How to get Polish citizenship?

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How to get Polish citizenship?

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It's no secret that a lot of Ukrainians work and live in Poland. And some of them intend to stay in this country. One of the issues that concern them is obtaining Polish citizenship.

There are several ways to obtain Polish citizenship.

  • Originally:

You can get Polish citizenship if one of your ancestors (parents, grandparents) was Polish.
To do this, you will need to provide documents that prove your Polish origin, such as birth, marriage, death certificates, archival certificates or records from church books.

 

  • Through naturalization:

You can get Polish citizenship if you have legally lived in Poland for 3 years (or 5 years if you are married to a Polish citizen). To do this, you will need to pass an exam in the Polish language and the history of Poland, as well as confirm that you have a stable source of income and housing.

The list of documents you will need to obtain Polish citizenship may vary depending on the method you choose.

  • Originally:
  1. Birth Certificate: Yours and the ancestors you are referring to.
  2. Marriage/divorce certificate: of your ancestors, if one of your parents, or grandparents you refer to changed their last name.
  3. Documents confirming Polish origin: for example, records from church books, certificates from Polish authorities, or Polish-style identity cards of your ancestors.
  4. Proof of knowledge of the Polish language: for example, a diploma of finishing a Polish school or a certificate of passing a Polish language exam.

Through naturalization:

  1. valid passport: of your country of origin;
  2. beaten card: a Polish document confirming your legal stay in Poland;
  3. certificate of criminal record: from your country of origin and from Poland;
  4. health certificate;
  5. confirmation of knowledge of the Polish language: for example, a diploma of graduation from a Polish school or a certificate of passing an exam in the Polish language;
  6. confirmation of the source of income: for example, a certificate of salary or a statement from a bank account;
  7. confirmation of the availability of housing: for example, a lease agreement or a certificate of ownership of housing;
  8. declaration of loyalty to Poland;
  9. birth certificate of children: if you have children.

The process of obtaining Polish citizenship can be complicated and time-consuming.

It is recommended that you consult a lawyer or immigration professional for assistance with the paperwork.

A lawyer can help you in obtaining Polish citizenship:

  • Advise you on all possible ways to obtain citizenship: a lawyer will help you decide which way is best for you, depending on your circumstances.
  • Collect and prepare the necessary documents: the lawyer will help you collect all the necessary documents, prepare them correctly and translate them into Polish.
  • Prepare you for the Polish language and Polish history exam: a lawyer will help you prepare for the exam so that you can pass it successfully.
  • Representing your interests in the Polish authorities: a lawyer can represent your interests in the Polish authorities, for example in the voivodship administration or in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration.

 

Here are some reasons why you may need the help of an attorney:

  • The process of obtaining Polish citizenship can be complicated: a lawyer will help you avoid mistakes and save time.
  • It may be difficult for you to collect all the necessary documents: a lawyer will help you find all the necessary documents, as well as prepare them correctly.
  • It may be difficult for you to prepare for the Polish language and Polish history exam: a lawyer will help you prepare for the exam so that you can pass it successfully.
  • You may need help communicating with the Polish authorities: a lawyer can represent your interests in the Polish authorities and communicate with them in Polish.

If you are planning to obtain Polish citizenship, it is recommended to consult a lawyer for assistance. Fill out the form on our website and our lawyer will contact you shortly.

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