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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • CONFIRMATION OF POLISH CITIZENSHIP

  • According to the Polish Citizenship Act - 2012, a child acquires Polish citizenship on the date of his/her birth if at least one of his/her parents was a Polish citizen on the date of the child's birth. Should the applicant wish to confirm his/her Polish citizenship, the Polish citizenship of one of his/her parents on the date of applicant's birth has to be confirmed first. Sometimes it may be necessary to confirm the citizenship of a deceased parent to ascertain that the applicant's parent was a Polish citizen on the date of the applicant's birth.

     

    1. INORMATION FOR A PERSON WHO WAS BORN IN POLAND OR WAS RESIDING IN POLAND

     

    In order to apply for the confirmation of Polish citizenship, the following documents are required:

     

    1. The form for the confirmation of Polish citizenship to be completed legibly in Polish (SEE. FORMS TO PRINT.ATTACHMENT 1).

     

    2. CV information written in Polish on personal details including:

     

    • Date and place of birth,
    • First and last name(s) (according to the birth certificate),
    • Changes of first and last name(s),
    • Parents' names,
    • Marital status,
    • Information about wife/husband and children,
    • Profession, current occupation and/or position held; place of work,
    • Address of the last residence in Poland,
    • Date of emigration from Poland,
    • Date and place of marriage,
    • Countries of previous places of residence,
    • Connections to Poland

    3. Original of the Polish passport, or any other documents allowing to leave Poland, that was in possession on departure. In case of a lack of the Polish passport or any other Polish travel document, a written statement is required. If a person left Poland on a passport of one of the parents this passport is required as well. Please note that the original documents will be returned to the applicants.

     

    4. Birth and marriage certificate, and any other Polish documents of the applicant as well as those of the applicant's parents who lived in Poland.

     

    5. Original of the parents' marriage certificate and other documents stating cessation of the marriage (for example death, divorce certificate).

     

    6.  While submitting the documents, the applicant should show his/her valid Israeli passport or another foreign passport.

     

    7. Certificate attesting Israeli citizenship issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior (תעודה המעידה על אזרחות ישראלית) with apostille.

     

     

    8. Extract from the populations register issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior (tamtzit rishum memirsham ohlusin) with apostille.

     

    9. If needed: certificate stating change of the first and/or last name(s) issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior (teudat hameida al shinui shem) with apostille.

     

    10. If the applicant applies for confirmation of Polish citizenship and his father emigrated as an adult to Palestine or Israel, before January 19th 1951, the applicant should submit the original of the document proving the applicant's father's service in the Israeli Army, and information about the father's job, career and positions held during his years of work.

     

    11. If the applicant applies for the confirmation of Polish citizenship and his/her mother emigrated as an adult to Palestine or Israel before January 19th 1951, the applicant should not only submit the document proving the applicant's mother's service in the Israeli Army and information about the mother's job, career and positions held during her years of work, but also the same document and information concerning the applicant's father are required. The document proving the applicant's parents' service in the Israeli Army has to be issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and the original document should be presented with apostille.

     

    12. An applicant whose parents emigrated as minors to Palestine or Israel before January 19th 1951, besides the documents mentioned in the points 1 to 11 should additionally submit:

     

    • The original of the documents certifying grandparents' military service in the Israeli Army, issued by the IDF, and grandparents' marriage certificate;
    • A statement about the applicant's grandfather's service in the Polish Army;
    • Information about the grandparents' job, career, and positions held during his/her years of work as well as death certificates of grandparents if applicable.

    13. If the applicant emigrated from Poland to Palestine/Israel before January 19th 1951, the applicant should submit the original of the document proving his/her service in the Israeli Army, and information abouthis/her job, career, and positions held during his/her years of work.

     

    14. Name and address of a representative in Poland for the purpose of receiving and transmitting official correspondence to the applicants.

     

    NOTES

     

    • The documents should be filed in originals and copies in two separate sets.
    • The applicant should fill in the documents personally and submit (for identification purpose) a valid Israeli passport. If unable to do, so please enclose confirmation letter of power of attorney. The applicant, as well as person representing the applicant, should submit their valid passports.
    • All filed statements and certificates should include the date and the place, and be signed by the applicant.
    • Spelling of first and last names as well as dates of birth in all Israeli documents should be standardized and identical with details in the Israeli passport before filing at the Consular Section.
    • All FORMS and declarations should be completed legibly in Polish.
    • All documents (if written in a language other than Polish, for example Hebrew) should be translated into Polish by an official translator or Polish Consul. Documents from Hebrew can be translated in the Consular Section. (SEE. TRANSLATION)
    • All documents issued by Israeli authorities (f. e. certificates) should have apostille from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Only apostilles from Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem are valid. (SEE. APOSTILLE)
    • Please note that all enclosed documents filed at the Consular Section will not be returned.
    • Consular fees need to be paid on initiation of the procedure and will not be refunded irrespective of the final result of the case.

    2. INFORMATION FOR A PERSON WHO WAS BORN OUTSIDE POLAND AND NEVER LIVED IN POLAND

     

    In order to apply for the reaffirmation of Polish citizenship of the applicant, the following documents are required:

     

    1. The form for the ascertainment of Polish citizenship to be completed legibly (SEE.FORMS TO PRINT. ATTACHMENT 1).

     

    2. CV in Polish, with the following information: place and date of birth, parents' names, marital status, education, profession, place of work, information about wife/husband and children, relatives in Poland.

