Get Your Polish Citizenship by Ancestry

You only need to have a single parent, grandparent, or even great-grandparent who was born in Poland to be eligible for Polish citizenship.

Do you want to reconnect with your Polish roots?

The Polish cultural heritage and traditions are among the most recognizable in the world. Having Polish citizenship is your gateway to the European Union and a future filled with possibilities. Take advantage of the benefits provided by the European Union by claiming your Polish citizenship.
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Cityscape view on the Market square with famous saint Marys Basilica during the sunrise in Krakow, Poland

Who is Eligible for Polish Citizenship?

The main eligibility requirement for obtaining Polish citizenship by descent is that you must have at least one parent, grandparent or even great-grandparent who was born in Poland.

If you are of Polish descent, there is a possibility of becoming a Polish citizen. Having Polish citizenship means that you have an EU passport, which can open a whole new world of opportunities and benefits that you only dreamed of.

Polish citizenship is available to direct descendants of Polish people who were born after 1899 and who didn’t leave the country before 1918.

What Do I Need to Apply for Polish Citizenship?

Poland requires more documentation than just a birth certificate to prove that your ancestors held citizenship. Supporting documents can include Polish passports, health and army records, among others.

If you do not have enough documents, we can help you find them with our network of genealogists. In some cases, it is impossible to find documents as many archives in the region were destroyed during the last world war.

Picturesque Summer Landscape in Lesser Poland and Podhale Mountains Region of Poland.
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What If I Don’t Qualify for Polish Citizenship?

Another consideration is that Poland changed borders throughout its history. If you do not qualify for Polish citizenship, perhaps you may qualify for Lithuanian or Hungarian citizenship.

As part of the EuroPassport process, we look at all ways that you may be able to obtain your citizenship to a EU member-state to find the one that may be easiest for you.

Why Become a Citizen of Poland?

There are a number of reasons why being a Polish citizen is highly sought after. Poland is a great country to live in; the quality of life is high: it has a growing economy with a rich culture and history; the cost of living is very low compared to other European countries; it has an excellent and economical transportation system; and its location in the center of Europe gives you the opportunity to travel to many destinations.

Poland is an EU Member State, so having Polish citizenship grants you the advantage of the freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries, especially:

  • Freedom to work and engage in economic activities in all EU Member States.
  • Possibility to invest, and to acquire real estate, in the EU.
  • Medical care in all EU countries.
  • Freedom to reside and settle in other EU Member States.
  • Access to education throughout the EU; free studies at prestigious universities.
  • Possibility of traveling without a visa to more than 160 countries.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

Why EuroPassport?

EuroPassport is the first Canadian company to offer people an easy and affordable way to obtain legal European citizenship. Based in Toronto, Canada, we are a team of trusted immigration lawyers, genealogists and documentation specialists who have pioneered an efficient process for our clients to obtain the Polish Citizenship they seek. Our experts take care of all the paperwork, in optimal deadlines.

  1. We take away the paperwork hassle, bureaucracy, legal complexity – and work on your behalf, using the most efficient route to obtain the citizenship you seek.
  2. Our streamlined process cuts out lengthy waits and confusing roadblocks to citizenship. Look to us to expedite your Polish citizenship and deliver in optimal timelines.
  3. Skip the exorbitantly high legal fees. Our migration experts and a team of Canadian and European legal advisors have refined a process that is considerably more cost-efficient, especially for those with family roots in Europe.
  4. We are a respected Canadian company based in Toronto – so you won’t have to deal with distant overseas law firms. Our track record is remarkable, as the first and only fully registered European Immigration services business in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of applying for and obtaining your Polish citizenship is unique to each case, however the average time is 9-15 months.

When you apply for citizenship, any previous denial may hamper your chances on subsequent applications. An example of this would be declaring a date that is incorrect according to laws and legislations.

Immigration laws are constantly changing, and we are keeping up with every change, which may affect the required documents.

We also have a network of lawyers and genealogists in Europe who will prepare and supervise your application. We have the potential to prepare the most formidable citizenship application you can have.

Don’t risk submitting an unsuccessful application. EuroPassport does everything for you! Our team cooperates with top-tier lawyers in Poland; we first put together your application locally, and then your documents are sent to Poland to continue the rest of the citizenship process. You won’t even have to visit your local embassy or consulate for the process of getting your citizenship certificate as this will be completed in Poland.

However, once your citizenship process is completed, you will have to visit the nearest Polish consulate to apply for the passport.

You may be eligible to apply for Polish citizenship if you have at least one parent, grandparent or even great-grandparent who was born in Poland. Being Polish automatically qualifies you as being a European citizen with access to the many benefits/freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

This will depend on the complexity of your specific case and how many documents you require to prove your Polish ancestry. Our pricing starts from $6,000 for the first adult applicant, approximately $5,200 for subsequent adults of the same family, and approximately $4,800 for minors under 18 years old.

We do offer a 4-payment schedule for individuals and 6-payment schedule for families, and a discount of 5% for families of 2-4 people and 10% for families of 5 or more people.

Contact us to learn more about the pricing structure and payment options.

You do not need to speak the language to reclaim citizenship.

Yes, we also conduct genealogy research in Poland. If you are interested in finding out more about your Polish ancestors, contact us for details.

You will only need to pay taxes in Poland if you move to Poland and live there at least 6 months of the year. If you move to another EU member country, you may not have to pay taxes in Poland, but you may still have to pay taxes in the European country in which you decide to live, so you would need to consult with the local tax authorities in that country.


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