During World War II, several hundred thousand Poles were deported into far away Russian territory. Russia occupied the eastern part of Poland and imprisoned many people. After the Sikorski-Majski Agreement was signed in July 1941, many Polish citizens were released from the camps in Siberia. Poles began their journey towards the places where the Polish Army was formed under the command of General Wladyslaw Anders as they could count on Polish soldiers help.
An apostille clause and legalization of foreign documents needed for Polish citizenship confirmation
Official foreign documents, such as birth and marriage certificates, citizenship certificates, or military service certificates among others, have a special evidentiary power in proceedings concerning the Polish citizenship confirmation.
The great population movements shortly before, during, and as a result of World War II largely involved the Jewish population: those fleeing the Holocaust, but also Holocaust survivors who, for various reasons, decided or were forced to leave their previous homes.
The establishment of the borders of the Polish state after World War II and the consequent shape of the country can without much exaggeration be called an unprecedented event in the modern history of Europe.
Polish Citizenship is a very beneficial and strong citizenship to have. Along with it, you get rights to reside, travel, work and study not only in Poland but in the whole European Union.
Grant of Polish citizenship, commonly called naturalization, is one of the ways of acquiring Polish citizenship by foreigner. According to Article 18 of the current Act on Polish Citizenship, the President of the Republic of Poland may grant Polish citizenship to any foreigner upon foreigner’s request.
If you are British citizen, you may wonder how to keep European Union citizenship after Brexit and have easy access to the EU job market, freedom of travel across the Schengen Zone. If you have Polish roots, your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in Poland, there is a chance you too have acquired Polish citizenship.
Under the current regulations, there is only one way of losing Polish citizenship – renunciation of Polish citizenship. Polish citizen who renounces Polish citizenship loses Polish citizenship after receiving the consent of the President of the Republic of Poland after acceptance of application for renunciation of Polish citizenship.
The history of Polish-British migration relations is relatively short. It was not until the end of the 19th century that a phenomenon that could be described as a migration wave took place. Of course, Poles have been traveling to Britain for hundreds of years, but never before on such a scale.
France is not only the Eiffel Tower, cheese and wine. It’s also a great history, monuments, art and probably one of the most beautiful sounding language in the world. Let’s be honest – everything sounds better in French right?
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 citizen.
At midnight on 1 May 2004, Poland became a member of the European Union. The accession, the legal basis for Poland’s membership in the EU, took place by virtue of the Accession Treaty signed on 16 April 2003 in Athens, Greece and was the result of long-term efforts and actions of many governments.
When you are born, you can acquire citizenship via the following rules: ‘right of blood’ (ius sanguinis) and ‘right of soil’ (ius soli).