     

    3. Original birth certificate with apostille.

     

    4. Marriage/divorce certificate (original) with apostille.

     

    5. Valid Israeli or other foreign passport.

     

    6. Certificate of first name and/or last name changes issued by Israeli Ministry of Interior if applicable, (teudat hameida al shinui shem) with apostille.

     

    7. Certificate attesting Israeli citizenship issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior (תעודה המעידה על אזרחות ישראלית) with apostille.

     

    8. Extract from populations register (tamtzit rishum memirsham ohlusin) with apostille.

     

    9. Polish birth and marriage certificate, and any other Polish documents of at least one parent or grandparent of the applicant who lived in Poland.

     

    If applicant's parents were born and got married outside of Poland he/she must include with application his/her parents' marriage certificate with apostille, and at least one birth certificate of father or mother with apostille (depending on who is a Polish citizen).

     

    10. Original of the Polish passport, or any other documents allowing the applicant's parents or grandparents to leave Poland (depending on who left Poland), that was in possession on departure. In case of a lack of the Polish passport or any other Polish travel document, a written statement is required. Please note that the original documents will be returned to the applicants.

     

    11. If the applicant applies for confirmation of Polish citizenship and his parents/grandparents emigrated as adults to Palestine or Israel, before January 19th 1951, the applicant should submit the original of the document proving the applicant's parents'/grandparents' service in the Israeli Army, and information about their jobs, careers, and positions held during their years of work.

     

    12. An applicant whose parents emigrated as minors to Palestine or Israel before January 19th 1951, besides the documents mentioned in the points 1 to 11, should additionally submit:

     

    • The original of the documents certifying grandparents' military service in the Israeli Army, issued by the IDF, and grandparents' marriage certificate;
    • A statement about the applicant's grandfather's service in the Polish Army;
    • Information about the grandparents' job, career, and positions held during his/her years of work as well as death certificates of grandparents if applicable;

    13. Name and address of a representative in Poland for the purpose of receiving and transmitting official correspondence to the applicants.

     

    NOTES

     

    • The documents should be filed in originals and copies in two separate sets.
    • The applicant should fill in the documents personally and submit (for identification purpose) a valid Israeli passport. If unable to do so please enclose confirmation letter of power of attorney. The applicant, as well as person representing the applicant, should submit their valid passports.
    • All filed statements and certificates should include the date and the place, and be signed by the applicant.
    • Spelling of first and last names as well as dates of birth in all Israeli documents should be standardized and identical with details in the Israeli passport before filing at the Consular Section.
    • All FORMS and declarations should be completed legibly in Polish.
    • All documents (if written in a language other than Polish, for example Hebrew) should be translated into Polish by an official translator or Polish Consul. Documents from Hebrew can be translated in the Consular Section. (SEE. TRANSLATION)
    • All documents issued by Israeli authorities (f. e. certificates) should have apostille from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Only apostilles from Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem are valid. (SEE. APOSTILLE)
    • Please note that all enclosed documents filed at the Consular Section will not be returned.
    • Consular fees need to be paid on initiation of the procedure and will not be refunded irrespective of the final result of the case.

    3. INFORMATION FOR A PERSON WHO WAS BORN OUTSIDE POLAND AND NEVER LIVED IN POLAND AND HIS FATHER/MOTHER ALREADY HAS THE CERTIFICATE OF CONFIRMATION OF POLISH CITIZENSHIP

     

    In order to apply for the reaffirmation of Polish citizenship of the applicant, the following documents are required:

     

    1. The form for the ascertainment of Polish citizenship to be completed legibly (SEE.FORMS TO PRINT. ATTACHMENT 1).

     

    2. CV in Polish, with the following information: place and date of birth, parents' names, marital status, education, profession, place of work, information about wife/husband and children, relatives in Poland.

     

    3. Original birth certificate with apostille.

     

    4. Marriage/divorce certificate (original) with apostille.

     

    5. Valid Israeli or other foreign passport.

     

    6. Certificate of first name and/or last name changes issued by Israeli Ministry of Interior if applicable, (teudat hameida al shinui shem) with apostille.

     

    7. Certificate attesting Israeli citizenship issued by the Israeli Ministry of Interior (תעודה המעידה על אזרחות ישראלית) with apostille.

     

    8. Extract from populations register (tamtzit rishum memirsham ohlusin) with apostille.

     

    9. Certificate attesting Polish citizenship of at least one parent issued by relevant Voivodship.

     

    10. Name and address of a representative in Poland for the purpose of receiving and transmitting official correspondence to the applicants.

     

    NOTES

     

    • The documents should be filed in originals and copies in two separate sets.
    • The applicant should fill in the documents personally and submit (for identification purpose) a valid Israeli passport. If unable to do so, please enclose confirmation letter of power of attorney. The applicant, as well as person representing the applicant, should submit their valid passports.
    • All filed statements and certificates should include the date and the place, and be signed by the applicant.
    • Spelling of first and last names as well as dates of birth in all Israeli documents should be standardized and identical with details in the Israeli passport before filing at the Consular Section.
    • All FORMS and declarations should be completed legibly in Polish.
    • All documents (if written in a language other than Polish, for example, Hebrew) should be translated into Polish by an official translator or Polish Consul. Documents from Hebrew can be translated in the Consular Section. (SEE. TRANSLATION)
    • All documents issued by Israeli authorities (f. e. certificates) should have apostille from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Only apostilles from Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem are valid. (SEE. APOSTILLE)
    • Please note that all enclosed documents filed at the Consular Section will not be returned.
    • Consular fees need to be paid on initiation of the procedure and will not be refunded irrespective of the final result of the case.

     

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