renewed. You may find the process intimidating because this is your first time renewing or because it has been several years, and you have forgotten.
To renew your passport, go to any Polish consular office; note that the location where you apply is also where you pick it up. You cannot apply for a Polish passport by emailing or sending documents; you must apply in person.
You must make an appointment with the Polish consulate before visiting e-konsulat
The criteria for renewing a Polish passport in Canada are outlined in this article. The website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto provided information about the passport renewal.
Here's how to proceed after you've scheduled an appointment;
The consul staff needs a color photograph, which must meet the following criteria:
The color photo should be 35mm (width) and 45mm (height) and attached to a piece of paper.
You will need to submit the following documents also.
NB: If the consul's staff is unable to verify your identity and citizenship using the documents you've supplied or those in their database, you'll be asked to submit the following information:
A judgment by the province governor certifying your Polish citizenship
You’ll find the passport fees listed in the Consular fees section. When you submit your application, you normally pay the fees at the office counter. Cash, money orders, and certified bank checks are the only methods of payment accepted. There are no debit cards, personal checks, or credit cards accepted.
A consul officer will offer you an expected collection time when you apply for a passport. The receipt will also include a written confirmation. Your passport application number will be printed on the receipt if you need to check on its status online.
If you live in Canada, the actions outlined above will make renewing your Polish passport much easier. However, there are a few other points to consider:
You'll pick up your new passport at the same location where you applied. Bring your old passport with you when you go to get your new documents to be cancelled. The consul staff will not cancel the papers containing valid visas, and you will receive your old passport back.
Let the embassy staff know when you apply if you have a good reason for not picking up your visa in person. You will be required to submit a reasoned request (available at the consulate office) as well as pay for the postage.
If the consul rejects your passport renewal application, go ahead and file an appeal with the minister of internal affairs through the consul. The consul can reject your application for two reasons:
The consulate's office hours are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m Wednesday: 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
We hope that the information in this post has been helpful as you renew your Polish passport in Canada. If you require any support in exchanging currencies or sending money from Canada to Poland or any other part of the world, Remitbee can be of excellent service to you.