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The Visa Section of the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw

Please read this information before contacting us in order to make your communication with our office more efficient

The Visa Section of the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw processes applications for temporary resident and permanent resident visas from citizens and residents of Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

Citizens of Belarus require temporary resident visas in order to visit Canada.

Citizens of Estonia and Latvia do not require temporary resident visas in order to visit Canada.

Citizens of Lithuania and Poland do not require temporary resident visas if they are holders of biometric passports (i.e. Polish and Lithuanian passports issued as of 28 August 2006) Citizens of Lithuania and Poland require temporary resident visa to visit Canada if they are holders of passports issued before 28 August 2006.


Only holders of Polish and Lithuanian biometric passports (PDF * 507.59 KB) (e-passports) shall be exempt from the temporary resident visa requirement (i.e. Polish and Lithuanian passports issued as of 28 August 2006, except temporary passports). As of 29 June 2009, new Polish passports include a second biometric feature, a fingerprint chip. All biometric passports issued by Polish authorities entitle passport holders to visa-exempt travel to Canada, regardless of whether the passport includes a fingerprint chip.


Citizens of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland require a work permit, study permit or permanent resident visa in order to work, study (for a period of more than six months) or reside in Canada. 

Stateless persons residing in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland require a temporary resident visa in order to visit Canada.  The temporary resident visa requirement also applies to persons who are travelling on an alien’s passport issued by the government of Estonia (välismaalase pass), Latvia (nepilsoņa pase), Lithuania (kelionės dokumentas), Poland (dokument podróży) or any other government.

Address, fax, email

Canadian Embassy
Immigration Section
ul.Piekna 2/8
00-482 Warsaw
Fax: +48 22 584 3194
E-Mail:
General enquiries: Warsaw-im-enquiry@international.gc.ca
Case specific enquiries

Find out where we are located and how to reach us by various modes of transportation.

Hours of Operation

The Visa Office of the Embassy is open to the public from Monday toThursday, 08:30 to 12:00.

Kindly note that all persons entering the Visa Section premises must produce an identification document which features a photograph. Suitcases and large bags will not be allowed on the Visa Section premises.

The Visa Section is closed to the public on Fridays and on certain Canadian and Polish public holidays

Applications for temporary resident visas may be submitted as follows:

Persons residing in Poland may submit their applications in person.

Persons residing in Belarus may submit their applications in person or through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Minsk located at the following address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Visa Section, National Centre for Marketing and Price Studies
ul. Karla Marksa 16
Minsk, Belarus
Tel: (375 17) 227 4522
ncm@icetrade.by

Persons residing in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania may submit their applications in person at the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, at the Canadian Embassy in Riga or its embassy offices in Tallinn or Vilnius (addresses provided below). Applications submitted at a Canadian office in Tallinn, Riga or Vilnius will be forwarded to the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw for processing. In most cases, these applications will be processed and returned to the office of submission within one week. The addresses of the Canadian offices in the Baltic countries are as follows:

Canadian Embassy
20/22 Baznicas iela
6th Floor
Riga, LV-1010
Tel: (+371) 781-3945
(+371) 781-3961 (Visa information: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00-17.00)
Fax:(+371) 783-0140
e-mail:
General enquiries: riga@internationl.gc.ca
Case specific enquiries
Office hours:
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:30
Visa reception hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 09:30 - 12:30

Office of the Canadian Embassy
Toom-Kooli 13
Tallinn 10130
Estonia
Tel: (+372) 627-3311
(+372) 627-3310 (Visa enquiries)
Fax: (+372) 627-3312
e-mail:
General enquiries: tallinn@canada.ee
Case specific enquiries
Office hours:
Monday to Friday - 08:30 - 17:00
Visa reception hours:
Monday and Friday - 09:00 - 12:00; Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00

Office of the Canadian Embassy
Business centre 2000
Jogailos g. 4
LT-01116, Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: (+370) 5249-0950
Fax: (+370) 5249-7865
e-mail:
General enquiries: vilnius@canada.lt
Case specific enquiries
Office hours:
Monday to Friday - 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00
Visa reception hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 09:00 - 12:00

Persons who are residing outside of the above mentioned countries, who intend to visit Canada, may submit their applications at the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw. Non-resident applicants who are required to attend an interview will be required to appear in person at the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw. The Embassy will not assist non-resident applicants in obtaining visas to enter Poland.

Please visit the website of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Citizenship and Immigration Canada for information on the places of submission of permanent resident applications in the respective categories.

Persons who are not citizens of the above mentioned countries and who do not reside within the territories of these countries may not apply for permanent residence in Canada at the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, but rather at the Canadian Embassy responsible for the country in which they reside.

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Date Modified:
2014-02-20