Polish Citizenship



We will conduct a full evaluation to determine if you are eligible for Polish citizenship in terms of Polish law.

It is crucial to provide original Polish documents proving that your Polish ancestor held Polish citizenship as part of your application for Polish citizenship.

Do not worry if you do not have any of the required Polish documents. As part of the evaluation, we will determine what documents are required and if it is feasible to obtain these documents from the archives. We do this by determining which archives contain the required documents and then looking at the quality of the relevant archive. If we feel that it is feasible to obtain the documents we will obtain the documents as explained in the next stage.

At the conclusion of the evaluation stage:

If we feel that you are eligible for Polish citizenship we will set up a Skype video conference call with you to discuss the merits of your case as well as the way forward (if you are based in Johannesburg we will be happy to set up a face to face meeting with you). After the conference call/meeting, we will provide you with a list of the required original metric documents (naturalization/birth/marriage certificates) that you will have to obtain for the purposes of your application for Polish citizenship.

If we conclude that you are not eligible we will notify you via email correspondence together with the reason of non-eligibility.

The cost of the evaluation is:



SA Location

R2000 incl. VAT

Should you decide to utilise our services to compile and submit your application for Polish citizenship the cost of the evaluation fee will be deducted off the final instalment of the application fee.

Archival Research:

We will conduct a search of the relevant archives in order to obtain the required Polish documents. Should the documents be located we will obtain certified copies of these documents from the archives.

Prior to the commencement of this stage we will provide you with a quote to conduct the archival research. The cost of the research is case dependant.

Should you have all of the relevant documents, this stage will not be necessary.

Additional Review:

Once we have obtained the required documents from the archives, we will conduct a final review of your case taking into account the documents obtained from the archives as well as the other metric documents that you have provided us with (including those documents that may not have been previously available). If we are satisfied that you stand a high chance of success, based on all of the documents, we will issue you with a formal quotation and an agreement setting out the fee, details of the application process and time frame.

Compilation & Submission of Application:

We will then compile and submit your application directly to the Masovian Office in Warsaw, Poland (the government department responsible for citizenship applications).

We also have people on the ground in Poland who will ensure that your application is hand delivered to the correct official and to ensure that any further documentary correspondence is correctly handled.


We will liaise with the Masovian office to determine the status of your application. We will also keep you updated on a regular basis concerning the status of your application. Should the Masovian office require any further documentation/information concerning your case we will attend to this.

Application for Polish birth/marriage certificates and PESEL.:

Once your Polish citizenship application has been approved, one has to apply for a Polish birth certificate and a Polish marriage certificate (where applicable) as well as a PESEL (Polish ID number) prior to being able to apply for your Polish passport. We will handle these applications as well.

Application for a Polish Passport:

Once your citizenship application has been approved and you have also been issued with a Polish birth certificate, Polish marriage certificate (where applicable) and a PESEL, you can then apply for a Polish passport. We will courier all of the relevant documents to you. All that you have to do is go to your nearest Polish embassy/consulate together with the supporting documentation and apply for your passport. It is a very simple process to apply for a passport however, one has to apply in person. The passport that is issued is a biometric passport that is valid for 10 years.