Restoration of Polish citizenship – What is the Process and Who can do it

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Process for Restoration of Polish Citizenship – who can do it?

Restoration of Polish citizenship is a process open to people who lost or renounced Polish citizenship in the past and would like to get it back and become Polish citizens.

Starting from 15 May 2012, the process of restoration of Polish citizenship came into force and became available for a narrow group of people as a new way of acquiring Polish citizenship.

Restoration of Polish citizenship is available to people who between August 1962 and December 1998 acquired foreign citizenship and at the same time obtained permission from the Polish Consulate to change Polish citizenship into foreign citizenship, and because of that lost Polish citizenship.

The foreigners who held Polish citizenship in the past and lost it before 1 January 1999 may apply to the Minister of Interior for its restoration. The foreigner needs to fill in a special application for restoration of Polish citizenship and lodge it with the Polish Government.

Where can I apply for restoration of Polish citizenship and how long does it take?

The Minister of Interior issues the decision on restoration of Polish citizenship based on the Polish Citizenship Act and following the Code of Administrative Procedure.

In the case of a complete application, the decision can be expected within two months.

If in the past, in order to acquire foreign citizenship, you had to renounce Polish citizenship, this procedure is the easiest option for you to become a Polish citizen.

Can my family members have their Polish citizenship restored along with me?

Restoration of Polish citizenship does not cover your relatives and for example, children born when you were not a Polish citizen. The process only applies and is relevant to one and a specific person who has lost or renounced Polish citizenship.

You once again become Polish citizen, from the date of the decision on restoration of your Polish citizenship.

Get a free consultation of your case for Polish citizenship by descent

What does the free consultation for Polish citizenship by descent look like? What do I need to have? Do I need to have any documents to proceed with the assessment of my eligibility for Polish citizenship? Do I need to know all the facts about my Polish side of the family?
Below you can find a list of five simple steps to make it easy for you!

How to get a job in Europe?

Polish citizenship and along with-it Polish passport open access to Europe and its job market. As a Polish citizen, you not only get a chance to reside wherever you want in Europe, but also travel freely with no visa restrictions. What is more important, you can apply for a job without being worried about any job visa or work permit.

Polish citizenship by descent – how to start the process in 4 simple steps?

If you know that at least one of your ancestors was born in Poland or its former territories, and resided there after 1920, likely she or he was a Polish citizen and so you are. We just need to prove and confirm that citizenship was not lost by any of your ancestors linking you to the last one who left Poland and that it was passed to you.