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Polish citizenship guide


Military service certification

In some cases, a certificate confirming military service in a foreign country shall accompany the Polish citizenship confirmation application of a person who had left Poland before 1951. The requirement is based on the Polish Citizenship Act of 1920. According to Article 11 of the Act, a Polish citizen lost Polish citizenship due to entering military service in a foreign country. The regulation was in force from January 31st, 1920 to January 18th, 1951. Therefore, only the military service in that time period resulted in the loss of Polish citizenship.

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