Poland

Polish Citizenship by Descent

Poland is part of the EU and has one of the world's best passports.

More than 9 million Americans have Polish ancestry, with a large concentration of them in the Chicago area.

Polish citizenship by ancestry is very open. But not all ethnic Poles could claim Polish citizenship; those whose ancestors left before the independence in 1918 would have had to be able to trace their address in local registries.

Your ancestor could have also lost their Polish citizenship if they became a citizen of another country before 1951. If your ancestors are still alive, they can apply for restoration of citizenship in order for you to apply.

Capital City

Warshaw

Visa free countries

179

Total area

312,696 km²

Languages

Polish

Currency

Złoty (PLN)

Population

38,179,800

Time Zone

UTC+1 (CET)

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Passport with visa-free travel to 179 countries

Process completed in 1 - 2 years

Freedom of movement in the EU

No residency requirement

Polish Citizenship by Descent
Application Requirements

Applicants may be eligible to one of the following:

Process

Process

Week 1
Week 1
Verify eligibility and onboarding with Global RCG.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Book an appointment at the Polish consulate near you
Week 2
Week 3
Week 3
We help you collect all the relevant documents and fill the forms
Week 3
Month 3
Month 3
Go to your consulate appointment with your documents and forms
Month 3
Month 16
Month 16
Receive your Polish citizenship certificate
Month 16

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