In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Poland, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Poland.
Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Poland does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:
NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Poland, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.
Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.
In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.
We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.
Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.
The Poland capital, Warsaw hosts 95 embassies.
There are also 140 consulates and two other Representative Offices: European Union and Taiwan.
All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Warsaw, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Poland and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.
You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Poland. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.
Chinese Embassy in Poland
Address: ul. Bonifraterska 1, 00-203 Warszawa
Tel: (+22) 831 38 36 (ext. 5054 for the consular section)
Social Media: Chinese Embassy in Poland | Warsaw | Facebook and https://twitter.com/ChinaEmbPoland
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 08.30-12.00 and 14.00-16.30
The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalization processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration.
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Warsaw, China has another honorary consulate in Gdansk (email@example.com)
French Embassy in Poland
Address: ul. Piękna 1, 00-477 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 590 30 00
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for the consulate section
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/France.Pologne/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 08.30-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
The French General Consulate in Poland provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Warsaw, France has another 7 honorary consulates in Krakow, Gdynia (firstname.lastname@example.org), Katowice, Łódź, Poznan, Szczecin (email@example.com) and Wrocław.
Embassy of Germany in Poland
Address: ul. Jazdów 12, 00-467 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 584 17 00
Social Media: https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt and https://www.facebook.com/AuswaertigesAmt/ and https://www.instagram.com/auswaertigesamt/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09.00-15.00. Consular section: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 07.45-12.00; Tuesday and Thursday: 13.00-16.00
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Warsaw, Germany has another 13 honorary consulates in Krakow (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gdansk (email@example.com), Opole (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bydgoszcz (email@example.com) and Wrocław (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gliwice (email@example.com), Kielce (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lublin (email@example.com), Łódź (firstname.lastname@example.org), Olsztyn, Poznan (email@example.com), Rzeszów (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Szczecin (email@example.com).
Embassy of the Japan in Poland
Address: ul. Szwoleżerów 8, 00-464 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 696 50 00
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/JapanEmb.Poland/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 08.30-12.30 and 13.30-17.00
The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Warsaw, Japan has another honorary consulate in Krakow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
British Embassy in Poland
Address: ul. Kawalerii 12, 00-468 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 311 03 13
E-Mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for the Consular Section
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ukinpoland and https://twitter.com/ukinpoland and https://www.instagram.com/ukinpoland/
Opening hours consular section: Monday-Friday 08.00-12.30 except Wednesday
The British Embassy in Poland provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, etc.
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Warsaw, the United Kingdom has another 7 honorary consulates in Gdańsk, Kraków, Łódź, Lublin, Poznań, Szczecin and Wrocław.
Embassy of the United States of America in Poland
Address: Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31, 00-540 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 504 20 00
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbassyWarsaw and https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyWarsaw and https://www.instagram.com/usembassywarsaw/
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Consular Section: ul. Piękna 12, 00-540 Warszawa
Tel: (+22) 504 2784 (strictly for U.S. Citizen Services)
The US representation in Poland provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.
Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.
For countries with no consulates or embassies in Poland, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Berlin, in Germany for Poland.