- May 10, 2017
School IDs – take care of it before vacations
On the initiative of president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, Polish Sejm adopted changes in law, in December 2016, allowing national minority students and polish schools living outside of Poland as well as teachers to receive school IDs that allow for public transport reduced-fare rides while being in Poland and entrance to the museums and national parks under the same conditions as polish students. Such school IDs are entitled for students from polish schools in Lithuania. The Embassy of Poland in Vilnius appeals to schools for help and cooperation in issuing IDs.
According to the rules implementing school IDs for students and teachers, schools have task of receiving applications and handing them over to the Embassy Consulate.
On the Polish Embassy website in Vilnius http://www.wilno.msz.gov.pl/en/wilno_lt_a_19 there are application forms as well as Excel table to write names of applicants. ID applications are implemented separately for students and for teachers.
Consulate will only accept forms completed correctly along with the Excel table containing data of applicants. Because of technical limits Embassy appeals that in the first place people who plan on spending their holidays in Poland and will have a chance to make use of these services apply as first.
In order to apply for ID you need to register for a meeting with Consul on www.e-konsulat.gov.pl. Choose the category ‘legal matters’ and after completing ‘image verification’ choose subcategory ‘legal matters – IDs’ , choose one of available dates and follow system instructions.
Translated by Agnieszka Piontek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.