Embassies and Consulates in Poland

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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.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

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:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

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.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Poland

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.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Warsaw


Chinese Embassy in Poland
Address: ul. Bonifraterska 1, 00-203 Warszawa
Tel: (+22) 831 38 36 (ext. 5054 for the consular section)
E-Mail: consular@chinaembassy.org.pl
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 (china@consulate.gda.pl)   


French Embassy in Poland
Address: ul. Piękna 1, 00-477 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 590 30 00
E-Mail: ambafrance.varsovie@diplomatie.gouv.fr and consulat@ambafrance-pl.org 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 (consulgdansk@ambassade.com.pl), Katowice, Łódź, Poznan, Szczecin (consulat.france.szczecin@gmail.com) and Wrocław.


Embassy of Germany in Poland
Address: ul. Jazdów 12, 00-467 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 584 17 00
E-Mail: warszawa@wars.diplo.de
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 (info@krakau.diplo.de), Gdansk (info@danzig.diplo.de), Opole (info@oppeln.diplo.de), Bydgoszcz (bydgoszcz@hk-diplo.de) and Wrocław (info@breslau.diplo.de), Gliwice (gleiwitz@hk-diplo.de), Kielce (kielce@hk-diplo.de), Lublin (lublin@hk-diplo.de), Łódź (lodz@hk-diplo.de), Olsztyn, Poznan (posen@hk-diplo.de), Rzeszów (rzeszow@hk-diplo.de) and Szczecin (stettin@hk-diplo.de).


Embassy of the Japan in Poland
Address: ul. Szwoleżerów 8, 00-464 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 696 50 00
E-Mail: cons@wr.mofa.go.jp
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 (honoraryconsulofjapan@op.pl)

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Poland
Address: ul. Kawalerii 12, 00-468 Warsaw
Tel: (+22) 311 03 13
E-Mail: info@britishembassy.pl and warsaw.commercialsection@fco.gov.uk 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.

USA (United States of America)

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)
E-Mail: acswarsaw@state.gov

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.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Warsaw, the United States have another honorary consulate in Kraków (krakowniv@state.gov) and Poznan (CAPoz@post.pl).

Honorary Consulates in Poland

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.

Honorary Consulates in Warsaw

Honorary Consulates in Gdansk

Honorary Consulates in Krakow

Honorary Consulates in Lodz

Honorary Consulates in Poznan

Honorary Consulates in Wroclaw