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Polish citizenship guide


Regulations in force since January 1st, 1999

On January 1st, 1999 a significant modification concerning the loss of Polish citizenship was introduced into the Polish Citizenship Act of 1962. The regulation concerning the loss of Polish citizenship due to acquiring a citizenship of a foreign country was annulled, and the regulation concerning deprivation of Polish citizenship on the basis of the Polish authorities' decision was repealed. Since January 1st, 1999, renunciation of Polish citizenship has become the only way to lose Polish citizenship. However, the renunciation itself is not valid without the consent of the President of the Republic of Poland.

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