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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • CITIZENSHIP

  • Ways of Acquiring Polish Citizenship

     

    Acquisition and loss of Polish citizenship is regulated by the Act on Polish Citizenship of April 2nd, 2009 (Ustawa o obywatelstwie polskim z dnia 2 kwietnia 2009 r., z późniejszymi zmianami, Dz. U. z dnia 14 lutego 2012 r.).

     

    • By birth to a Polish citizen:

    A child acquires Polish citizenship if at least one parent is a Polish citizen, irrespective of place of birth (Article 14 item 1 of the said Law) - the ius sanguinis rule.

     

    • By birth/being found on Polish soil:

    If a child is born or found on Polish soil and both parents are unknown or their citizenship is unknown, or they have no citizenship (Article 14 item 2 and Article 15 of the said Law), a child acquires by law Polish citizenship - the ius soli rule.

     

    • By adoption:

    A minor foreigner adopted by a Polish citizen (by Polish citizens) acquires Polish citizenship if the full adoption had been completed before the child turned 16 years. Thus, the child is considered as possessing Polish citizenship from the moment of his\her birth.

     

    • By granting Polish citizenship:

    Polish citizenship can be granted by the President of the Republic of Poland.

     

    • By restoring Polish citizenship:

    Polish citizenship can be restored by the Minister of the Interior and Administration.

     

    • By recognition as a Polish citizen:

    A foreigner living in Poland can receive Polish citizenship by recognition as a Polish citizen. The decision is issued by a proper Voivode. Consul does not accept petitions for being regarded as a Polish citizen.

     

     

    The only method of making an appointment in matters regarding the citizenship is registering on the internet system E‑KONSULAT. In case of any questions, please contact us by e-mail: manchester.obywatelskie@msz.gov.pl.