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✎ EN Looking for clarification regarding Polish citizenship

Discussion in 'Immigration Poland - Polska' started by prospectivepolish, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. prospectivepolish

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    Hey Forum,

    I noticed it has been nearly a year now since my first post when I started the process of confirming my Polish citizenship. I still need some help so I thought I'd post something up and perhaps hear something back eventually-starting to realize this forum moves at glacial speeds but I'm not sure where else to get this information from.

    I am trying to confirm Polish ancestry through my great-grandfather, he was a Polish citizen when he moved to the US in 1928. My grandmother was then born in 1932. My great-grandfather became a US citizen in 1935. At this point I have gather all the relevant documents including great-grandfather's original passport and birth certificate issued in Polish.

    I thought I'd go ahead and find a lawyer in Poland to speed up the process and I had spoken with one who would do it for me. I was about ready get all set up with him and send documents when I heard back from one of the lawyers that is often mentioned on this forum that I would not be eligible for Polish citizenship because my grandmother would have lost it on becoming an adult in 1951. This cast doubt on the process for me and I haven't done anything with it since then.

    There doesn't seem to be any document that states my grandmother would have lost citizenship for the reason the lawyer mentioned and infact I remember reading a translate Polish law stating explicitly that people of Polish parent born in the US during that time retained Polish citizenship. However, I was never able to clarify this with the lawyer nor find a competent third opinion that could give the me the straight facts of the whole situation.

    Sorry for such a long post but hopefully someday some one will come across it and either find it useful or be able to help me out. This is certainly a very complicated process and for whatever reason it seem the Polish Government does not want to lay down bare what the regulation are.
     
  2. rivenroyce

    rivenroyce New Member

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    I'm in the same situation - did you manage to get it?
     
  3. yasdnilelis

    yasdnilelis New Member

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    My situation is similar also! Any updates?
     

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