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  1. Greetings,

    My mother’s great grandparents both born and died in Poland, although their daughter, my mother’s grandmother moved to the US in 1898.

    Great grandparents died in 1909 amd 1921. Would that make my mother eligible for citizenship by descent?

    1. Dear Dana,

      Thank you for your query.

      The answer is no. When your great grandmother turned 18, her citizenship was independent at that stage. So the fact her parents remained in Poland does not help your eligibility, unfortunately.

      Yours Truly,

      Prof. Adamski

  2. My Great-Grandparents were born in Galicia (Austrian Poland) in 1879 & 1885. They left Galicia before WWI and settled in the US where my Grandmother was born in 1916.

    I already reached out to the local Austrian Consulate regarding citizenship with respect to the new Austrian Nationality Act (sec 58c), but they noted likely due to my ancestors leaving before WWI that I’m not eligible, but they also said I need to contact Vienna directly to get confirmation on this. FAQ on the Austrian site is confusing as it say’s before May 15, 1955 and also before 1938 but does not give a date range.

    If not Austrian, is Polish Citizenship an option? I do not have their birth certificates, only know the dates and the city/town names listed on some documents in the US. I also do not know if they naturalized in the US or not. If they did, does that automatically rule out anything?

    Thanks

    1. Dear Andreas,

      Thank you for your query.

      No, neither of them are an option (through descent), particularly that they considered themselves Ukrainian, not Polish.

      Yours Truly,

      Prof. Adamski

  3. My father was Polish and I know I qualify for Polish passport. Before I go ahead I need to know or have some idea of the cost. Would you be able to give me some idea of the full cost thank you very much
    Elizabeth

  4. I would love to know , My great grandfather was born in 1923 in Lwow Poland ( now Lviv Ukrain ) , he then married in England in 1945 after the war as he escaped a concentration camp …Is there still a chance I might be able to be eligible through ancestory ?

  5. Hello,

    My grandmother (fathers mother) was born in Poland in 1924 to polish parents, they emigrated when she was 6 and my grandmother married an Argentinian in Argentina before 1951. Can I claim polish citizenship and can I do so if all polish documents were lost?

    Thanks

    1. Dear Dany,

      Thank you for your query.

      If she married an Argentinian, you are most likely not eligible as you couldn’t hold dual citizenship in Poland prior to 1951 so she would have lost her Polish citizenship by marrying your grandfather.

      Yours truly,

      Prof. Adamski

  6. My great great Grandfather was Prussian and moved to SA in the early 1800’s can I apply for an EU passport

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