Eligibility for Polish Citizenship by descent


How do I know if I qualify for Polish Citizenship by descent?

If at least one of your ancestors was born in Poland or one of the former territories of Poland, and resided there after 1920, in all likelihood she or he was a Polish citizen and so you are. We just need to prove that Polish citizenship was not lost on the way by any of your family members. To be able to confirm and check your Polish citizenship, we will send you a few questions tailored to your situation. Based on the answers and information from you, we will be able to determine if your ancestor served in a foreign army, if he/she performed a public function or if the marriage had no influence on the loss of Polish citizenship.

If you want your case to be assessed by one of our Polish Citizenship Experts, fill in our Contact Form. We will get back to you within 48 business hours. Our consultation is free of charge!  We will check if you are eligible to confirm your Polish citizenship through descent.  


I was born in the USA, but I know my ancestors were Polish. Am I eligible for Polish citizenship?

The mere fact that you were born in the USA has no bearing these days on whether you are entitled to Polish citizenship by descent. If anyone of your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents was a Polish citizen, in all likelihood you are a Polish citizen too. There are certain Polish citizenship laws and regulations that would apply to your case, but we will make it less complicated and explain all the details to you.

We will also send you a list of questions created specifically for you and ask you to send specific documents of your ancestors. If you do not have any Polish documents confirming you are of Polish descent, do not worry. After going through the details of your family you have, we will be able to offer you research for documents confirming the Polish citizenship of your ancestors that are required to lodge your Polish citizenship application.


How do I know if I am eligible for Polish citizenship? How does eligibility assessment for Polish citizenship look like?

Once you fill in Contact Form or get in touch with us in any other way (e-mail, phone, or WhatsApp) we will ask you a list of questions about you and your family members directly linked to your Polish ancestor. We would need details about their Polish roots and emigration history, and see copies of any Polish documents you may have. If you have your family tree, that’s great. The more details we have initially, the better and faster we can assess your case and start the Polish citizenship confirmation process. The eligibility assessment is free and will allow us to establish if you are eligible for Polish citizenship.

This process is an exchange of information between us, during which we try to gather specific details about your family members that have a real impact on the citizenship status of your ancestors. The moment when your ancestors emigrated from Poland is of great importance in the initial analysis of the case, as we want at first to determine what questions we should ask you in the next steps.


Do I need any documents to find out, if I qualify for confirmation of Polish citizenship?

We can verify if you are eligible for Polish citizenship based on the information you have about your Polish ancestors and without any documents. We will conduct research in Poland within necessary archives and registry offices, and only after receiving research outcomes, we will be 100% sure if you can apply for Polish citizenship and confirm you can proceed with the Polish citizenship application. If, based on the information provided by you, we consider that you are eligible for Polish citizenship confirmation, as the first step we will offer you research for the documents in order not to expose you to additional costs. We will offer you confirmation of your Polish citizenship only when we have a guarantee that your case will be successful with the Polish government and only when we found the required documents during our research. 


How long does eligibility assessment take?

If you provide us with the information and documents requested by our Polish Citizenship expert we will respond as quickly as possible, but you must take the time difference into account. If you do not receive an answer from us within a few hours, then you can be sure that you will receive an email from one of our Polish Citizenship Experts within 48 business hours with your eligibility assessment.


How can I get a free consultation to confirm if I am eligible for Polish citizenship?

You can either fill in our Contact Form with your details, send us an email to contact@fivetoeurope.com or contact us via WhatsApp/Signal, or call 00 48 509 374 209. Our Polish Citizenship Expert will ask you questions about your Polish ancestry, review the documents you may have, check the information, dates, and events that took place in your family. Our consultation to establish your eligibility is free of charge and only when we are sure that you are eligible for Polish citizenship by descent, we will move to the next step and formal agreement. 


How can you obtain Polish citizenship by descent based on your Polish ancestry?

Polish citizenship by descent, also known as ‘citizenship by jus sanguinis’, is a process through which a person can obtain Polish citizenship based on their ancestry or lineage. The following are the requirements for acquiring it:

  • Polish ancestry: The person must have at least one ancestor who was a Polish citizen, either at the time of their birth or at any point in their ancestry.
  • Documented proof of ancestry: The person must provide official documents that confirm their Polish ancestry, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and other officially issued documents proving that an ancestor was a Polish citizen.
  • No interruption in citizenship: The person’s Polish ancestors must not have had their Polish citizenship interrupted, for example, by renouncing it or acquiring another citizenship.
  • Application: The person must apply for citizenship by descent and provide all necessary documents and information.

It is important to note that the process and requirements for Polish citizenship through ancestry can vary depending on individual circumstances and the specific laws and regulations in force at the time of application. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your case for more information and guidance.

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Fill in a simple contact form with your and your family details and we will get back to you to book a FREE consultation.

We will help you pick the best strategy and manage your application on your behalf. You will be informed about every step in the process. You do not need to speak Polish. You do not need to travel to Poland.

Once you are a confirmed Polish citizen, you can apply for your Polish passport on your own! Do that at the nearest Polish Consulate General or Polish Embassy with Consular services, we’ll show you how.

If you are interested in applying for a Polish Citizenship, contact us for a free assessment of your case..