The process on our part is completed as fast as possible. The citizenship procedure’s timeline is heavily dependent on the pace of work in the institutions run by the government (they review & approve the paperwork). Nowadays, the process of review in the Provincial office in Warsaw takes at minimum 2 months. Overall, the procedure should be completed within 6 months. Please be advised that with more problematic cases the process can take up to one year. If you do not have any documents proving Polish citizenship one month of the search process should be added to the timeline.
The eligibility check and preliminary analysis are free of charge. The cost of the procedure is 1100 USD. For other currencies and family discounts please consult with our specialists. If you do not have any documents proving Polish citizenship, the search process costs about 500 USD (we offer preliminary searches that are cheaper and expedited searches that are more expensive).
Polish citizenship by descent is only applicable to blood relatives: descendants and siblings. It is not passed via marriage. Sadly, your spouse cannot apply unless she/he has Polish ancestry of her/his own. Nevertheless, the EU has procedures for the spouses of its citizens – they can travel freely with them. The exact practice depends on the border guard in each member state. You can read more .
There is not – the most important thing is that the emigration happened after 1920 when citizenship was first introduced in Poland.
Sadly not, as being born on Polish soil is not enough to get citizenship, even today. Citizenship is passed from parents to children, regardless of the place of birth. We would need more Polish documents.
Polish citizenship can be secured in three ways: by descent, by residency, and by the presidential grant. Residency requires 4 years of permanent stay and passing a Polish language test. Presidential grant is arbitrary and depends mostly on presenting proofs of current connection to the Polish culture and heritage. It also takes 2 years to be reviewed and has a very small success chance, so we do not recommend it. Only citizenship by descent has no requirements apart from having a Polish ancestor.
If loss of citizenship occurred due to regulations of citizenship laws of the past (1920, 1951, 1962) it is lost for all descendants of that person. If it happened due to renunciation, it can be restored but only for the person that renounced it – not his/her descendants.
Poland does allow having multiple citizenships as long as you enter and leave the country on the Polish passport. Most of the countries allow it too, so you should have no problem having multiple citizenships.
Polish citizenship by descent does not have such requirements – the process can be completed from your location, as we deal with all legal processes. Only residency citizenship has such requirements.
Polish army service was abolished in 2009 and there are no signs of it coming back, as Poland has a professional army now. As to the tax, you won’t have to pay income tax as long as you do not work or reside in the country.
You most certainly will! The result of our work is the paperwork exchangeable for passport in any Polish consulate: the citizenship certificate, Polish birth certificate, filled-in PESEL, and passport forms. You will just have to schedule an appointment in the consulate, bring documents received from us and the passport will be ready in 4 to 5 weeks. Please note our fee does not include the fee for the passport itself, as it is paid at the consulate directly.
It is a personal identification number, similar to the SSN but with fewer powers. It is required for the passport, but it does not prove one is a citizen, as the number is also issued for foreigners. PESEL is requested at the same time as the passport – we prepare all necessary paperwork.
No, you don’t have to if you do not wish to. The order of the applications is entirely up to you.
Yes, we will need either originals or copies certified as true to the originals by the same institutions that first issued those (for example, the Registry office when it comes to birth/marriage certificates). This means that they need to be stamped and/or signed. Printouts of digital-only documents need to be certified too. Some documents will need an apostille, but our specialist will let you know if that would be the case. All documents are returned safely to you, except for the birth and marriage certificates of the applicants (not the ancestors’ ones).