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Loss of citizenship by acquiring citizenship of another country

On January 19th, 1951, the new Polish Citizenship Act came into force and the consequences of acquiring citizenship of another country changed in comparison with the previous Act of 1920. According to article 11 of the new Act, a Polish citizen could lose Polish citizenship due to acquiring citizenship of another country only after obtaining consent from the Polish authorities. The consent was issued by the department called the Council of State (Rada Państwa). In other words, in order to lose Polish citizenship, two conditions had to be fulfilled altogether: acquiring citizenship of another country and receiving consent from the Polish authorities (the Council of State-Rada Państwa) to acquire foreign citizenship.

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