Citizenship By Descent

Find out if your ancestry could help you get an EU passport.

If you are thinking about working, studying or retiring to Europe, you’re not alone. Millions of people with European roots have taken advantage of their ancestral links and reclaimed their EU citizenship by descent. It is a life-changing journey that transcends borders and generations. It can give you a sense of belonging and a renewed appreciation of the complex tapestry of your heritage.

Whether you’re planning to learn more about your family, move overseas or you simply want a second passport for the sake of convenience, your European roots are the key to your second citizenship. But brace yourself as the process of acquiring citizenship by descent can be complex and confusing. By having a professional company on your side, it can make all the difference.

Since 2003 we have handled over 15,000 individual EU citizenship cases with over 99% success rate. This includes EU citizenship cases for PolishGermanCzechSlovakLithuanianItalianCroatianSlovenian and Latvian ancestries. In that time, we have worked with clients from 15 countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Latin America, UK and Israel. As the oldest and largest EU citizenship company in the world, we are proud of our reputation for handling highly complex cases that others give up on. We are always guided by our values of integrity, curiosity and tenacity which inform our everyday decisions and actions.

We’re experts in facilitating citizenship through descent for clients from all around the world, with offices in Australia, US, UK, Poland & Czechia. With a team of over 50 specialist project coordinators, international researchers, multilingual staff and translators, we manage your EU citizenship case efficiently and effortlessly from start to finish.

Come along on the extraordinary journey of citizenship by descent with Polaron today. We will help you unlock the boundless horizons that dual citizenship offers. One of our EU citizenship specialists would be happy to take you through the process for each country in a free Discovery Call. Or you can go ahead now and check your eligibility now. It’s quick and easy.

What Is Citizenship by Descent?

Citizenship by descent is the legal pathway to citizenship based on your ancestral links. It is a type of birthright recognizing that your citizenship can be inherited from your parents or earlier generations. This option is becoming increasingly popular, as it is a convenient, cost effective and relatively simple way of obtaining dual citizenship. 

It is also a great way to explore your family history and reconnect with your European heritage. Out of all the ways of getting a second passport, citizenship by descent is the cheapest and easiest option available. Most EU countries allow dual citizenship and it can be passed down through further generations.

What EU Countries Offer Citizenship by Descent?

Most EU member states have laws based on jus sanguis or the right of blood, allowing citizenship through descent for people with roots from each country. This includes Austria, Czechia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. Each country has its own set of rules, processes and restrictions. One of our EU citizenship specialists would be happy to take you through the process for each country in a free Discovery Call. Or you can go ahead now and check your eligibility now. It’s quick and easy

What are the Benefits of Citizenship by Descent?

Beyond the emotional and cultural connection to your heritage, there are many practical advantages of dual citizenship too. These include unrestricted travel, access to social benefits and the ability to participate in the economic and political life of the EU. It can serve as a valuable lifeline in times of uncertainty, by providing a plan B with various options.

Benefits include:

  • Global mobility and freedom to travel with no visa restrictions, including fast tracking through customs.
  • Flexibility to live, study, work or retire in 27 EU member states, with further expansion on the cards.
  • Access to national social benefits and subsidized healthcare.
  • Subsidized education with the ability to study anywhere in Europe.
  • Access to more professional, business and investment opportunities.
  • Ability to participate in civic and political processes of your ancestral homeland.
  • Strict privacy regulations and access to other legal protections such as consular support.
  • A stronger connection to your cultural identity to promote a sense of belonging.
  • Ability to pass your citizenship to future generations, preserving your family’s ancestral links.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Citizenship by Descent?

The eligibility criteria and requirements for each country vary significantly. In some countries, there are no generational limits regardless of how far back you go. In others, people can only claim citizenship from parents or grandparents. The common element of citizenship by descent applications is to prove two things: the existence of a qualifying ancestor and your relationship to them through generations.

The eligibility criteria and requirements for each country vary significantly. In some countries, there are no generational limits regardless of how far back you go. In others, people can only claim citizenship from parents or grandparents. The common element of citizenship by descent applications is to prove two things: the existence of a qualifying ancestor and your relationship to them through generations.

Typically, applicants are required to provide supporting archival evidence and vital records in the ancestral lineage. Some countries also require proof of language proficiency. The process of reclaiming citizenship through decent can be lengthy and difficult, especially if you do not speak the language. Polaron can assess your case free of charge and guide you through the red tape.

Go ahead and book a Discovery Call today with one of our EU citizenship specialists. If you prefer, you can also use our free eligibility assessment tool. It’s quick and easy to complete.

How Can Our Team Help You?

Working out if you qualify for EU citizenship through descent can be a real challenge. Speaking to an eligibility expert who understands the requirements can be a real eye opener. With the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality, they will assess your eligibility and guide you through the ins and outs of the process, timelines and costs, including family discounts and payment plans Polaron offers. This is free and all part of the service! Once we have a better understanding of your situation, we put together a proposal with an action plan with all the potential pathways to EU citizenship for you.

What's Next?

If you’re interested in pursuing EU citizenship by descent with us, we can provide obligation-free advice about your situation and suggest the most appropriate course of action. We will analyze your family history, available documents and create a proposal with an action plan for your consideration.

Book a Discovery Call with one of our EU citizenship specialists today to start your journey towards dual citizenship and your own EU passport.

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