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Polish citizenship #Poland

YBentham
 

In relation to Polish citizenship, I was misguided in thinking that because my father, grandparents and 9 uncles and aunts (all ROPSCHITZ/ROPSCHUTZ) were born in Lwow, Galicia, between 1865 and 1913, this gave me the right to apply. I was told that as Poland itself did not exist until 1918 none of my relatives were born in Poland. Maybe everyone else realised this but I didn’t – my fault! My father’s passport said he was born in Poland!

 

Yolanda Ropschitz Bentham

Stanley Diamond
 

While Polish residence may be necessary to obtain the legalized copies of records
necessary for the formal application, that is a final step in the process and research
into the survival and availability of records and eligibility for citizenship are by far the
most important initial steps to be taken.

Where a Polish address is needed, JRI-Poland is pleased to be able to provide that 
service along with research of both our online and offline data for the source of vital
records or other sources that may be acceptable in place of vital records that may
not have survived.  And, as mentioned in my earlier post, we are also able to suggest
companies who provide the application service with reasonable costs.

Stanley Diamond
smsdiamond@...
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland.

a2zik@... writes:
"It is true that you do not need to use a Polish agency to
get your Polish citizenship. However my experience has been that you can only
receive some documents by having them mailed to person with an address in Poland. "

a2zik@...
 

It is true that you do not need to use a Polish agency to get your Polish citizenship. However my experience has been that you can only receive some documents by having them mailed to person with an address in Poland. 

Stanley Diamond
 

Denise commented that she handled the entire application on her own without
the assistance of an agency or lawyer.  Based on the many people who have 
contacted JRI-Poland over the years in search of help in locating the documents
they need to complete the application, I would comment that Denise is the one of
the exceptions rather than the rule. 

We have have been witness to or learned of many cases that stretched on for an
interminable length of time - for a variety of reasons - often caused by the intricacies
of applicable laws, additional documents required, such as proof of residence in
Poland within the prescribed period, and on and on. 

We have built a list of reputable companies providing guidance and carrying out
such applications (not lawyers who have fee schedules that can be excessive. 
A few companies with which we are familiar will examine the documents you
already have and what you know about your ancestor(s) circumstances and then
comment on your eligibility without charge .  

Questions welcomed.  Write to PolishPassports@...

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland
www.jri-poland.org



eslteacherdenise@...
 

Hello Susan,
I am from Ottawa, Canada.  I recently received Polish citizenship and did not use or need an agency from Poland.
If there is a Polish embassy nearby, then your cousin can go there and get all the information he/she needs.  Some
documents will need to be translated into Polish but it's not necessary for someone in Poland to do that.  Also, getting
citizenship takes the same amount of time whether you hire an agency or do it yourself.  
Good luck!
Regards,
Denise Lascelle

viuker11@...
 

Hi Everyone, 

My cousin in Argentina is seeking Polish citizenship. 

Can anyone recommend an agency in Poland to help him to present his documents?

I would like to hear any and all experiences with this subject.

Hag Sameach!
Thank you,
Susan Viuker Lieberman
New York, NY
viuker11@...