Over 9 million Americans of Polish descent live in the U.S. and are heavily concentrated around Lake Michigan (Wisconsin, Michigan, and especially Illinois).
Poland is part of the EU and has one of the world's best passports.
Your direct ancestors should not have lost their Polish citizenship before passing it onto the next generation.
If your ancestors are still alive, they can apply for restoration of citizenship in order for you to apply.
Polish citizenship and nationality law became law on August 15th, 2012.
Polish citizenship is carried down from generation to generation through the right of blood, unless conditions along the road, as stipulated by law, cause it to be lost.
There is no limit to how many generations you can go back to show your Polish lineage (as long as there are Polish records confirming your ancestor held Polish citizenship after 1920).
Most people who have Polish ancestors (parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents) qualify for Polish citizenship by descent.
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The main benefits of having Polish Citizenship:
One of the strongest passports in the world with 180+ visa free countries
The ability to work, reside and study in Italy and across the 27 EU member states (e.g. Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands etc.) without the need of a Visa. EU citizens are often prioritized over people from outside the EU for many professional and educational opportunities.
Students who are citizens of Poland can study in public educational institutions for free, and upon admission to EU universities, they can receive scholarships and grants or tuition discounts
Thanks to the registration of an insurance policy, holders of Polish passports receive free medical care and additional government payments.
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Spouses of Polish nationals by descent who live outside of Poland are normally ineligible for citizenship. A spouse of an EU citizen, on the other hand, has several privileges equal to their citizen spouse. Non-Poles who live in Poland with their spouse face distinct rules. Naturalization is achievable after a certain period of time, but the rules are complicated.
Generally speaking children and grandchildren are eligible to apply subject to a few limitations. If your children are under the age of 18, they can be automatically included in your application for citizenship. They will need to individually apply for passports. If they are 18 or older and qualify, they will need to apply separately. Your grandchildren can also apply.
Your spouse can get a residency permit to live with you.
No. If you are a Polish citizen by descent or ancestry, there is no residency requirement nor are you required to go to Poland at any time during or after this process.
All official documentation, application forms, statements and archival records must be translated into Polish by a sworn translator