Benefits of Polish citizenship
Having a Polish passport gives you many benefits, including access to the European Union and its job market. You can work and live in any of the 27 member states without restrictions, and you can also move to other countries freely and stay for unlimited time.
You are able to open your own business or invest in real estate. There are also many government grants and scholarships available for EU citizens who wish to study abroad.
If you are a foreigner living in Poland, you can become a Polish citizen through recognition by the government or through naturalization. To obtain Polish citizenship through recognition, you must meet certain requirements and prove that you have lived in Poland legally for the past 3 years.
To get your Polish citizenship by naturalization, you must have lived in Poland for the past ten years and been legally resident for at least three years if you speak Polish. In addition, you must have a stable and regular source of income and own or rent an apartment in Poland.
A person who has lost their Polish citizenship may apply to be re-confirmed as a Polish citizen by proving that they were born on Polish territory and have Polish roots or are related through ancestry to an ancestor who was a Polish citizen before 1951. If an applicant’s ancestor lost their citizenship through becoming a citizen of another country, that ancestor’s descendants cannot be re-confirmed as Polish citizens.