Now that you’ve taken the first step in reclaiming your Polish citizenship, trust Polaron, the European citizenship experts, to help you get your EU passport.

Applying for an EU passport

To apply for an EU passport, you have to hold citizenship of one of the EU member countries. Poland has been a member of the EU since 2004. European citizenship is supplementary to Polish national citizenship and it can be acquired by birth or by descent.

The information below is an an outline of all you need to know to get you started on this exciting journey. We will provide you with accurate and reliable information, and guide you through the process from start to finish.
As everyone’s journey is different, we encourage you to share your family history with us. This will enable us to look at various milestones in your life and those of your ancestors, to make sure there are no legal impediments to your claim.

Having worked with thousands of families, we understand your right to full confidentiality and will treat your case with the utmost respect and sensitivity. Once we confirm your eligibility, we can guarantee a positive outcome to your case. Multiple family members can apply at once and most cases are processed within 12 months.

Frequently asked questions

How does it work?

  • We verify your eligibility

    • Investigate & study your history
    • Apply Polish legislation to your case & flag issues
    • Review documents carefully
    • Create research plan & determine eligibility
    • Issue no-obligation quote
  • We gather documents

    • Execute agreements & arrange payment
    • Obtain relevant authorisations Collect vital records from you & conduct research
    • Translate documents into Polish
    • Legalise documents as required
  • We lodge & follow through

    • Complete required forms
    • Represent you in Poland at Voivodeship & Registry Offices
    • Liaise with Polish authorities Answer questions
    • Provide additional documents if needed
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What are some of the advantages?

  • Transfer of citizenship onto children

    If your children are under the age of 18, they can be automatically included in your application for EU citizenship. If they are 18 or older and qualify, they will need to apply separately. Your grandchildren can also apply.

  • Unlimited working and residential rights

    Having a Polish passport is like having a passport to any EU country, allowing you to live and work anywhere in the EU.

  • Access to subsidized tertiary education and scholarships

    For more information about studying in the EU, the European Commission has some great information available.

  • Ability to own property

    Becoming an EU citizen makes it possible for you to reside in Europe and own property.

  • International travel flexibility

    As an EU citizen, you have the right to travel freely by air, train, ship and/or bus/coach within the EU.

  • National health care benefits

    If you get sick or have an accident while in the EU, your EU citizenship gives you the right to receive public healthcare.
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Quick glossary

  • Apostille/authentication

    Official certification required on original documents issued by foreign countries

  • Case officer

    Inspector at the Voivodeship Office assigned to assessing your case

  • Case reference number

    The number assigned to your case upon lodgement at the Voivodeship Office

  • Confirmation of Polish Citizenship Certificate (CC)

    Decision issued by the Polish authorities confirming you are Polish

  • Fast track lodgement

    In some cases we can expedite lodgement & processing of your case

  • Lodgement

    Submission of your case at the Voivodeship Office

  • Notary public

    An official authorised to certify documents and signatures for international use

  • PESEL number

    Unique identification number assigned to each Polish citizen

  • Registry Office

    Polish government office responsible for issuing vital records

  • Voivodeship Office

    Polish government office responsible for confirming citizenships

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