Confirmation of Polish citizenship by descent can be sought by anyone who has at least one parent/grandparent or great-grandparent who was born in Poland. The process of confirming Polish citizenship involves applying to Polish authorities with documentation proving the applicant’s eligibility and an unbroken chain of Polish lineage, as well as pertinent personal records. Individuals seeking confirmation of their Polish citizenship may submit the application with the accompanying documentation proving their Polish descent directly to one of the Provincial Governor’s Offices [Urząd Wojewódzki] in Poland or through a Consulate General of Poland in the U.S.
Detailed information regarding the process of confirming Polish citizenship through a Consulate General of Poland can be found on the Polish government website.
Together we will complete the individual steps of the citizenship process:
- Collect all required personal information.
- Fill out the application, in Polish, for confirmation or restoration of Polish citizenship.
- Prepare sworn translations of all the relevant personal and archival records.
To learn more about what’s involved in the process of confirming Polish citizenship, visit my FAQ page.