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					HOPE INTERNATIONAL

     POLAND
   VISA
INFORMATION
      Visa or Residency Permit Card
1.    All foreign students are obliged to apply for a student visa, which can be issued
      at the Embassies or Consulates of the Republic of Poland situated on the territory
      of their native countries.
2.    Having come to Poland without a visa all foreign students are required to arrange
      their Residency Permit Card formalities immediately.
3.    Residency Permit Card – it’s like student visa but applying takes so much time and
      attention, which you need for study.
4.    Due to complex and time-consuming procedure of applying for the Residency
      Permit Card (round 2 months) it is more convenient to apply for a student visa in
      your own country.
5.    Application must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the expiration date of the
      current Residency Permit Card, Visa or EU Border Crossing Stamp.
6.    If the application has been proposed less than 45 days, you shall be obliged to
      leave the territory of EU
7.    Students themselves are obliged to observe the deadlines of documents
      submission and collect all required documents.
8.    We do not take any responsibility for consequences of non-fulfilment of
      Students' obligations.
9.    It’s your Residency Card and you should take care of it. Your personal
      attendance is required when you submit documents and pick up your Card. All
      required documents you have collect by yourself.
10.   Of course if you decide to apply for residency card we will give you all nessesary
      information and support.
      Visa or Residency Permit Card
1.    Students need visas, issued at the Polish Embassies or Consulates in their
      countries
2.    No possibility to issue or extend visa on the territory of Poland.
3.    In Poland you can only apply for the Residency Permit Card.
4.    Residency Permit Card – like student visa but applying takes so much time and
      attention, which you need for study.
5.    Upon arrival to Poland without visa students are required to apply for Residency
      Permit Card immediately.
6.     Complex and time-consuming procedure of applying for the Residency Permit
      Card - more convenient to apply for a student visa.
7.    Of course if you decide to apply for residency card we will give you all nessesary
      information and support.
8.    Students’ personal attendance - required when submit documents and pick up
      Residency Card.
9.    Students themselves are obliged to observe the deadlines of documents
      submission and collect all required documents.
10.   If the application has been proposed less than 45 days, you shall be obliged to
      leave the territory of UE
      Visa or Residency Permit Card


                                    VS

     Student Visa                                Residency Permit Card
•Applying takes only 1 week              •Long procedure (about 2 months)
•Only few required documents             •Many required documents (about 10)
•You can do it by mail                   •Your personal attendance is required
•Apply in your in country.               •Apply in Poland
•Form can be completed in English        •Form has to be completed in Polish
•Fees (cheap, sometimes free)            •Fees (about 200 USD)
•Valid 1 year                            •Valid 1 year
•No deadlines                            •Deadline – must apply 45 days before
                                         expiration of your legal stay in EU
YOUR CHOICE IS EASY
     GET YOUR
   STUDENT VISA
                      Katowice Airport (KTW)
Students enrolled to Silesian Medical University recommend to arrive at the
    Katowice Airport
The airport is situated 22 miles north of Katowice city center.
It takes about 40 minutes to get to the Student Campus.
             ACCOMODATION – Dorms
    It is recommended for students of the first year to live in dormitories which is near
    The Medical University . In two buildings there are 164 rooms prepared for American
    students. The place offer four kinds of accommodation, you can live in a self
    contained:

     –   Single room – size 21 m2 for $290 per month
     –   Double room – size 21 m2 for $330 per month
     –   Large room – size 27 m2 for $320 per month
     –   Double room – size 27 m2 for $340 per month

•   Rooms are furnished with studying table, chair, bed, couch.
•   There are bathroom and kitchen in each room
•   An accessible internet in every room.
•   On each floor there are washing machines, which are shared.
    Students are requested to settle a washing time graphic
    so everyone knows when to use it.
•   Students’ relatives and friends have a possibility to accommodate
    themselves at guest rooms priced at PLN 60 ($30) per day.
•   The campus is watched by the police with more attention, and
    dorms are protected by a proffesional company Solid Security
                Student’s Campus
Dean’s office

   School




                                                               Dorm’s




         3 min by walk to get to the Dean’s Office or School
                   Dorms office
For room reservation please contact the dorm’s office:

Zespół Domów Studenckich
ul. Medyków 24
40-752 Katowice
POLAND

Phone: 011 48 32 208 85 70
Fax: 011 48 32 252 80 18
E-mail:
   dormsoffice@yahoo.com
   dormsoffice@hotmail.com
   USEFUL
INFORMATION
              GENERAL INFORMATION
• SHOPPING - you can get anything you need in Poland.There are
        many shopping centers (IKEA,REAL,SILESIA CITY CENTER) .You
        can take some oriental spices with you.
• TRANSPORT
  - Buses (it takes approximatelly 30 min to get to the center of Katowice)
  - Taxi ( around 20 zl ($7 ) to get to the center)
  - Trains, Trams (around 2,50 zl ($1) for a single ticket to get to the center)
• ENTERNTAINMENT
  There are many interesting places in Katowice like clubs, pubs,restaurants
  (indian,chinese,japanese), cinema cities, theatres, museums, galeries,
  bowling alleys, gyms, water world, ice rink, horse riding clubs etc.
                            Currency
Polish currency is „złoty”
1 złoty = 100 groszy
                                 Exchange money offices called
  Average exchange rates:        ”Kantor” are in all Polish towns
                                 and at the Airports.
           1 USD = 2,16 PLN      Their exchange rates are better
                                 than in Bank.
           1CAD = 2,03 PLN       Euros has not been circulated in
                                 Poland yet, so there is no sense
                                 to bring this currency with you.
           1 EUR = 3,25 PLN
Polish money
                    Voltage differences
Voltage in the world differs for some countries
230 volt or 110 volts. Plug shapes, plug holes
and plug sizes are also different.
In USA and Canada run on 110 volt 60 Hz
and in Poland run on 230 volt 50 Hz.



 This difference in the voltage can           Plug adapters only change the
 be solved by using an                        plug shape and not the electricity.
 appropriate voltage converter.               They are simply designed as
                                              solutions to the electric wall outlet
                                              configuration problem.
INFORMATION
   FOR
 PARENTS
                        Calling to POLAND
International Access Code from USA and Canada 011
Country code 48
Katowice area code 32

To land line dial:

  011 48 32 2088741


To mobile phone dial:
  011 48 506902805

               Area
Access         code
 Code

         Country      Number
          code
            Contact Information
Hope International
ul. Medyków 26/12
40-752 Katowice
POLAND

Phone/Fax: 011 48 32 20 88 741
Website: www.hope.com.pl
E-mail:
   drshamcader@yahoo.com
   tojama@poczta.onet.pl
   patrycja_hope@hotmail.com
                   OUR WEBSITE
To find more information or download presentation visit:




WWW.HOPE.COM.PL

				
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