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 the process of Polish citizenship by descent easy for you!

1. Contact our Polish Citizenship Experts for a free consultation

There are a couple of ways of getting in touch with Five to Europe experts. You can contact us via our website and fill in an online enquiry using our CONTACT FORM, send us an email at or call us via phone or WhatsApp 0048 509 374 209. Based on the information you send to us, we will get back to you with follow up questions that will allow us to review and assess your eligibility for Polish citizenship by descent.

There are no hidden costs related to your Polish citizenship case assessment. We will analyse your family history, copies of any documents you have related to your Polish ancestors and when we are ready to offer you any paid services such as research towards your Polish citizenship or assistance with your Polish citizenship confirmation, we will issue you with a non-obligatory quote.

2. Get as much information and details as possible

The list of questions and details we ask may seem overwhelming at the initial stage, but with time and with our help, we will establish some facts and details needed to thoroughly assess your case and confirm your eligibility for Polish citizenship by descent. You will get guidance on how to obtain some documents in your home country in case you don’t have them at hand.

We will also encourage you to speak to your family members as they may have additional information about your Polish ancestors and will help you to get a better understanding of your Polish family. Also, lots of families have boxes of documents hidden somewhere within their family archive. It is indeed a perfect timing for opening it! If you have any Polish documents, great! Go ahead and send them to us. Even a simple photo or photocopy of a document is a perfect start. If you don’t, don’t worry! Some foreign documents may be useful as well and can be a great source of information.

3. What if I don’t have any documents confirming my Polish roots?

For us to start and initially assess your case, it is enough to have names, dates and places of birth of your Polish ancestors and the year of their departure from Poland. We will do preliminary research online, check the archives and institutions that may have some records on your family. This will allow us to initially confirm your eligibility for Polish citizenship.

In case no records are available but there is a chance some archives may have them we will offer you paid research towards your Polish citizenship. We focus on records that can be later used to support your Polish citizenship claim. But in case you are interested in any additional documents or genealogy research to find out more about your family, please let us know.

If our research is successful and we have the right and enough evidence to support your claim for Polish citizenship, we will go to the next stage and assist you with your Polish citizenship application. Contact us for a non-obligatory quote for research towards Polish citizenship and assistance with Polish citizenship confirmation.

4. How do I know if I am eligible for Polish citizenship by descent?

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. We will ask you a couple of questions which will help us to establish it and review any documents you have related to your family members linking you to your Polish ancestors as well as any Polish documents that are in your possession.

5. What does the Polish citizenship confirmation process look like?

If you have enough documents proving your ancestor’s Polish citizenship, we can move straight ahead to the Polish citizenship application and assist you with preparing it for lodgement with the relevant Voivodeship Office in Poland.

If the research in Poland is needed, once we complete it and we have enough evidence confirming your Polish citizenship, we will move to the next stage of Polish citizenship confirmation. You will get a list of documents that will be required from your side and all necessary guidance on how to obtain them and if they need to be legalised in their issuance country. We take care of all the needed certifications of your documents in Poland and sworn translations making sure your case is as complete as possible to ensure smooth processing. In case of any additional requests for information or documents raised by your case manager, we take care of it. We only involve you if necessary. We manage the entire process from Poland on your behalf till the moment your Polish citizenship confirmation certificate is issued. 

We also register your vital records in Poland at the Polish Civil Registry Office, such as birth, marriage, divorces, and assist with the process of change of name registration if applicable, death registrations etc. You will need your vital records to be registered in Poland to later apply for your Polish passport.

Once we are issued with all your Polish documents in original, they will be posted to you, and you can apply for your Polish passport directly at the nearest Polish Consulate General. It needs to be lodged in person as you are required to leave your fingerprints, since passports are biometric. We will help with all the forms and give assistance for booking an appointment.

Once your Polish passport is issued you can enjoy all the benefits coming along with it.

How to get Polish citizenship by descent through Five to Europe, a Polish based company?

Polish citizenship follows the “right of blood” rule which means that a Polish parent passes it to his or her child at birth. If you have Polish ancestry, you know that someone from your family came from Poland or what used to be Polish territory, likely you are eligible for Polish citizenship by descent. It is also necessary to prove that your Polish ancestor left Poland after 1920, or provide an official and legal document issued by the Polish Government after 1920.

Becoming a Polish citizen by right of blood

Polish citizenship is passed by “the right of blood”. If one of the parents holds Polish citizenship (or is a person of Polish descent), it is passed to the child irrespective of whether the child was born in Poland or abroad.
It also applies to people born in countries with the “right of soil” e.g. USA. If you were born in the USA to at least one Polish parent (or a parent of Polish descent – to your Polish grandparents), you can claim Polish citizenship despite the fact you acquired US citizenship at your birth.