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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • RENUNCIATION OF POLISH CITIZENSHIP

  • Renunciation of Polish Citizenship

    According to the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, a Polish citizen can not lose Polish citizenship, unless at own request. The loss of Polish citizenship is possible only after obtaining approval from the President of the Republic of Poland for the renunciation of Polish citizenship.

    Applicants residing abroad submit the application to the President of Poland through the Consulate of Poland, according to their place of residence. After verification, the application is transferred by the Consulate to the Chancellery of the President of Poland. The applicant is informed by the Consulate in writing of the receiving of the application by the Chancellery.
     

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    All forms and declarations have to be in Polish, dated and signed. A foreign document has to be translated into Polish and the translation certified by a consul.

    The documents to be submitted:
     

    1. Application to the President of the Republic of Poland.
    2. A copy of valid Polish passport. 
    3. Statement of renunciation of Polish citizenship in the following form: ”I, the undersigned, renounce Polish citizenship”.
    4. Certified copy of a document proving possessing another citizenship or a promise of its granting. 
    5. Statement that there are no legal proceedings pending against the applicant. 
    6. The birth certificate issued by Polish vital statistics office. 
    7. The marriage certificate or other marital status certificate issued by Polish vital statistics office. 
    8. Signed biography. 
    9. A passport picture.
    10. Name and address of the person in Poland, nominated by the applicant for the purpose of receiving of official mail directed to the applicant (the applicant’s representative for correspondence).


    The approval for the renouncing of Polish citizenship granted to parents is extended to children under their parental custody.

    Additional documentation concerning children less than eighteen years:
     

    a) If both parents are applicants – the child’s birth certificate issued by Polish vital statistics office.
    b) If only one parent is the applicant, and the other is entitled to parental authority and is a Polish citizen: the child’s birth certificate issued by Polish vital statistics office, and a statement from the other parent agreeing to renunciation, made before the consul.
    c) If the child is over sixteen: the child’s birth certificate issued by Polish vital statistics office, and a written statement from the child agreeing to renunciation, made before the consul.
     

     

    CAUTION

    Documents submitted to the Consulate are not returned and cannot be used for any other purposes.

    The Consulate may require additional documents and/or an interview with the applicant.

    Procedure will be initiated by the Consulate only after having received complete documentation.

    Upon receiving of the certificate of renunciation the applicant is obliged to return the Polish passport to the Consulate.
     

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