European Union (EU) citizenship comes with several benefits, although it’s important to note that EU citizenship is derived from the citizenship of a specific EU member state. This means that the citizens of individual member states, such as Poland, automatically become citizens of the European Union upon acquiring national citizenship.
While assessing eligibility toward Polish citizenship by descent, we analyse facts confirming that Polish citizenship was held by one of your ancestors, but also, we need to review all the fact and events that took place in your Polish ancestor’s life, that could possibly impact his or her Polish citizenship and cause loss of Polish citizenship.
Polish citizenship by descent. How to start the process and get your Polish citizenship certificate?
Polish citizenship by descent, also known as jus sanguinis, can be claimed if you can prove that you have Polish ancestry and meet certain eligibility criteria. During the assessment process it is important to first establish that your Polish ancestor was a Polish citizen and that he or she passed Polish citizenship to his or her descendants including you.
Being a dual citizen and having an option to possess two passports bring a person many benefits such as freedom to use the one which is better in a particular situation, e.g. visa free entry to a country, or freedom of residence. If you are of Polish descent and know that someone from your family was a Polish citizen, you are likely eligible to confirm your Polish citizenship and get a Polish passport.
Once you receive your Polish citizenship, you not only become a Polish citizen but in addition to that, you also become a European citizen. Why do we mention it? Being able to call yourself a European citizen and having easy access to the EU is the major benefit of Polish citizenship.
Polish passport holders get lots of privileges and benefits along with it. Apart from having free access to over 180 countries around the world, you get free and unlimited access to the European Union. In other words, you and your family can live in Europe without any time limits and work here without a need for a visa.
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If you have Polish ancestry, you may want to consider applying for Polish citizenship by descent and subsequently obtain a Polish passport. To get a Polish citizenship certificate, you first need to go through the Polish citizenship confirmation process. You may wonder how easy it is. Well, the answer may be controversial, because it really depends on your circumstances, on your family history and events that took place in their life.
The Act on Polish Citizenship creates the competence of declaratory decisions in cases of confirmation or loss of Polish citizenship. They are unilateral and authoritative statements of the competent public administration body, which in these cases is a governor, in the form of an administrative decision whose object is to state whether the person defined in the decision holds Polish citizenship or has lost it.