• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland





    Acquisition and loss of Polish citizenship is regulated by the Lawon Polish Citizenship of April 2nd, 2009


    By birth to a Polish citizen:

    A child acquires Polish citizenship if at least one parent is a Polish citizen, irrespective of his or her place of birth (art. 14 pkt 1 of the said Law) - the iussanguinis 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 (art. 14 pkt 2 and art. 15 of the said Law), a child acquires by lawPolish citizenship - the ius soli rule


    By adoption:

    A minor foreigner adopted by a Polish citizen (or Polish citizens) acquires Polish citizenship if the full adoption is completed before the child turns16. The child is then considered to have possessed Polish citizenship from the moment of his or 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.


    By naturalisation:

    A foreigner living in Poland can receive Polish citizenship by naturalisation. The decision is issued by a Provincial Governor (wojewoda). Consuls do not accept petitions for naturalisation.



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