Research towards Polish citizenship confirmation – what do we offer and how does the process look like?

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Polish citizenship law opens a door for those with Polish ancestry, to get Polish citizenship and Polish passport. However, one needs to prove he is of Polish descent, confirm kinship towards his or her Polish ancestor and prove that Polish citizenship was not lost by any of his family members. It is not enough to simply state that for example your grandfather was born in Poland, or that your grandmother has her place of birth stated as Poland on your mother’s US birth certificate.

You need to provide documents in the form of original duplicates or certified copies of the records, confirming for example that ancestors resided in Poland after 1920.

What if I don’t have any documents proving my Polish ancestry?

 

Many of our clients have a situation, that there are no original Polish documents within the family archive, Polish passports were lost, birth and marriage certificates were destroyed. If you don’t have any documents that can be valid for your Polish citizenship application, our experience and knowledge may come handy for you. Based on the information you have, names, dates and places of birth, and any other, we can conduct research on your behalf in Poland and get certified copies of the documents that can be later used with the Polish Government. We don’t just look for any Polish documents. Our focus is on finding the documents or information that can be used as evidence in the process of Polish citizenship confirmation, focusing on your Polish ancestors in direct lineage, after whom we can derive your Polish citizenship.

If we cannot offer you straight away assistance with your Polish citizenship confirmation, we will break the process into two stages. We will first start with research in Poland and locate evidence confirming your ancestor’s Polish citizenship and your eligibility for Polish citizenship by descent. When we locate enough, we will move to your Polish citizenship application. So, the initial fee would be for research only.

 

Can you guarantee you guarantee your research actions will be successful and that you locate required documents for my Polish citizenship application?

While we commit to do our best to find the evidence to support your Polish citizenship application, we cannot guarantee that research will be successful. It depends if the records exist, if the information you have about your Polish ancestors is true and valid, if the archives were not destroyed and records not moved to unknown locations. We do our best to be as transparent as possible upfront and it is also in our interest to find the needed documents, but until we conduct formal research and receive research responses to our requests, we are not able to guarantee research outcomes.

We encourage you to give it a go, as we saw many cases that one by one, having basic information we managed to build a case for the scratch and find necessary evidence.

How to start research in Poland towards Polish citizenship confirmation?

If you are not sure how to obtain documents to prove your Polish ancestry and what exactly do you need in terms of Polish documents to support your Polish citizenship by descent application, we are here to help you.

If you only have the information about your Polish ancestors, any documents issued outside of Poland with details such as names, dates and places of birth, residential addresses, this is good enough for us to start working on your behalf. Based on the authority from you, we will address archives and institutions in Poland to check if they have any records of your family. You can count on our experience in this matter, and it is in our interest to complete research with outcomes that allow us to confirm Polish citizenship.

What is the next step after successful research?

Once research is finalised, and we locate enough evidence confirming your ancestor was a Polish citizen, along with it we confirm your eligibility for Polish citizenship. This is the point, when we can move to the next step, Polish citizenship application. We will prepare a list of documents that will be needed from your side, and we will prepare your Polish citizenship application for the Voivodeship Office in Poland.

We take care of the application comprehensively which means that you can count on our guidance and transparency on every stage of the process.

If you only have the information about your Polish ancestors, any documents issued outside of Poland with details such as names, dates and places of birth, residential addresses, this is good enough for us to start working on your behalf. Based on the authority from you, we will address archives and institutions in Poland to check if they have any records of your family. You can count on our experience in this matter, and it is in our interest to complete research with outcomes that allow us to confirm Polish citizenship.

Get in touch with our friendly Polish Citizenship Experts

Contact us for a free consultation and confirmation of your eligibility for Polish citizenship by descent. You can fill in our Contact Form on our website, send us an email at contact@fivetoeurope.com or give us a call phone / WhatsApp / Signal + 48 509 374 209

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