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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • RENOUNCIATION OF POLISH CITIZENSHIP

  • According to the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, a Polish citizen cannot lose Polish citizenship, unless at his or her own request. The loss of Polish citizenship is possible only after obtaining approval from the President of the Republic of Poland.

    Applicants residing abroad should submit the application to the President of Poland through a Polish Consulate (within the proper Consular District). After verification, the application is transferred by the Consulate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and subsequently to the Chancellery of the President of Poland.

    The approval for renouncing Polish citizenship by both parents is extended to children under their parental custody.

    The approval for renouncing Polish citizenship by only one parent is extended to children under his/her parental custody, if:

    - children are under his/her sole custody, or

    - the other parent gives his/her consent before the proper authority (eg a Consul) that the children may renounce their Polish citizenship.

    Children over 16 should express their prior consent before a proper authority (eg a Consul) for renunciation of Polish citizenship.

    Required documents

    All applications and statements should be submitted in Polish, dated and signed.

    A copy of the enclosed documents should be certified by a Consul (not a British notary public).

    Vital record documents (birth and marriage certificate) should be submitted in original.

    A foreign document should be translated into Polish and the translation should be certified by a Consul.
     

    The applicant should submit the following documents:

     

    • application to the President of the Republic of Poland
    • valid documents confirming Polish citizenship (passport, ID)
    • a document proving possession of another citizenship or a declaration of foreign authorities of its granting
    • birth certificate issued by a Polish registry office
    • birth certificate of a child issued by a Polish vital records office (if a child is included in the application)
    • marriage certificate issued by a Polish registry office, or other document confirming civil status of an applicant
    • photograph/photographs (no more than six-months old, passport size) of the person/persons concerned in the application

    The application fee is £285.

     

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