• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • Individuals who do not have valid documents proving their Polish citizenship (a Polish passport or ID) or whose personal information and citizenship cannot be proved may apply for confirmation of Polish citizenship.

    The decision regarding confirmation of Polish citizenship or its loss is issued by a Provincial Governor (wojewoda). An applicant living outside Poland may submit a request through a Polish Consul, within the proper Consular District. The decision issued by the Provincial Governor will then be forwarded to the applicant through the Consulate or a person residing in Poland who has been authorised by the applicant to receive correspondence from the Provincial Governor.

    The provisions of the Code of Administrative Proceedings apply to the procedure of the confirmation or the loss of Polish citizenship.


    Required documents

    Application forms should be submitted in Polish, dated and signed.

    Original documents should be presented at the Consulate, where they will be copied and certified.

    Foreign documents should be translated into Polish and the translation should be certified by a Consul.

    The applicant should submit the following documents:


    • application to the Provincial Governor for the confirmation of Polish citizenship or its loss, providing personal information, details of first and second generation ancestors, and any information essential to determining the factual and legal status ;
    • documents confirming the information provided in the application, such as the applicant's birth certificate with their parents' names, documents confirming Polish citizenship of the applicant’s parents or grandparents (their Polish passports or IDs), marriage certificate of applicant's parents, applicant's marriage certificate or other document proving applicant's civil status, previous Polish passports held by the applicant, military documents held by the applicant or his/her ancestors, a certificate of official name change (if applicable), Certificate of Naturalisation or other document proving foreign citizenship, etc.



    In order to make an appointment please send an email to edinburgh@msz.gov.pl


    Consular Fee

    The application fee is £64, paid in cash, by card or by postal order to the Consulate General of Poland in Edinburgh. The fee is non-refundable.



    The Consulate and the Provincial Governor Office may require additional documents and/or an interview with the applicant.

    It is possible to search for documents in registry offices and archives. In the case of problems locating documents, contact the Head Office of the State Archives, the Central Unit of the Archival Information (00-950 Warszawa, ul. Długa 6, skr. poczt. 1005, Poland).

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