Polish Citizenship Through Descent

Did you know that if you have Polish ancestry, you probably already are a Polish citizen? This means that you also qualify for a second passport and can live, work and study in any of the 28 EU member countries with no restrictions.

How does it work?

You can apply to have your Polish citizenship confirmed by proving your heritage and by satisfying eligibility criteria set by the Polish government. Your application form needs to be accompanied by your ancestral and personal documents, translated into Polish. Your birth and certificate also needs to be registered in Poland before you can apply for an EU passport. 

How do I know if I qualify?

Most people whose parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in Poland qualify for Polish citizenship through descent. In essence you need to have at least one ancestor who:

  • Was born in Poland (or one of the former territories) and resided there after 1920; or
  • Left Poland before 1920, but your ancestors’ residential address can be found in the Polish, Prussian, Russian or Austro-Hungarian registers; and
  • Maintained their Polish citizenship until the day of your birth.

How can Polaron help me?

  • We offer a free and confidential eligibility assessment. 
  • If you are eligible, we can provide you with a no-obligation quote.
  • We can assist you with finding proof of your Polish ancestry.
  • Should you decide to proceed with us, we provide you with linguistic, administrative and legal support and navigate through Polish regulations on your behalf. 
  • The outcome of your case with Polaron is guaranteed or you get your money back.