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The rules for access to archival civil status records

The Supreme Administrative Court in the judgment of 22 January 2019 (reference number II OSK 417/17) reminded the principle of universal access to archival resources (Article 16a (1) of the Act on National Archival Resources and Archives). According to art. 16a paragraph 1 of this Act "Everyone has the right to access archival materials".

Old civil status documents should also be available on the same basis as archival resources. This applies to acts of more than 100 years in the field of birth certificates, collective civil registration files relating to birth certificates; 80 years - in the field of marriage certificates, death certificates and collective marital status registries concerning marriage and death certificates (Article 28 paragraph 4 of the Act on Civil Status Records).

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Opportunity for US citizens with Polish ancestry

Polish citizenship gives you a wide range of advantages, including the so called European Union citizenship (unlimited travel, employment, business, and real estate purchase possilibilities in the EU). In relation with the 2016 presidential election results in the USA, we would like to remind you that many people who live outside of Poland may still be considered Polish citizens. If you wonder whether you are eligible for Polish citizenship and are considering a citizenship confirmation procedure, we can offer you our assistance.

Initial analysis of your situation is free of charge.

What Brexit means for Poles in the UK

The results of the referendum concerning further membership of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the European Union have left hardly anyone indifferent. Apart from numerous and unforeseen political, social and economic consequences Brexit will evidently affect the citizens of UK. They will forfeit their status of citizens of the European Union granted to every citizen of any member state by force of article 20 of the Treaty on Functioning of the European Union.
However not every citizen of the United Kingodm of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will unequivocally forfeit one's EU citizen status. Any UK citizen who has Polish ancestors (that did not forfeit their Polish citizenship) might initiate the proceedings to confirm one's Polish citizenship. Kancelaria Adwokacka Adwokat Piotr Stączek has longstanding experience in successfully representing clients during the Polish citizenship confirmation proceedings. When in doubt regarding your Polish ancestry and citizenship, contact us. Initial review of the case is free of charge.