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Polish citizenship guide


Polish passport application

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As explained in the section: Polish citizenship confirmation, a person who wants to apply for a Polish passport first needs to obtain his/her Polish citizenship certification. Only after obtaining the certification decision is a person entitled to apply for a Polish passport. Persons permanently residing in Poland submit the application at the Provincial Office (urząd wojewódzki) local to their place of residence. Persons residing abroad can submit the application only at the Polish consulate local to their place of residence. It is important to mention that persons who have never lived in Poland, or left Poland in the distant past will have to receive a special identification number, called PESEL (read more in the PESEL section). The Polish passport application has to be submitted in person...

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