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  • Granting Polish citizenship


     Polish citizenship is granted by the President of the Republic of Poland.


    Application for the Polish citizenship to the President of the Republic of Poland is being submitted through a Provincial Governor (wojewoda) or a Consul (for applicants residing abroad), or by post with an officially certified signature. A foreigner with a parental custody over children under 18, additionally includes personal data of the latter in the application.


    Granting Polish citizenship to parents is extended to children under their parental custody.


    Children are included in the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland granting the citizenship to one of parents, if:

    - children are under his/her sole custody, or

    - the other parent declared consent before the proper authority (e.g. a Consul) that the children can be granted Polish citizenship.


    Children over 16 should express their consent before a proper authority (e.g. a Consul) before being granted Polish citizenship. 


    In the procedure of granting Polish citizenship, the provisions of the Code of Administrative Proceedings are not applied, excluding provisions concerning the service of a decision of the President of the Republic of Poland.


    Required documents

    The applicant should submit the following documents:

    1. application to the President of Poland for granting Polish citizenship;
    2.  documents proving identity and citizenship;  other documents confirming the data provided in the application form, e.g.: applicant's marriage certificate or other document proving his/her civil status, documents confirming identity and citizenship of the spouse, documents confirming identity and citizenship of minor children included in the application, documents confirming Polish citizenship (or its loss) of ancestors or descendants, documents confirming professional, political and social achievements etc.;
    3. photograph/photographs (no more than 6-months old, passport size) of the person/persons concerned in the application;


    Please note:

    Application should be submitted in Polish, dated and signed. Original documents should be presented at the Consulate. Foreign documents should be translated into Polish and the translation should be certified by a Consul.


    The Consulate and the Chancellery of the President of Poland may require additional documents and/or an interview with the applicant. Documents submitted at the Consulate are not being returned and cannot be used for other purposes. 


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