Polish citizenship is governed by the Constitution of the
POLISH CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:
Birth within the territory of the
POLISH CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:
- Child acquires citizenship regardless of the child’s country of birth if both parents are citizens of
- Child, one of whose parents is a citizen of a foreign country, and the child acquires Polish citizenship by birth: The child’s parents must submit an affidavit explaining these circumstances to Polish authorities within three months of the child’s birth. The parents may choose foreign citizenship for the child if the laws of the foreign country grant the child citizenship based on descent from the foreign parent. Formal recognition of Polish citizenship by descent can be granted to this child at age 16 if an affidavit expressing the child’s will to become a Polish citizen is executed before, and submitted to, the Polish authorities.
POLISH CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION:
Citizenship can be granted by the President of the
- They have resided in
- They submit of evidence of the loss (or renunciation) of foreign citizenship.
DUAL POLISH CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED.
LOSS OF POLISH CITIZENSHIP:
VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of citizenship may be in
INVOLUNTARY: The Constitution prohibits an involuntary loss of Polish citizenship.
Polish citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Polish citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Polish immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Polish citizenship.