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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Pudzianowska, Dorota - Górny, Agata

Published: December 2009 - Latest Update: June 2013

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Pudzianowska, Dorota

Published: March 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Pudzianowska, Dorota

Published: July 2013

Country expert(s)

Górny, Agata

Pudzianowska, Dorota

Current citizenship law

Act on Polish Citizenship of 2 April 2009 LANGUAGE: uk


Ustawa z dnia 2 kwietnia 2009 r. o obywatelstwie polskim LANGUAGE: Poland

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Poland domestic case law
International and European case law Poland International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Poland Statistics

Citizenship News

More wealthy and highly skilled foreigners apply for Polish citizenship

A new citizenship law is due to replace Poland's law of 1962

New Polish nationality law under constitutional review

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship