Policy Document

An Act of 22 April 2005 (No. 94, Item 788), Amendments to the Act on Foreign Citizens, the Citizen Protection Act, and Other Acts

Year

2005

Country

Poland

Topic

Migration

Subtopic

Naturalisation & Citizenship

Main implications

The only amendment to the act was a definition of the type of stay required for naturalisation, which was further modified. Polish citizenship could be acquired by a foreigner upon his or her request, provided he or she had been residing in Poland for at least five years on the basis of a permit to settlement in Poland (zezwolenie na osiedlenie się) (in force since 2000), or on a permit as a long-term resident of the European Community (zezwolenie na pobyt rezydenta długoterminowego Wspólnot Europejskich), or on a permanent residence permit for the Republic of Poland (zezwolenie na pobyt). The above requirements regarding the type of stay also applied for the procedure for acquiring Polish citizenship by marriage [1].

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Persons of Polish descent not entitled to the citizenship of another state; children with parent(s) of Polish nationality or children born/found in Poland of unknown identity; foreigners who wished to acquire Polish citizenship; individuals who had lost Polish citizenship.

Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

Dziennik Ustaw z 22 Kwietnia 2005 (Nr 94, poz.788) [Journal of Law, 22 April 2005 (No. 94, Item 788)]

Full text web source in English

http://www.mswia.gov.pl/en/document/the-repatriation-act-o/28,dok.html

Original full text web source in native language

http://isip.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet

Comments & Clarifications

[1] Thus, a foreigner who had been married to a Polish citizen for at least three years could acquire Polish citizenship if he or she had one of the following permit types: a permit to settle in the territory of the Republic of Poland, a permit as a long-term resident of the European Community, or a permanent residence permit for the Republic of Poland.

Author

Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Anna Matysiak & Irena Kotowska
Institute of Statistics and Demography
Warsaw School of Economics

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Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2012): Policy: "An Act of 22 April 2005 (No. 94, Item 788), Amendments to the Act on Foreign Citizens, the Citizen Protection Act, and Other Acts" (Information provided by Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Anna Matysiak & Irena Kotowska). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].