Since Poland joined the European Union and a Polish passport thus became an EU passport, which guarantees its holder a number of rights in all member states, the value and strength of Polish citizenship has increased significantly.
The criteria for acquiring Polish citizenship have been tightened. For example, the possibility of acquiring citizenship by marrying a Polish citizen was limited by introducing a number of restrictions. Connections with Poland and Polish culture have also been emphasized as general requirements by the Polish regulator.
However, there are still at least several ways to acquire Polish citizenship.
What are they?
What are the benefits and obligations of those who decide to acquire Polish citizenship?
Sylwia Ziemacka from Poland Weekly talks to Paweł M. Nowak, Attorney-at-law, Kancelarie Radców Prawnych Anety Ciechowicz-Jaworskiej, Bartłomieja Ślażyńskiego i Pawła Nowaka